Which Ice Melt Product Should You Be Using? Which Ice Melt Product Should You Be Using? If you live in the northern half of the US, the odds are that you're familiar with what's referred to as "Winter Weather". This specification involves cold temperatures and plenty of snow and ice...
Protect Your Team from the  Hazards of Cold Weather Protect Your Team from the Hazards of Cold Weather Those who make a living by working outdoors face a unique set of challenges throughout the year. In states that experience all four seasons in full force, a lot of attention needs to be focused on worker safety in relation to extreme weather conditions. Hot temperatures greatly increase the risk of heat stroke-related injuries; however, this effect can be combatted with frequent hydration breaks and the appropriate protection from UV rays. Extreme cold temperatures can present many more potentially dangerous situations that can go unnoticed until its too late. Heres a closer look at the hazards of extreme cold weather exposure, as well as some measures that can be taken to protect workers from them.   To understand all of the dangers of exposure to cold temperatures, you must first understand the concept of wind chill. The wind chill refers to what the air feels like when combined with the speed of the wind. For example, if the outside temperature is 4 degrees (F), but the wind is moving at 20mph, the air feels and effects the skin as if it were a negative 8 degrees (F). Your bOSHAs Cold Stress Guide...
Keep Your Floors Free from Ice Melt Residue Keep Your Floors Free from Ice Melt Residue In many regions of the United States, salt and other ice melters are a necessary evil. When used correctly, these products help to keep sidewalks and driveways safe by melting existing ice and snow, and preventing future accumulation before an expected storm. There are a couple downsides, however. For example, the heavy use of salt can kill grass and other salt...
Hand Hygiene: Are You Part of the Solution or the Problem? Hand Hygiene: Are You Part of the Solution or the Problem?   The vast majority of the germs and/or bacteria that we collect each day is transferred through our hands. As we go about our day we use our hands to type, write, pick up phones, handle computer accessories, open doors, etc. Commonly we are either spreading these illness-causing microbes to commonly touched items, or we are picking them up from other people who have touched the surface prior to us. Now that our hands are loaded with potential viruses and infections, we then use them to scratch an itchy nose, put food into our mouths or shake a friends hand. We are all potential spreaders of illness. Luckily theres a fairly simple solution to this problem: proper hand hygiene practices. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines for CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines for hand washing...