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How do I warn about natural hazards on campgrounds?

How do I warn about natural hazards on campgrounds?

February 5, 2018

Here’s another question we’ve gotten. Just what are the best practices to warn campers of potential hazards at your campground? According to the 2017 North American Camping Report, camping is a growing industry, with about 61% of households in the United States being active campers. With more people going camping, it also raises the possibility […]

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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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Can you sue if you get hit by a foul ball?

Can you sue if you get hit by a foul ball?

May 15, 2017

Foul balls in baseball, car crashes in NASCAR, rogue pucks in hockey: what do they all have in common?  They’re all hazards to spectators at sporting events.  For most businesses, known, dangerous conditions are the business’ responsibility.  But that’s not the case with sporting events, in general.  This rule comes from baseball. At the turn […]

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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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Holiday Fire Hazards (and how to avoid them!)

Holiday Fire Hazards (and how to avoid them!)

December 19, 2016

The holidays are meant for spending time with loved ones, celebrations and get-togethers, and spreading cheer. Holiday fire hazards at home, however, can pose a threat to this time of joy. December is the most common month for home fires, mostly due to Christmas trees, candles, decorations, and cooking. Fortunately, most holiday fires are preventable. It is […]

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