Avoid Slips, Trips, & Falls this Winter

November 16, 2016

Nov. 16, 2016 – Winter is coming and that can mean periods of icy or snowy weather. While we work diligently to remove snow and ice from walkways and building entrances, you may still encounter slippery surfaces while walking to and from your vehicle, or if you’re working outdoors. We offer the following tips for…

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Fire Prevention Awareness Month

October 5, 2016

St. Paul, Minn. (Oct. 5, 2016) – No matter what type of business operations are occurring at your workplace, fire safety should always be a leading concern. Below are some items to assist you in preventing fires at your organization. Fire Prevention Preparation Checklist Does your organization have fire extinguisher inspections and employee training monthly?…

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OSHA Compliance: What’s in Your Workplace First Aid Kit?

August 12, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) does not require specific contents of first aid kits due to workplaces varying widely in their degree of hazards. Many employers find it useful to refer to a list of basic first aid supplies, provided by OSHA, which references the American National Standards for Minimum Requirements for Workplace First…

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Driver Safety: 10 Tips for More Restful Sleep

August 8, 2016

Whether your drivers are local or not it is important for drivers to get quality sleep. Here are ten tips to help your drivers (and anyone really) feel more rested. 1. Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day. It helps set your body’s internal clock and optimize the…

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DOT Compliance: Verifying Driver Physicals

August 7, 2016

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires commercial vehicle drivers to have physicals administered by medical professionals who have been trained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It is the employer’s responsibility to verify the medical professional is registered. To find a certified medical professional near you, visit the FMCSA National Registry.  You can also use…

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Outdoor Worker Safety: 7 Ways to Protect Against Poisonous Plants

August 7, 2016

The risk of poisonous plant exposure is at its peak when employees work for long periods outdoors. Symptoms of exposure can occur from direct contact, from resins, oils (such as urushiol), or juices, as well as by UV/sunlight (phyto-photo) reactions. Protect your employees from poisonous plants with these five prevention measures. 1. Know the poisonous plants most…

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Hiring Qualified Drivers: The Application Process

June 24, 2016

Is your organization checking driver applications thoroughly to see that the best, qualified drivers are being hired? When it comes time to hire new drivers for your organization, a critical eye during the application process can prove to be beneficial. Make sure to look for gaps in employment when reviewing driver applications. Gaps in employment can…

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