July 11, 2024

Avoiding Heat-Related Illness This Summer

As summer temperatures soar, it’s crucial to remain vigilant about preventing heat-related illnesses—particularly for pet care professionals who may have staff members and animals in their care. Potentially dangerous conditions such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can develop quickly, so it’s important to understand the warning signs and preventive measures. Understanding Heat Regulation in the Human Body To maintain a constant internal temperature, the human body needs to dissipate excess heat. This process primarily involves: Blood circulation. The body […]
June 12, 2024

Job Hazard Analysis: A Valuable Tool for Workplace Safety and Accident Prevention

For businesses in the pet care services industry, taking steps to ensure workplace safety is crucial for reducing costs and liability, improving workplace morale, and cultivating a happy, healthy, and productive team. One tool that can be helpful in the effort to enhance workplace safety is a job hazard analysis, defined by OSHA as “a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur.” Read on to learn more about the job hazard analysis […]