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Venomous Snakes – Preventing and Treating Injuries

- August 8, 2018 by Jim Garza (View all posts by Jim)
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When outside temperatures warm up, snakes come out of their burrows to start the mating process and to get warm. They are the most active in the early evening just before sundown but can be seen at any time during …  Read more …

Summer Begins

- June 13, 2018 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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With summer weather here for most of the country, BBQ’s, ball games, weekend trips, time on or near the water and other enjoyable outdoor activities will be taking place. For some parts of the country, these are seasonal activities and …  Read more …

Tick, Tick, Tick Part 1 – Types and Locations in North America

- July 31, 2017 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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Welcome to the first edition of our Tick, Tick, Tick blog series. Outdoor workers face a slew of hazards on the job. Beyond severe weather and extreme temperatures, an additional concern may be present: ticks. According to NIOSH, ticks may …  Read more …

Combating Workplace Fatigue

- July 5, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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As a general rule, summer can be a very busy time of year. Not only do some industries ramp up production in the summer, but many people are staying out late enjoying the sunshine after work, partaking in the warm weather …  Read more …

Heat and Hydration: How You Can Prevent Heat Illness

- June 23, 2017 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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Summer is here and as temperatures rise, we all start thinking about heat and hydration. But it’s really something we should keep in mind every day! The average field, construction or factory worker finds nothing rewarding about becoming dehydrated and …  Read more …

Be Ready When a Wildfire Ignites!

- June 8, 2017 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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With summer just around the corner, we wanted to remind you how important it is to be prepared for wildfires. We suggest having a complete evacuation plan in place for your business, employees and customers. This is essential in preventing …  Read more …