OSHA has identified these top four areas as the most common hazards on construction sites:Read More
Do you know if you have food allergies? Do you take special precautions when dining out to avoid certain types of food? Do you ever wonder if restaurants, delis, and cafeterias follow food safety guidelines and use proper care when handling and preparing your meals?Read More
Automotive mechanical repair shops have many exposures. Today we’re going to take a look at some of the exposures for internal operations, as well as hazards to the general public, customers, and employees.
Here are some of the ways you can protect your employees, customers, and property:Read More
When I visit machine shops or manufacturers, I often ask many questions related to the lockout/tagout program. I usually hear, “Uh huh, yep, we have one of those,” but see no evidence of the employees’ using their lockout/tagout devices. Sometimes, I’ll even hear, “Lockout what?”
Lockout/tagout is a safety procedure used to ensure that employees are protected from the unexpected power or start up of machinery and equipment during service or maintenance work. Lockout/tagout devices must be used before servicing or maintaining machinery or equipment, when hazardous energy exists, or if an unexpected start-up could occur. The lockout not only prevents machinery from being turned, it prevents machinery and equipment parts from moving. The tagout provides a warning. Many kinds of equipment require a lockout/tagout device, including presses, power saws, conveyors, pumps, production equipment, and trash compactors.Read More
With the holidays quickly approaching, many retail stores look forward to the extra boost in sales this busy season brings. Unfortunately, the extra busyness of the season can sometimes cause problems for store owners. Here are some tips to help get retail stores through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.Read More
As a manufacturing, machine shop, or metalworking operation, there may come a day when the material used to make your product is faulty or the part(s) made by your company are incorrectly machined. Did you know your General Liability policy doesn’t cover damage to your product or faulty workmanship?