Don’t Bug Out: Prevent West Nile Virus

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As you’re spending summertime on your safely checked deck , hopefully you’re not as obsessed with ducks as I apparently am this year. A more important topic for summer safety huddles is West Nile Virus (WNV) prevention, particularly for workers who spend the day outdoors, but also to educate everyone who likes to spend early morning or… Read more »

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Farm Tractor Safety

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Farming has never been an easy occupation – long hours, non-cooperative weather, fickle commodity prices and the possibility of severe injury.  Agriculture is among the most dangerous industries with only transportation/warehousing and construction being more dangerous. Agriculture has the highest fatal work injury rate (24.4 per 100,000 full time workers) of all industries1. Among specific… Read more »

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Tick Season is Upon Us

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For many of us living in the Northeast, enjoying the outdoors after winter abates is paradise, and a great cure for cabin fever. However, in the past years there have been new insects and diseases that plague our summer activities. One of the largest concerns is ticks and the diseases they can spread, particularly with… Read more »

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