Monthly Archives: March 2011

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire commentary for today

We must always be a nation that catches workers before they fall. Hilda Solis, US Secretary of Labor. Hilda Solis recently wrote a column in the Washington Post about what the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire means for workers today.  That fire … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Backpack Blowers Recalled

Kawasaki and Maruyama both recalled backpack blowers due to fire hazards. Kawasaki recall information, including model details, is here on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. The Maruyama recall details are on this page of the same site. Both of … Continue reading

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Mysteries, Misassumptions and Myths

All of those OSHA, DOT, EPA, PCA and Workers’ Comp regulations can be a confusing collection of headaches for business owners.  CHESS will be presenting a session on these mysteries, the misassumptions and common myths that we see in the … Continue reading

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March is National Kidney Month

I learned some new statistics:  Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death, but people with chronic kidney disease are more likely to die of cardiovascular disease.   High blood pressure and diabetes can contribute to kidney disease.  Kidneys are … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: It is still cold out: Put on your coat

Many of us have spring fever and with the warmer temperatures (40+), you may be tempted to leave your coat at home. After all, you go from a heated garage at home straight to your office. What do you need … Continue reading

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