Beat The Heat!

Top 5 Summer Hazards

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When summertime rolls around, it’s easy to forget that even the clearest weather and sunshine can create hazards when working outdoors. If you find yourself working alone outside, you’ll need to take extra precautions as any potential problems are made worse when you’re away from help. In this list we’ll be looking at some of the most common risks of working outdoors in the summer, and some of the ways that you can help protect yourself.

1. Sun and Heat

Risks from sun and heat include sun stroke, dehydration, and sun burns. To avoid burning, apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before exposure, and reapply throughout the day to maintain your protection. When heat poses a danger to you, make sure that you stay hydrated, and take breaks in the shade whenever possible.

 

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Workplace Hazards Series: Biological Hazards

What They Are and How to Protect Your Workplace From Them

asbestos removal in progress

No Workplace is immune from Biological Hazards. They can appear and disappear due to a variety of factors so it is important for one to be prepared for them in the workplace.  For part 3 of 7 in our Workplace Hazards series we are covering Biological Hazards. A Biological Hazard is an organism or substances produced by an organism that may pose a threat to human health.  Anything that can cause harm to people, animals, or infectious plant materials can be considered a Biological Hazard. They exist in most workplaces that involve working around other people, unsanitary conditions, in labs, or in the environment. Continue Reading…

Workplace Hazards Series: Biological Hazards

What They Are and How to Protect Your Workplace From Them

asbestos removal in progress

No Workplace is immune from Biological Hazards. They can appear and disappear due to a variety of factors so it is important for one to be prepared for them in the workplace.  For part 3 of 7 in our Workplace Hazards series we are covering Biological Hazards. A Biological Hazard is an organism or substances produced by an organism that may pose a threat to human health.  Anything that can cause harm to people, animals, or infectious plant materials can be considered a Biological Hazard. They exist in most workplaces that involve working around other people, unsanitary conditions, in labs, or in the environment. Continue Reading…