Be Careful Out There! Safety in the Cold

How to keep safe during the cold weather season.

Via EHS Today:

This time of year, I know better than to leave the house unprepared for cold weather and icy road conditions, but are we ever truly prepared for that first blast of winter weather? Last year, our first major snowstorm fell long before the official start of winter.

Read Cold Weather Safety Here.

Lovell Safety Group Earns Dividends

Lovell Safety Management Co., LLC, announced the 2010 – 2011 dividend earnings of another of its Safety Groups:

Master Painters and Decorators, Safety Group #135 paid a 32.5 percent dividend. Qualifying members received an advance discount of 20 percent.

Keep Fit at the Office

How to Stay Active When You Work Behind a Desk All Day

From our good friends at EHS Today:

A lack of physical activity, particularly if it’s combined with work-related stress, can threaten your overall health. According to physician members of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), building fitness and healthy food choices into your daily office routine can make a big difference in your physical and mental well-being.

Read more about Staying active at work.

Be Safe During the Holidays

Important Holiday safety news via EHS Today:

Electrical accidents typically increase during the holiday season. The U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission reports that during the 2 months surrounding the holiday season, more than 14,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries related to holiday decorating. In 2010, the National Fire Protection Association stated that holiday lights were involved in an average of 150 reported home structure fires per year during 2004-2008. Those fires caused an average of eight civilian deaths, 16 civilian injuries, and $8.9 million in direct property damage per year.

Read the full EHS article.

Exposure for Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

Via the CDC:

A dedicated and hard-working nurse is going through a normal shift. Checking vital signs, updating medical records, administering medications, comforting patients, drawing blood samples, inserting IVs, and then OUCH! What just happened? Is that a red dot underneath the glove? This can’t be right…

From the NIOSH Science Blog.

Another Cintas Worker Dies In Incident Related to Industrial Dryer

Tragic. Via EHS Today:

A second Cintas employee in less than 5 years has been killed in an incident involving an industrial dryer. Kevin Burgess of Louisville, Ky., was killed Oct. 28 while servicing an industrial dryer at the company’s facility in the Louisville area. The local coroner has ruled that Burgess died of blunt force trauma.

Read the EHS Today Article here.

New Chairman at OSHA

From OSHA: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced that Erich J. (Pete) Stafford has been appointed as the new chair of the agency’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH).
“Pete’s wealth of knowledge and experience on a wide range of construction health and safety matters makes him an ideal choice to chair this important committee,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. “We appreciate his commitment to protect the welfare of our nation’s construction workers and look forward to his leadership.”

Read the full article here.

New York State Safe Patient Handling Conference – October 18 and 19, 2011

The New York State Safe Patient Handling Conference is October 18 and 19, 2011 in Albany, NY. According to the New York State Department of Labor, this conference:

. …will give you knowledge and skills that will benefit you at work. We will introduce you to the latest technology and best practices to improve how you interact with patients. By sharing knowledge and resources, we can keep both patients and caregivers safe and healthy….

Click here for registration and the Conference agenda.

Hope to see you there!

Lovell Safety Groups Earn Dividends

Lovell Safety Management Co., LLC, announced the 2009 – 2010 dividend earnings of five of its Safety Groups:

  • Launders and Cleaners, Safety Group #34
  • Hospital Compensation, Safety Group #275
  • Building Metal Trades, Safety Group #420
  • Association of Governments, Safety Group #496
  • Northeastern Retail Lumber Association, Safety Group #531
Safety Group #34 returned to members a 30 percent dividend.  Qualifying members received an advance discount of 20 percent.
Safety Group #275 returned to members a 5 percent dividend.  Qualifying members received an advance discount of 15 percent.
Safety Group #420 paid a 25 percent dividend.  Qualifying members received an advance discount of 20 percent.

Safety Group #496 paid a 20 percent dividend.  Qualifying members received an advance discount of 25 percent.

Safety Group #531 paid a 17.5 percent dividend.  Qualifying members received an advance discount of 25 percent.
Lovell Safety Groups are fully insured, non-profit entities that return any underwriting profit to group members. Any extra premium dollars collected-not used to pay losses or expenses-can be returned to members in the form of a dividend. Lovell Safety Groups provide businesses with the benefits of a guaranteed cost premium with additional savings earned through dividends.

Happy holidays!

Best wishes for a healthy, safe, and joyous holiday season from all of us at Lovell Safety Management!


Tough times don’t last – tough people do. We all work better when we work together – here’s to a prosperous new year!