Author Archives: Blair Arndt, Society Insurance Risk Control Representative

About Blair Arndt, Society Insurance Risk Control Representative

Blair has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Occupational Safety. He completed graduate work at The College of Insurance in New York City, which has since merged with St. Johns University's School of Risk Management. Blair's work experience includes three years in Occupational Health & Safety and the past 18 years in Risk Control.

Working Safely with Hand Tools

Many workers commonly use non-powered hand tools on a daily basis. Examples of non-powered hand tools include hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, chisels and more. The hazards involved with these tools may be overlooked, but the misuse of hand tools in work settings can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders and cause injury. These injuries can be reduced by following these general safety tips. (more…)

Snowblower Safety: Tips to Keep You Safe When Dealing with Snow

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Winter Defense

Snow season is upon us and it’s time to dust off the snow blowers once again. Each year, thousands of people suffer serious injuries to their hands, fingers, and backs due to the improper handling of snowblowers. Injuries typically occur when the snow is heavy, wet or has accumulated several inches. Below are some basic safety tips to keep you and others from being injured. (more…)

Safety Tips for Working in the Heat

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Working in Heat

As summer approaches and the days get longer, the dangers of working outside during hot weather also increases. Knowing how to work safely in hot weather can help prevent heat stress injuries and heat stroke.  According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), heat stroke is the most serious heat-related disorder and occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature. The body temperature can rise to 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher within 10 to 15 minutes and heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.  Other heat-related disorders include heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash. (more…)