Thursday, April 13, 2017

Electrical Cords

When we think about safety and electrical, we generally thing about the workplace.  But bear in mind, that safety needs to take place at home so we can go to work. Safety is not just on the job, it is in everything we do at work and at home.

A common point we see when it comes to electrical cords are cut, frayed, exposed live wires which make the workplace vulnerable to electrical fires or to electrocution. All cords should be checked regularly and replace any damaged or frayed cords immediately. 

One general tendency is to yank the cords instead of pulling from the head of the plug.  When the cord is yanked and tugged, this is when the cord becomes frayed exposing live wires. One good practice is to make this an item to check to ensure there are no exposed wires in the cord.  Another good practice it to remove the plug by pulling on the head of the plug instead of yanking or tugging.  If you have children in the home, teach them the correct way too.  Everything we do is a habit, practice good habits and Be Safe.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fire Extinguishers - Different types

 Why do you need to train on fire extinguishers? They seem simply enough that all one needs to know is where they are located.  Let’s just talk about the different classes of fire extinguishers and the ratings.  It is extremely important that one has the right type of extinguisher for the material in the building.

The ratings A, B, C, and D define the kinds of material each fire extinguisher is intended to fight.

A – trash, paper, wood
B – flammable liquids
C – electrical equipment
D – metals

The most common type one may see is ABC Extinguisher. 

Inspect Fire Extinguishers

The imperative factor is that the fire extinguisher is current with inspections and will function in case of an emergency.

OSHA requirement is:
  • fire extinguishers are to be visually inspected monthly. 
  • annual maintenance check on portable fire extinguishers.
  • record the annual maintenance date and retain this record for one year after the last entry or life of the shell whichever is less. 

Friday, February 17, 2017


When we talk about the game of football, we often talk about the importance of blocking.   When we are talking about site safety inspections, we often see blocking violations which is a commonly noted problem.  To prevent this type of blocking, we first need to recognize a blocking hazard(s).  So what are some common forms of blocking?  Below are a few conditions found in most workplaces, but there can be others.

  • Emergency exits
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Electrical panels
  • Eyewash stations
  • Pedestrians aisles
The good news is that blocking can be easy to identify and easy to fix. The first step is educating employees to recognize blocking hazards and the potential impact if the condition is not immediately remedied.  It doesn’t have to be one person’s job to correct the blocking, but could be turned in a positive action by making it a team effort.  Moving boxes away from an emergency exit doorway or moving pallets away from blocking a fire extinguisher should be common sense, but periodic employee training is always recommended.  To help alleviate blocking conditions, consider painting zones around the affected areas to make them highly visible. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

What would you like to see in your next class?

So most people take training because it's required and we completely understand that. But that doesn't mean we can't try to make it as fun as possible.

Based off of your trainings in the past we would love to hear from you what things you would like to see in your next training class that the last one didn't have. It doesn't even have to be a training class with us, tell us what you wished you had the last time and lets see what we can do to make your classes even better!

(No....shorter classes don't count. That is one of the things we unfortunately have no control over, sorry!)

Hit us up here, facebook or twitter and lets see what we can do!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


The results are in.....and we have a WINNER!  

Thank you to our lucky winner, you can see who you are on Facebook or Twitter .  We strive to continue to bring you, our customer, better service and truly value your opinions.   We hope this is evident in our continued expansion in the valley to ensure convenient locations, new equipment to train on, convenient classes and specials that are some of the best prices in the valley!

If you have suggestions for how we can continue to improve we would love to hear them.  Please send them to us HERE.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our February drawing!  We hope you continue to follow us as we provide you information you can benefit from with your current certificates including how to get free materials and cell phone apps as well as reminders when you are due for re-certification.

- Horizon Safety Team

Saturday, February 2, 2013



Entering is easy!  Do these three things and you are entered:
1. Like us on Facebook 
2. Take a CPR class in February and be entered into a chance to get $35 back!
3. Post a comment with date you took the class 

Take a CPR or CPR Healthcare Class with Horizon Safety Training
Like us on FB before end of month class was attended
Post a comment on our Facebook page telling us the date class was taken
Date range of drawing will be 1st of month - last day of month
5th of each month - Drawing will be done and winner announced on FB/Twitter/Blog
Winner needs to contact us by within 15 days of drawing to claim prize (call or email)
Winner will need to provide - Class Date/Time/Location and Instructor Name (on card) and address to mail check to
Upon verification a check for $35 will be mailed to the winner
1 winner will be drawn