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10 Safety Sign Coloring Pages for Kids

10 Safety Sign Coloring Pages for Kids

| July 17, 2017

Children are naturally curious and energetic which leads to a number of slips, falls, and various accidents. These actions are part of being a kid and are impossible to avoid entirely. But as parents and teachers, we can minimize those minor slips and falls. Most importantly, we can avoid an accident that leads to serious […]

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Truss construction: what it is, and how to warn firefighters

Truss construction: what it is, and how to warn firefighters

| May 30, 2017

Lightweight truss construction is increasingly common in modern buildings. This type of construction is heavily reliant on prefabricated parts as opposed to being built on site, using long chords at top and bottom and webs to keep the arc in place.  (About ⅔ of new commercial and residential construction uses truss construction.)  While lightweight truss […]

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June is National Safety Month!

June is National Safety Month!

| May 24, 2017

National Safety Month is just around the corner. Ensuring the safety of yourself and those around you is a vital issue that we want everyone to be aware of, whether that pertains to home safety, work safety, or safety on the road. During this month, our goal is to raise awareness to common safety and […]

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Should you worry about recordkeeping violations from more than six months ago?

Should you worry about recordkeeping violations from more than six months ago?

| May 22, 2017

Businesses must maintain OSHA records for five years.  But since 2012, it has been up in the air how long you can be cited for failing to maintain those records, because OSHA and the courts have been fighting the statute of limitations for recordkeeping violations. In 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. […]

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When can you put booby traps on your property?

When can you put booby traps on your property?

| May 17, 2017

The jerry-rigged booby trap has been a staple of fiction for decades.  Home Alone. Indiana Jones.  Dungeons & Dragons.  And from time to time, a property holder decides that lethal or potentially lethal force is appropriate to try to secure their property.  Someone, whether an intruder, a guest, or the landowner, gets hurt (or killed), […]

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month!

| April 4, 2017

Distracted driving is defined as any activity that can divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. These distractions include text messaging, making phone calls, sending emails, eating or drinking, etc. Although these are activities that should be done on their own, many people find that they can multi-task while they are […]

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Workplace injuries and fatalities

Workplace injuries and fatalities

| February 6, 2017

Every day, dozens of workers in the United States face a risk of getting injured in the workplace due to various factors such as dangerous objects, electrocution, slippery floors, etc. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a total of 4,836 workers died from a work-related injury in 2015, which is the highest annual figure […]

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