2017 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

2017 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards

December 27, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently unveiled its top 10 most frequently cited violations. The agency reports the leading causes of workplace injuries during its fiscal year (October through the following September).The 2017 top 10 list of most frequently cited standards did not change significantly from 2016, with fall protection violations remaining at the top of the list. In fact, the top five most cited violations remained the same.Top 10 OSHA ViolationsFall… READ MORE
Kitchen Appliance Safety Tips

Kitchen Appliance Safety Tips

December 18, 2017
The kitchen is home to a number of appliances that are used on a daily basis. And while these appliances are incredibly useful, they can also be dangerous if they are used incorrectly or break down.In order to protect your home and family from injuries caused by kitchen appliances, consider the following safety tips:Unplug appliances when they are not in use to reduce the risk of electrical shock. If this is not an option, ensure that plugs are kept away from sources of water, like… READ MORE
Tips for Digging Your Car Out of the Snow

Tips for Digging Your Car Out of the Snow

December 12, 2017
Not only can heavy snowfall make roads dangerous, but it can also bury your car and make it difficult to access. In some cases, vehicles can get stuck in a snowbank or on a patch of ice, making it very challenging to break free.In order to effectively free your car from the snow, consider doing the following:Use a shovel or other snow removal tool to clear a path for your vehicle. Be sure to clear off your windshield and shovel in front of and behind your tires.Turn on the traction control… READ MORE
Prevent Vehicle Rust

Prevent Vehicle Rust

December 12, 2017
While dirt on a vehicle is unsightly, it can also wear away your car’s finish and accelerate rusting. This can be expensive, difficult to reverse and even negatively affect your car’s resale value.To protect your car’s finish, practise the following:Wash your car often, especially in the winter months. Salt that builds up during this time can create holes in the body of your car.Wax your car from time to time to protect the finish. This can help prevent oxidation that leads… READ MORE
Businesses Concerned About Regulatory and Compliance Issues

Businesses Concerned About Regulatory and Compliance Issues

December 6, 2017
A new study from global law firm Ropes & Gray LLP has shown that most businesses aren’t adequately prepared to address their regulatory and compliance risks. The study also found that businesses are concerned about risks relating to enforcement, data privacy and cyber security.Ropes & Gray asked senior business executives in a variety of industries what types of risk their business devotes the most resources toward. And, although 78 percent of respondents spend the most on their… READ MORE
Questions to Ask When Making a Cyber Security Plan

Questions to Ask When Making a Cyber Security Plan

November 30, 2017
As cyber-attacks continue to increase in scope and severity, every business needs to make a plan to prepare for an attack. However, an effective cyber security plan should also take your business’s unique traits into account, such as your online presence, third-party technology providers and access to customer data.Make sure to ask the following questions when you create your cyber security plan:Who is in charge of updating hardware and software at your business? Is there a plan in… READ MORE
Tips for Saving for Your Child’s Future

Tips for Saving for Your Child’s Future

November 27, 2017
Saving for your child’s future is important, especially when you consider how expensive college is. Thankfully, there are a number of steps parents can take to start saving today in order to ensure their children are financially prepared for the future.The following are some easy tips to consider:Start saving the day your child is born and save as much as you can. Compounding interest will also make your savings grow.Save money on a consistent basis rather than on a random schedule… READ MORE
Electronic Logging Device For Motor Carriers

Electronic Logging Device For Motor Carriers

November 17, 2017
In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published an electronic logging device (ELD) final rule. The rule is intended to help create a safer work environment for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and make it easier and faster to accurately track, manage and share records of duty status (RODS) data. An ELD synchronizes with a vehicle engine to automatically record driving time for easier, more accurate hours of service (HOS) recording. The final rule… READ MORE
What to Do in the Event of an Active Shooter

What to Do in the Event of an Active Shooter

November 10, 2017
Workplace violence may be a rare occurrence, but you should never underestimate the importance of being prepared in the event that your workplace is targeted by an active shooter. An active shooter is an individual who is engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.Shootings can happen anytime, anywhere. The general perception is that these events happen in bad areas or in buildings that contain key members of society. However, this is not always the case… READ MORE
Reducing Active Shooter Risks at Your Business

Reducing Active Shooter Risks at Your Business

November 5, 2017
Active shooting incidents have become more frequent in recent years, and although such tragedies may seem unlikely to affect your organization, shooters frequently target businesses of all sizes. In fact, most active shooting incidents take place in a business setting, according to an FBI report.Even if your business has comprehensive emergency and evacuation plans, the unique and severe risks associated with shootings call for a custom-built plan to protect your business and employees. Take… READ MORE