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Monthly archive for June 2018

You Are Not An Attorney, But You Need To Think Like One – John Lindenschmidt

Our CEO, John Lindenschmidt, was recently published in this months Building Excellence publication. Read below to see what he has to say about being prepared for a legal case.

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Firework Safety for 2018

The Fourth of July is just a week away! Make sure you prepare the right way to stay safe and unharmed. For more information from Indiana.gov,  click here.  +        

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Insects to Stay Clear of This Season

Ticks: This season is shaping up to be a very active season for ticks. Last year, there were over 250 cases of tick-borne illnesses, the most common being Lyme disease. Lyme disease my affect the nervous system, thinking abilities, and memory, as well as other physical symptoms. They tend to be found on high grass, low brush or shrubs, where they can easily jump on a passing animal or human. Mosquitoes: Did you know there are over 3,000 (176 recognized in the United States) species of mosquitoes, but only a handful of those species actively hunt humans? And even then, only female mosquitoes feed on blood? Over one-million people worldwide die from mosquito-born diseases every tear, from over 17 different types of diseases. The common symptoms resulting from a mosquito bite are red bumps and itchy skin, which is actually your body’s reaction to the mosquito’s saliva. Mosquitoes are commonly […]

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New Poster Available from OSHA “Protect Workers In Trenches”

With the increase in trench related preventable injuries, OSHA has revised their Trenching poster with three ways to prevent dangerous trench collapses. The English version is available here, and the Spanish version is here. Additionally, the U.S. Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta, recorded Public Service Announcements to address this issue. Listen to the English version here, and the Spanish version here. For more information, click here for OSHA’s trenching and excavation website. Recently, an Ohio excavation contractor was penalized for employees working without adequate cave-in protection, due to fatal injuries sustained in a trench collapse. The business has been cited and proposed penalties of $202,201 and placed them in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program. This means mandatory follow-up inspections, increased company/corporate awareness of OSHA enforcement, corporate-wide agreements, where appropriate, enhanced settlement provisions, and federal court enforcement under Section 11(b) of the OSH Act. To read more about this story, click here. […]

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June’s Unsafe Photos

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