Category Archives: Safety

Improve Kitchen Safety with a Hood Suppression System

Preparing food requires heat and where there is heat, there is a risk of a fire. Commercial kitchens often need a fire suppression system to help put out a fire that occurs while cooking. Kitchen hood suppression systems are an effective way to protect a kitchen from a fire and promote life safety of the […]

Emergency Planning: Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place

It is important to be prepared the instant an emergency or disaster strikes. Taking action within the first few minutes can save lives and reduce injury to workers. Emergencies can happen anywhere: Floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes. It is up to you to make sure you have a plan in place for whatever happens. In case […]

Sun Protection: Protect Yourself from the Sun’s Harmful Rays on the Job Site

On a construction site, you spend a lot of time focusing on safety as you traverse high spaces and use different tools and machinery. Sometimes it can be easy to forget about protecting yourself from the sun. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. Workers on construction […]

Fall Prevention and Safety

Falls are the reason for most injuries and deaths on construction sites (about 1/3 of all fatalities in the industry). Even a fall from a short height can be fatal, so it is important that each employee is properly trained and has the right equipment. Employers are required by OSHA standards to provide fall protection […]

Knowing the types and sources of fires can help you act faster!

Not all fires are the same. Different kinds of fires require different fire extinguishers. Knowing the sources of fire can help you put it out easier and can save lives faster. There are six different classes of fire and several different types of fire extinguishers. Classes of fire Class A : Ordinary combustibles like wood, paper, […]

Silica Dust: What it is, Its Effects, and What to do About it

What Is Silica Dust? Silica dust comes from crystalline silica, which is the second most common mineral. Sand, concrete,glass, bricks, stone, and many other items can contain crystalline silica. When any of these materials is sawed, ground, drilled or crushed, it releases silica dust into the air.Because silica dust is significantly smaller than ordinary grains […]