Hoverboards: Fire extinguisher not included


UPDATE – The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall by 10 companies of about 501,000 self-balancing scooters – also known as hoverboards – because the lithium-ion battery packs could overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire or exploding. The companies involved are listed on the CPSC website. The CPSC also provides consumers a link to report any incidents involving the products. — Hoverboards – a sought-after gift during the 2015 holiday season – now sit in millions of households across the country. But homeowners should take extra[…..]

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Preventing falls on the construction site


Falls are the top cause of construction fatalities and account for one-third of on-the-job injury deaths in the industry. Each year in the United States, more than 200 construction workers are killed and more than 10,000 are seriously injured by falls. Preventing falls and protecting workers starts at the top, according to this construction company owner. More information is available at the Stop Construction Falls website.

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Craft safety into your brewery operation


There are more breweries operating in the United States now than at any other time in history. Data from the Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent American brewers, shows that in 2015, 4,269 breweries provided nearly 122,000 jobs nationwide. Covering these employees for workers’ compensation can be expensive for brewery owners, and providing for worker safety is a topic that shouldn’t be ignored.

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