Life on the Farm

Author: Amy Lynn Samuels-Suha As I am working on this my teenage daughter is out on the tractor mowing hay. As a mom and a safety professional, this worries me . . . big tractor, a little girl (well not too little), rough terrain, lack of experience, and the list goes...

International Beer Drinking Day (August 3rd)

Author: Amy Lynn Suha - EHS Project Manager I am sure there is are very good reasons that International Beer Day is followed by International Hangover Day which is followed by Friendship Day (First Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in August). And these three days have a...

The Dog Days of Summer!

The Dog Days of Summer . . . This phrase is commonly associated with the high temps and humidity of mid-summer. The phrase originated with ancient Egyptian and Roman traditions and astrology, and the Dog Star Sirius, but that is another story . . . Today's story is...

Fireworks and those with PTSD

When you think about July 4th, you often think about family, food, and fireworks that brightly light the sky. However, there are those who suffer from a source of stress from fireworks. When it comes to fireworks, Veterans, who have served and suffered from PTS, loud...

Before You Hear Bang Bang…

Did you know . . . The temperature of a sparkler can be anywhere from 1800°F to 3000°F (1000°C - 1600°C). This is hot enough to cause third-degree burns!  Here are some temperatures of other things. Human body is 98°F Water boils at 212°F Ovens bake cakes at 350°F,...

Hey! I need HAZWOPER Training!

What is HAZWOPER? This is the nickname for 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, which provides responder protection during clean-up operations and emergency response where hazardous substances, materials, and wastes are involved. The...

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