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Time for a Springtime Facilities Spruce-Up

Time for a Springtime Facilities Spruce-Up

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to make sure your facilities made it through the winter unscathed. Every building is susceptible to winter excesses. Cold temperatures, rain, snow and ice can create havoc on roofs, trees and shrubs. Around your property, snowplows, freezing water and salting might have chewed up your parking lots and created dangerous cracks in your sidewalks. Repair the Parking Area The numerous amounts of de-icing chemicals, snow removal, excess rain and fluctuating temperatures…

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Safe Lifting in the Workplace

Safe Lifting in the Workplace

Despite a litany of possible safety issues, the leading cause of workplace injury is unsafe lifting and such injuries can be particularly troubling because it can be difficult to treat. As a matter of fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 36 percent of injuries involving missed workdays were the result of shoulder and back injuries.   Lifting something improperly can cause a back to spasm, which is extremely painful. In some cases, however, there is little that…

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It’s Spring! Time to inspect your outside grounds

It’s Spring! Time to inspect your outside grounds

Spring has finally sprung, and the change of seasons is a good time to inspect the outside grounds around your facility. Safety issues that could cause dangerous falls for employees, customers or students become apparent after the snow melts and the temperature begins to rise. An inspection team made up members of your organization’s safety committee or maintenance staff should take the time to walk around the outside of your buildings to make sure your parking lots and sidewalks are…

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