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3 Things Every Small Business Needs

When starting a small business, oft times small details will be forgotten. 

"Let me write this down?" -Said the man with no pen or paper.

"Where is my calculator?!" -Said the man with garbage strewn across his desk.

Here is a list of the top 3 most forgotten office supplies:

1. Pens and Paper. Yes, most office spaces will have a computer where you can type notes but the classic pen and paper still exist because of its versatility. You can't always haul your computer around with you. Sometimes it is easier to sketch out an idea on a piece of paper. 

2. Trash Can. You...


2018 Protective Eyewear Rankings

Finding the right personal protective equipment (PPE) can be a daunting and confusing task. We are here to help you find the right equipment for the right job. Today we look at our top picks when it comes to protective eyewear. Whether you are working with chemicals or you are dealing with saw dust, having the right protective goggles is often an oversight on many job sites. It is estimated that there are over 20,000 eye injuries every year in workplace across the United States.

Here is a look at our top three protective eyewear sets:

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Beryllium Exposure - FINAL RULE

A final rule has been issued by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) concerning beryllium exposure. The rule has been set forth to reduce and prevent chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer by limiting exposure beryllium and compounds containing beryllium.

OSHA has estimated that by putting this new regulation in place that nearly 100 lives will be saved from beryllium related diseases and conditions.

About 62,000 employees and workers are exposed to dangerous amounts of beryllium every year. Employers should provide appropriate personal protective equipment to employees that are at risk of being exposed.

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CDC's Extreme Cold Guide

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has published a great guide on how to deal with the extreme cold. Cold weather is responsible for thousands of accidents every year and hundreds of deaths. The guide is a good review for anyone and everyone including those who work indoors. 

We recommend reading and reviewing this document with all employees to improve safety during this cold time of year.

The CDC Extreme Cold Guide.


Cold Stress FAQs

In the Northern Hemisphere colder temperatures and winds increase during this time of year putting workers at an higher risk for cold stress. While many employees believe they have the appropriate PPE and clothing, often times they will be overconfident in their abilities to resist the cold. It is important to remember the safety of your employees in cold weather conditions.

Below is a list of common types of cold stress and how to handle them:

  • Hypothermia
    • Body temperature drops below 95 degrees.
    • Shivering is present in mild conditions.
    • In...