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It's Fire Safety Month!

Did you know? Every year there are approximately 6,000 fires in US businesses! According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) it is estimated that U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires in office buildings each year. These fires caused an annual average of four deaths, 44 fire injuries, and $112 million in direct property damage. Less than one-third of the fires (31%) occurred between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. More than one in every four office property fires (29%) was caused by cooking equipment. (coffee makers...

September's Safety Focus | Office Ergonomics

Your office workstation set-up is extremely important for your ergonomic health, especially if you sit at a desk for multiple hours a day. Here are some great tips to help keep your body safely aligned! DESKTOP WORKSTATION SET-UP Your spine, the center of the keyboard and the center of the monitor should be in a line at a right angle with the desk edge. If you rarely use the 10-key portion of the keyboard, position the keyboard slightly to the right so the center of the letter keys (between the B and N keys) are in alignment with the spine and...

Doherty Opens New Office in La Crosse, Wisconsin

A full-service provider of staffing and employment solutions since 1980, Doherty’s newest location is now open for business in the East Ward Commerce Center, which also houses the Workforce Development Center of Wisconsin. Doherty Staffing Solutions, a Minnesota-based staffing, recruiting, and placement agency, has opened a new office in La Crosse, Wisconsin. “We are thrilled to announce our newest branch office in La Crosse,” said Tim Doherty, founder and Chairman of Doherty Staffing Solutions. “We’ve served Wisconsin clients for many years and welcome the...

Forklift Safety in the Workplace

Forklifts and pedestrians don’t always mix well, but we have to make it work. In this Monthly Safety Topic message, we’re providing some helpful safety tips to prevent pedestrian injury from a forklift or motorized pallet jack. According to EHS Today, 36% of forklift-related deaths are pedestrians every year. In addition, 20,000 serious injuries are caused by forklifts every year. While forklifts are involved in just 1% of all industrial accidents annually, they are involved in 10 percent of all annual industrial injures! FOLLOW THESE 10 SAFETY TIPS TO...

The Heat Is On! | July's Safety Focus

Prevention of heat stress in workers is important. Employers should provide training to workers so they understand what heat stress is, how it affects their health and safety, and how it can be prevented. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some even die. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can...

Doherty Top Workplace 2018

Doherty earns Top Workplace designation for 5th consecutive year! Doherty | The Employment Experts has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune, making this the fifth year our company has earned this national designation! A complete list of those selected is available at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2018 and was published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 24. Produced by the same team that compiles the 27-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the...

Doherty Opens New Office in Willmar, Minnesota

A full-service provider of staffing and employment solutions since 1980, Doherty’s newest location is now open for business in the Apple Tree Square building. Doherty Staffing Solutions, a Minnesota-based staffing, recruiting, and placement agency, has opened a new office in Willmar, Minnesota. “We are thrilled to announce our newest branch office in Willmar,” said Tim Doherty, founder and Chairman of Doherty Staffing Solutions. “We’ve served northern Minnesota clients for many years and welcome the opportunity to become a more visible member of the community with...

General Workplace Safety

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As a light industrial staffing partner, our primary objective is to ensure the safety and health of our workforce. Our goal is to provide safe and healthful working conditions for all workers we assign to our client companies. To achieve this, Doherty Staffing Solutions has established a list of general safety rules for our workforce to follow. While held to a minimum, the rules address behaviors and work practices that can lead to accidents and injuries. Each employee should become familiar with and follow Doherty’s General and Safety Rules when working in a light...

National Electrical Safety Month

According to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) President Brett Brenner, “Electrical accidents that occur in an office environment are usually a result of faulty or defective equipment, unsafe installation, or misuse of equipment – specifically, extension cords, power strips and surge protectors.” Common electrical hazards found in office environments: Overloaded outlets Unsafe/non-approved equipment Improper placement of electrical cords Live parts unguarded, such as broken/loose outlet plates Pulling of plugs to shut off power...

Safety Tips for Distracted Driving

Each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash. Nearly every driver is guilty of some form of distracted driving, activities include things like talking on a mobile phone, texting, or eating. Using in-vehicle technologies (such as navigation systems) can also be sources of...

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