Hard Hats 101

Hard hats are an essential piece of personal protective equipment in a variety of workplace situations. And for many jobs, including construction, logging and electrical work, they are required. Unfortunately, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) … [Read more...]

Noise Exposure In The Workplace

Even though OSHA provides clear and established standards for noise exposure and a variety of options for hearing protection exist to help adhere to these workplace requirements, hearing protection is still an often overlooked occupational hazard. In … [Read more...]

Hearing Safety

Industrial machinery. Heavy construction equipment. Power tools. Aircrafts. Gunfire. Motorcycles. Race tracks. Dental drills. Sporting events. Fireworks. Rock concerts. Marching bands. Yard equipment. All involve people. All involve loud noise. … [Read more...]

Indoor Air Quality, Part II

Indoor Air Quality, Part I provides a list of questions to ask to help you determine if poor indoor air quality (IAQ) might be a problem in your workplace. If it is a problem and you’ve seen your doctor, consider the following steps for improving the … [Read more...]

Indoor Air Quality, Part I

Take a deep breath and hold for 5 seconds. Slowly release that breath to a count of 5. Breathe in and out like that for a total of 5 repetitions. Relaxing, right? The extra oxygen you just gave your brain a needed energy boost. Unfortunately, you … [Read more...]