5 Steps To Building An Effecti...

Since OSHA Standard 1910.147 was introduced, great strides have been made to increase safety and reduce incidents of injury.  Having a Lockout/Tagout plan plays an important role in protecting workers and employees from life threatening accidents. Step 1: Identify A...
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How to Prevent Slips, Trips an...

Slips, trips and falls are a major occupational safety issue.  They are also one of the most preventable workplace injuries that can be controlled a trusted safety program.  Fortunately, there are basic precautions employers can take to create a safer and more complia...
Cellphones on the Job

One Life: Cell Phone Safety

Losing a life in a video game may not just apply to the video game itself anymore. The new popularity of a certain new mobile gaming app, has the potential to put people’s safety at risk, if they are not paying attention. With more than 15 million downloads in less...
An Eye on Safety

Keeping an Eye on UV Safety

July is UV Safety Month and when you think of protecting yourself from UV rays what do you think of first? Most would probably say their skin. After all, it is our body’s largest organ, but what about your eyes? When it comes to UV rays there are two types, UVA and...
Cell Phone Courtesy

July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month

There you are, in a public place, minding your own business and suddenly you’re subjected to someone else’s personal conversation and you think to yourself “Whoa! Did I just hear that correctly?”. Cell phone use is at an all time high, and I think we’ve all...
Mercury Rising

Think Safety When the Mercury ...

For those who work outside having the hot sun beating down on their backs is nothing new. After all, jobs don’t stop when temperatures soar. Unfortunately, the only choice is to work through it — often easier said than done. The hot summer months pose special haz...
Summer Heat

Keep Workers Safe from Heat St...

June 20th is the start of summer and as we enter the summer months, the warm weather has the potential to become very dangerous—even deadly—to workers who perform their job duties outside. According to OSHA, both environmental and job-specific factors can put...
Workplace Safety News

Workplace Safety News Roundup

OSHA Issues Final Rule to Help Prevent Workplace Injuries and Illnesses OSHA issued safety citations to a roofing contractor for exposing workers to fall hazards, as well as other hazards on the job site. The contractor received citations for three repeated an...
OSHA Final Rule

OSHA Issues Final Rule to Help...

OSHA has issued a final rule that modernizes workplace injury data collection to help more effectively inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards. Employers in high-hazard industries will need to now send the injury and illness data th...
National Safety Month - June 2016

National Safety Month Highligh...

The National Safety Council (NSC) designates every June as National Safety Month. Throughout the month, Emedco will highlight many of the safety topics that the NSC does during this time. The NSC encourages people to use the month to identify risks and learn how to ...
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