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The Zika Virus In Florida, Texas, and California

4 Feb

zika mosquito

What is the Zika Virus and what does it do? The Zika virus is a disease transmitted through mosquitos, especially the “yellow fever mosquito”, which has transmitted other diseases like dengue and chikungunya in the past. This week, a Texas Citizen recently contracted the disease without traveling outside of the USA–the first to do so. […]

What Is Ergonomics And How Can You Improve Yours?

18 Nov

If you sit at a desk all day, you understand just how much stress it can put on your body. That’s why the word “ergonomics” gets tossed around when discussing an office workspace. But, what is ergonomics? According to OxfordDictionaries.com, it technically means “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”. However, the word […]

Self-Driving Trucks Could Enter Florida Highways in 2015

9 Sep

By now most people have heard of self-driving vehicles, but it’s generally believed that such technology is a handful of years away from practical implementation. Royal Truck & Equipment, a construction company that operates in Florida but is based in Pennsylvania, thinks otherwise. Royal believes it could have self-driving trucks working on Florida’s highways at […]

GHS Implementation & What It Means For Your Business

23 Jun

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals – GHS – is a system that was adopted by OSHA to facilitate the standardization of chemical identification; focused on aligning safety hazard communications within the workplace. While these GHS implementation tactics will be mainly targeting chemical manufacturers and distributors, it is still important for all […]

How to Stay Safe on a Construction Site: Electrocution Hazards

15 Dec

Electrocution Hazards

Following the Fall Hazards Edition and the Struck-By Hazards Edition in our Fatal Four series, this week we will be covering Electrocution Hazards. Electrocutions happen when a source of electric current passes through the human body and cause an electric shock. Electrocution hazards can be present whether a construction worker works directly or indirectly with […]

How to Stay Safe on a Construction Site: Caught-in/Between Hazards

15 Dec

caught in between hazard

So far you have learned about fall hazards, struck-by hazards, and electrocution hazards. The last in our series of the “Fatal Four” is about caught-in or –between hazards. So what is a caught-in or –between hazard? It is a danger or risk where injuries occur from being crushed, squeezed, caught, compressed, or pinched in between […]

How to Stay Safe on a Construction Site: Fall Hazards Edition

15 Dec

fall hazard sign

As a construction worker, you will be exposed to many dangerous hazards on the job site; I’m sure you already know that. But do you know which ones are the most common and what you can do to protect yourself? How about ones that OSHA views as most important? This Safety Hazard Series will be focusing […]

Prepare a Thanksgiving Meal with These Food Safety Tips

18 Nov

  Thanksgiving is right around the corner and if you’re traveling, make sure you read our holiday driving safety tips. If you’re cooking, be sure to continue reading. Now close your eyes and think of the abundance of food that you will come into contact with: juicy turkey meat, creamy green bean casserole, fluffy mashed […]

Confessions of a Restaurant Server

27 Oct

Being a server

So you want to be a restaurant server? Get ready to hear from waiters who are already on the front line. As a server, it is not just about smiling at customers, taking orders, and bringing food to the table. There are safety standards that everyone who works in the industry should follow. The American […]

Top Braided Hairstyles of 2014

13 Oct

creative braid

Braids have become a big deal for 2014. The trick to most of these looks is not to go for clean and polished. It’s better to make it a little messy. If you go on Pinterest, there are tons of boards strictly for braided hairstyles. On Youtube, videos are uploaded every day with instructions on how […]