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What’s the Difference Between CO and CO2 – and When Do They Become Harmful

Two substances that are often confused with each other – but shouldn’t be – are carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Here’s what you need to know about CO and CO2, and when you should start worrying about them. Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide (CO) is not naturally occurring and is considered toxic to humans. […]

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Does OSHA Compliance Matter?

When it comes to worker health and safety, an employer has two liabilities: the liability that a worker will get hurt on the job and the liability of an OSHA inspection. It is our professional opinion that an injury to an employee, especially a key employee, is a much greater liability. It is also our […]

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Myths About Mold: It’s Not as Simple as You Might Believe

The Number One Complaint The number one complaint that we get on indoor air quality is mold; however, we rarely find that mold is actually the source of the problem. The reason for the discrepancy between perception and reality is that there are still a lot of myths about where mold comes from, why it’s […]

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Addressing Indoor Air Quality: Listen, Learn, Act

The Usual Suspects Oftentimes, we hear complaints from customers who believe their indoor air problem is mold-related, but we hardly ever find mold at levels that would cause problems for employees. We usually find that the most common culprits behind employee discomfort are poorly maintained ventilation systems, inadequate building sanitation, and construction-related debris. In buildings […]

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Innovative Material Handling Technology

A few years ago, Bensonwood made the proactive decision to install three high-powered vacuum tube lifting systems in their workshop in Walpole. “Handling sheet goods had been the toughest ergonomic challenge we faced on the shop floor,” said Dennis Marcom, Safety Director at Bensonwood. Depending on the material, the vacuum lift system allows workers to […]

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How Setting Realistic Goals Can Benefit Your Wellness Program

If you choose to begin your wellness program by utilizing a health risk assessment to get a baseline valuation of your population’s health level, you’re probably going to find, like we have in the hundreds of companies where we’ve done it, that you’ll have two groups of people: those who are smokers, and those who […]