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Novel Coronavirus: Preventative Steps You Can Take

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were five confirmed cases and 165 people being monitored for the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States as of January 29. 36 states have confirmed they are monitoring people for possible cases of the virus. The World Health Organization was first alerted to … Continue reading Novel Coronavirus: Preventative Steps You Can Take

Prevent Grain Bin and Silo Accidents

Among the numerous safety hazards farmers face are the hazards associated with grain bins and silos. Accidents involving grain bins and silos can cause severe injuries and death. Within the past week, accidents in Grant Park, Illinois and North Manchester, Indiana, have resulted in farm worker fatalities. Workers can quickly become buried by grain and … Continue reading Prevent Grain Bin and Silo Accidents

Decorate Safely this Holiday Season

Holiday decorations are a tradition for millions of Americans, but they are also associated with fire hazards. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Christmas trees alone were responsible for an average of 160 home fires per year between 2013-2017. Additionally, there were an average of 780 structure fires per year between 2013-2017 that were … Continue reading Decorate Safely this Holiday Season

Keep Exit Routes Clear

Citations for blocked emergency exits frequently make the news but should be easy for businesses to avoid. As reported by WSFA-12 News earlier this week, Dollar Tree received citation from OSHA for multiple violations at its Andalusia, Alabama location. One of the citations stemmed from the store endangering employees lives by allowing emergency exits to … Continue reading Keep Exit Routes Clear

Q&A with Paul Satti on OSHA #7505 – Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation

Paul Satti is the technical director of projects and research at the Construction Safety Council with over 20 years of experience. He is scheduled to teach OSHA #7505 – Introduction to Accident (Incident) Investigation at the Construction Safety Council in Hillside, Illinois on February 14, 2020 and recently discussed the course with the NSEC Blog … Continue reading Q&A with Paul Satti on OSHA #7505 – Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation

Avoid Spreading the Flu this Season

Though the season is early, influenza cases are on the rise throughout the country. For the week ending November 16, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported widespread influenza activity throughout six states (California, Alabama, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada and South Carolina) and local activity throughout much of the central U.S. An important step … Continue reading Avoid Spreading the Flu this Season

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Whether it brings ice, snow, extreme cold, wind or all of the above, winter driving is associated with numerous safety risks. If you are among the 70% of Americans that live in snowy regions, then it is important to review some tips for driving in wintry conditions.  Staying safe on the road during winter weather … Continue reading Winter Driving Safety Tips

How to Avoid Thanksgiving Feast Safety and Health Risks

It’s that time of year where when millions of Americans begin planning their Thanksgiving feast. Along with deciding how big of a turkey you need for your gathering and what sides to serve, it’s important to review how to safely prepare this poultry-centered feast. Each year around the holidays, hospitals are flooded with calls from … Continue reading How to Avoid Thanksgiving Feast Safety and Health Risks

Take Precautions While Using Space Heaters

As temperatures cool down and winter arrives throughout the country, many people will turn to space heaters to stay warm in their homes, garages and workplaces. Though these devices can provide comfort, they can also be dangerous if used improperly. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that in recent years, thousands of fires and … Continue reading Take Precautions While Using Space Heaters