Monthly Archives: August 2017

NIOSH Launches New Lifting App

NLC Calc
Lifting-related musculoskeletal disorders cause a third of injuries serious enough to lead to missed work. The price tag associated with those incidents is between $45 and $54 billion annually. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched a free app that brings the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE) to smart phones. RNLE is an internationally recognized standard for safe lifting. For more than 20 years, employees and safety professionals have used a NIOSH paper Read more [...]

National Safe Digging Day is Aug. 11

Call Before You Dig
Aug. 11 is National Safe Digging Day, an important reminder to call 811 prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. By law, anyone planning to excavate or demolish is required to call 811 at least three days before work begins. Whether you're a contractor planning an excavation project or  a homeowner building a deck or addition onto your home, the “Call Before You Dig” law applies at all times. Here's how it works: When you call 811, a representative will Read more [...]