Let’s Talk About Silicosis

What is silicosis?  Silicosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica, a mineral that is part of sand, rock, and mineral ores such as quartz. It mostly affects workers exposed to silica dust in occupations such mining, glass manufacturing, and foundry work. Over time, exposure …

Safe Lifting in the Workplace

Training your employees on safe lifting techniques should be part of your company’s safety program to help reduce the risk of overexertion injuries.  Overexertion lifting and lower injuries are among the most common injury at work, and the fifth leading cause of missed workdays. Following these proper lifting techniques below …

Vaping in the Workplace

Smoking has been banned from most workplaces for a long time, but vaping presents new issues for employers. Employers should consider their state and local laws, company culture, health risks and accommodations when developing their e-cigarette policies. Electronic cigarettes (which are also called e-cigarettes, e-cigs, vaporizers and electronic nicotine delivery systems) …

The ACRONYM physical exam: DOT for FMCSA by NRCME

Are you a truck driver with a CDL (commercial driver license)? One necessary step is to get a DOT medical exam. Why do I need a special exam? Several years ago, the Department of Transportation (DOT) decided that drivers should meet certain physical requirements to drive. Then the DOT determined …