How to Prevent School Bus Accidents

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In spite of our best efforts to make them the most highly visible vehicles on the road, unfortunately, the School Bus is still involved in all too many accidents. More times than not, the accident is the fault of the ‘other driver’. A school-transportation-related crash is a crash that involves, either directly or indirectly, a… Read more »

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Five Common Remodeling Projects and Safety Focuses for Each

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It’s remodeling season in New England and throughout the United States, and, if you are a contractor, homeowners will be looking to your company to complete remodeling projects that increase the value of their home, make it more energy efficient, or improve its resilience against the coming winter. Additionally, many looking to increase the value… Read more »

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Hurricane Safety Tips, Preparations, and Checklists

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The Northeast has been fortunate to have experienced a lull in hurricane activity the past few years. However this year, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revised their forecast to increase the likelihood of a more active season. NOAA now expects a 70 % chance of 12 – 17 named storms, of which 5 –… Read more »

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Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know Before Launching a “BYOD” Program

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There’s a rising number of mobile application users in the workplace—but that doesn’t mean employees are chasing down virtual creatures in the board room or behind the water cooler. They’re more likely using their smartphones and tablets to collaborate with coworkers, submit expense reports, optimize pay-per-click campaigns, check e-mail, keep up with customers…and the list… Read more »

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Fleet Telematics Support Vehicle and Driver Safety

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According to OSHA, motor vehicle crashes cost employers $60 billion annually in medical care, legal expenses, property damage, lost productivity, and more. Looking at this in another way: The average crash costs an employer $16,5001 A crash resulting in an injury costs an employer on average $74,0001 Costs can exceed $500,000 when there’s a fatality1… Read more »

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3 Summer Worker Safety Tips to Beat the Heat

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more injuries occur during the summer months than at other times of the year. Seasonal factors ranging from more direct sunlight to higher temperatures can—and usually do—impact the working conditions in industrial settings. Just consider the potential effects of sweaty palms, fogged-up safety goggles, and dehydration. Yet… Read more »

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Heavy Equipment Safety

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Operation of heavy mobile equipment such as excavators, loaders, graders, rollers, and bulldozers, can create hazardous situations when operated in proximity to other equipment and workers.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of construction industry fatalities involve heavy equipment. Hazards include workers being: Struck by moving equipment Crushed between equipment and other… Read more »

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Forklift Safety: Facts and Best Practices

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Did you know that more than one in ten forklifts will be involved in an accident each year? Noting this, OSHA estimates forklifts cause about 85 fatal accidents per year; 34,900 accidents result in serious injury; and 61,800 are classified as non-serious. Further, it is estimated that 90% of all forklifts will be involved in some type… Read more »

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