21 Nov 18
Ever since our ancestors decided to forego their furry coats, live indoors and walk upright, man has been locked in a pitiless battle with Mother Nature. Winter especially conjures up romantic images of steam-breathing crews locked in a no-holds-barred Man vs. Nature Battle Royale. While it certainly takes a special degree of mental fortitude to forge ahead in the bitter cold (Cancun is for quitters!), workers won’t get by safely on grit alone, no matter how thick their blood or their beards. Read More
11 Oct 18
Every time you take a knee it takes a toll – you just might not know how much until it’s too late.
Some of the most common workplace knee injuries happen little by little, an accumulation of every crouch, squat and kneel. They’re not the instant career-ending blowouts you see in sports, but they can force an early retirement all the same. Read More
21 Aug 18
A QUICK GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT HEAD PROTECTION FOR THE JOB.
It’s easy to think of head injuries as catastrophic, and they certainly can be. It’s also easy to think of hard hats as THE head injury prevention solution, and they certainly DO provide essential protection.
But before donning that hard hat let’s dig a little deeper…
10 Apr 18
Join your brothers and sisters in arms across the country for National Safety Stand-Down, May 7 – May 11. It’s easy. Gather your crew for a toolbox talk, conduct an equipment inspection or discuss job-specific hazards. (Just don’t forget the donuts.) You can even check out our ever-expanding library of Toolbox Talks to help lead the discussion. Read More
15 Mar 18
St. Paul, Minn. (March 15, 2018) – When the workers at a large North American coal mine couldn’t find a glove to punch back against the punishment dished out by a day of roof bolting, they looked to Ergodyne to help them design, build and test one that could. Read More
8 Feb 18
Anybody who’s ever spent a few hours weed eating, pushing a lawnmower around the yard or going for a lengthy bike ride has probably experienced it on some level: tingling and numbness in the hands and arms.
It’s not your imagination. Hand-arm vibration is a real thing. Read More
11 Oct 17
To the average Joes and Janes driving America’s highways and byways, or just watching construction work across the street, the “safety vests” they see workers wearing might all look the same: Just a brightly-colored top with some silver shine to it. However, these garments are quite technical, and anything but average. Read More
3 Aug 17
As anyone who has ever skied on a bright and clear winter’s day knows, it’s not the sun that makes it hard to see, but the glare that results from sunlight reflecting off the fresh powder. Sources of glare like water, roadways or other solid, shiny surfaces can make life difficult for anyone, particularly those with sensitive eyes or a susceptibility to migraines. Read More
13 Jul 17
The following is the last post in our four-part series on implementing a dropped objects prevention program. In part four, we’ll focus on how to launch your dropped objects prevention program in the highest hazard area of your workplace, review it, and (hopefully), expand it. If you missed Part 1, 2 or 3 you can read them here: How to Implement a Dropped Objects Prevention Plan – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 Read More
16 May 17
The following is the third post in a four-part series on implementing a dropped objects prevention program. In part three, we’ll focus on executing the controlled implementation and policy creation of your program. If you missed Part 1 or 2, you can read them here: How to Implement a Dropped Objects Prevention Plan – Part 1 and Part 2.