Smoke signals are passé, newspapers are for packing glassware, and landlines are as popular as phone booths now. To get the skinny on safety, you gotta read The Tenacious Blog for the latest news and info on industry topics, trends, regulations, and more.
19 Nov 18
While we humbly suggest using the time to catch up with friends, family and your favorite spot on the couch, we realize the draw of skipping out of Thanksgiving dinner to get a really great price on a toaster oven may be too good to resist. In that case, please PLEASE review and observe these critical tips for Black Friday survival. Godspeed. Read More
15 Nov 16
In 2014, prolonged exposure to cold injured 380 workers in the U.S. But just because weather patterns are unpredictable and cold may be constant doesn’t mean worker illnesses, injuries and fatalities have to be as well. Coupled with the right controls and proper personal protective equipment (PPE), this number can be reduced to a familiar wintertime temperature: zero. Read More
25 Oct 16
If you’re a sports fan, it’s hard not to know something about knee injuries. After all, odds are your favorite team has been affected by a torn ACL, a dislocated knee cap, or another acute knee ailment at some point. Read More
6 Sep 16
Lower, upper, spinal or otherwise, experiencing back pain is almost an aging rite of passage. Consider that four out of every five people will experience back pain in their lifetime, and sprains and strains are the numbers one injury resulting in days away from work! Read More
30 Aug 16
As urban areas become increasingly crowded and congested, more road construction projects are being done at night to minimize the disruption to traffic and give workers a break from summer’s oppressive heat. Read More
16 Aug 16
When you man a jackhammer to bring home the bacon, lasting exposure to vibrating tools and equipment can result in a serious condition with a lasting impact. Read More
9 Aug 16
2 Aug 16
The iconic Willie Nelson song “On the Road Again” may have been about his life as a traveling musician, but it also describes the working conditions of many who make their hay on the highways and byways, construction sites, farms, towers, rigs … (you get the picture!) Fact is, workers who don’t spend their days penned in a cubicle need a place to take shelter when the scorching sun starts to feel like they’re working under a heat gun.
12 Jul 16
When working at heights, tethering tools and equipment should never be an afterthought. We all know the old “penny dropped from the top of the Empire State Building” math. Add a few more pounds and a spike, and you’ve got an incredibly dangerous situation on your hands. Even something as benign as a bolt (or a penny) can become deadly with enough vertical velocity. Read More
5 Jul 16
To all the foremen, pack leaders, and decision-makers out there: if you work in an area subject to the whims of the changing seasons, spring and summer are undoubtedly your busiest seasons. Contractors roll in to the jobsite while trucks roll out. It’s a beautiful thing.