Monthly Archives: June 2012

Safety Tip: Slips and Falls

Slips and falls can result in serious injuries.  Evaluate potential opportunities and causes for slips and falls in your worksite.  Here are a few questions to consider: Do you have wet floors?  Can they be cleaned up more frequently?  Would … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat

Summer is here, along with heat and humidity.  Here are some safety tips for working (or playing) in the heat: WATER:  Drink water often.  You can add some electrolyte drinks, such as Powerade or Gatorade (in moderation).  Avoid  caffeine and … Continue reading

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Minnesota OSHA’s most frequently cited standards

Minnesota OSHA recently published their most frequently cited standards from 2011: After each federal-fiscal-year (October through September), Minnesota OSHA identifies which standards it cited most frequently. Three fact sheets, identifying citations in the construction industry, in general industry and combined, … Continue reading

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June is Home Safety Month

Off the job injuries cost more than on the job injuries.  While employers may not pay directly when an employee sustains an off the job injury, they pay indirectly when an employee loses work due to an injury or is … Continue reading

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Safety tip: Reporting an accident

Employers are required by law to report occupational accidents – in which an employee is killed or three or more are hospitalized – to OSHA within eight hours.  You must also report a serious (possibly life threatening) accident to Minnesota … Continue reading

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Free safety assistance in Minnesota

While we would love every company to hire us, we realize that resources (financial and personnel) are limited.  Best to spend your dollars and time wisely.  In Minnesota there are several non-enforcement resources available to small businesses: Fire assistance: Your … Continue reading

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Wild Parsnip-nasty stuff in your garden, on the road

Wild parsnip, is a plant that grows along the side of roadways and in open areas, including gardens.  It probably looks familiar. It causes “phyto-photodermatitis:” Its sap plus sunlight will make your skin redden and blister.  One client employee told … Continue reading

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Environmental Assistance Grant Applications due June 14th

From the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency: Business focus of MPCA EA Grants – Apply by June 14th! On May 14, 2012, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced the opening of the Fiscal Years (FY) 2012-2013 Environmental Assistance (EA) Grant … Continue reading

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