Deck, Deck, Crash!

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Avoid Balcony, Porch and Deck Collapse Duck, Duck, Splash is an alternative to the traditional children’s game of Duck, Duck Goose. It’s played in the summer months, where a “picker” carries a small bucket of water around players who are sitting in a circle, and splashes the person who will be the goose. It’s fun… Read more »

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OSHA 300A: A Poster or a Performance Benchmark?

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OSHA 300A: A Poster or a Performance Benchmark? A quick reminder: February 1st was the deadline to post your annual OSHA 300A form, and it must remain posted through April 30th. Employers with more than ten employees and whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry must record work-related injuries and illnesses using OSHA Forms: It’s now… Read more »

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Carbon Monoxide: Winter’s Silent Enemy

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What is carbon monoxide and where is it found? Carbon monoxide, otherwise known by its chemical symbol, “CO”, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and/or death.  It is found in combustion fumes such as those produced by cars, trucks, gasoline engines, stoves, burning fuels such as wood and charcoal and heating… Read more »

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Telematics: The Future is Now

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You have either started reading this blog because you know about telematics or you have no idea and want to find out. So, starting with the latter: Telematics is the branch of information technology that deals with long-distance transmission of computerized information.  Put in simple terms, telematics is the blending of wireless telecommunications like GPS,… Read more »

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2013 – Check!

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End of Holiday Chaos – Check! Start of New Year – Check! After a busy holiday season and the year-end rush, I find I crave order and a clean slate with the New Year.  I find myself committed to organization, purging unnecessary items, and getting to that task that has been on my to-do list… Read more »

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Hot Work – Don’t Burn Your End

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You may be thinking, “Leave it to an insurance guy to write about Hot Work at the start of winter.” However, I hope you learn something about different types of Hot Work here. We’re not talking about the kind of heat which farmers are so used to, like toiling in the fields in summer, or… Read more »

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The Safety Marathon

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8 Guiding Principles to Develop a Safety Program While training for the New York City marathon—my first—I realized that there are many similarities to developing and maintaining a safety program.  I admit to being overwhelmed at times while tackling the unknown. Can I do it?  Will I make my long runs?  Where will I find… Read more »

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