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Expecting the Unexpected: Resources for Springtime Weather Emergencies

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Although winter usually gets the headlines for crazy weather patterns, spring can dish it out as well, with lightening, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and more.  And, with more opportunities for outdoor activities, being prepared to respond to the elements becomes even more important. 

Not Quite Done with Flu Season for the Kids


If you work with kids, have children of your own, or work with folks who have little ones at home, you may have noticed something. Something that doesn’t quite jibe with the onset of nice springtime weather and increasingly longer days.

Heartbleed Bug Update from HSI Tech Support


There has been a lot of news in the past 48 hours about a security vulnerability in a version of OpenSSL, commonly known as the “Heartbleed Bug." OpenSSL is a popular cryptographic software library used by software developers to help keep Internet communications private. 

CPR and OSHA’s Latest Electrical Power Regulation

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OSHA has scheduled April 11, 2014 as the publication date for its final rule (regulation) on Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment.

Don’t Let Baseball Season Mean Elbow and Shoulder Injuries

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The days get longer and warmer, the fields get covered in a new carpet of fresh grass, and soon the baseballs and mitts come out for a new season of Little League (or grown-up league) fun.

Focus on Alcohol Awareness and Distracted Driving for the Month of April

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) have marked April as the month to raise awareness for alcohol abuse, with the National Safety Council also recognizing April as Distracted Driving Month.  These are important topics to cover not only in your personal life, but also in the workplace. 

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Spring is Just Around the Corner! – Are you Prepared?

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After all of our cold winter months, it’s easy to look forward to the spring time!  The time for sunshine, flowers, birds chirping, and leaving the windows open is just around the corner… but warm weather does not mean that you can let safety take a back seat.  On top of taking advantage of enjoying the warmth, spring is also a time to understand how the changing weather could affect the environment around you and what kinds of safety issues may arise.

News You Need to Know: OSHA’s Proposed Silica Regulation

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Public hearings for the notice of proposed rulemaking on occupational exposure to crystalline silica began last week, March 18, and will continue through April 4, giving the publlic a chance to comment on the proposal.

Workplace Risks: Flammable Liquids and Burn Injuries

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Fuels, solvents, cleaners, paints, adhesives – it would be hard to find a modern manufacturing facility that doesn’t use flammable liquids as part of its production process. Flammable liquids pose a high risk if handled improperly, and have the potential to cause catastrophic fires or explosions, which can lead to serious burn injuries.

Poisoning: Prevention and Emergency Care

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National Poison Prevention Week is March 16-22, 2014. According to the Poison Prevention Week Council:

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