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Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions

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Ahhhh the birth of a New Year is upon us. Welcome 2014; we eagerly anticipate the possibilities to come even as we reminisce on the passing year. 2013 came and went as years always do. There were highs and lows aplenty for all. A happy New Year! Grant that I May bring no tear to [...]

Fire Safety Tips

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With most of the United States under a freeze warning many families are ready to snuggle up in front of a roaring fire. But not so fast…. Preparation leads to Prevention.   OSHATOES® knows that everyone is super busy at this time of the year. It’s easy to switch onto “auto-pilot” and forget the basics [...]

Holiday Traditions

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Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah. No matter the religion, ethnicity, or country; people the world over enjoy holiday traditions. Traditions are behaviors and/or beliefs that are handed down throughout the generations. They often have symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. Traditions can persist and evolve for thousands of years—the word “tradition” itself derives [...]

Winter Workplace Danger

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A massive cold blast recently hit a large portion of the United States. For many people, this weather is merely an inconvenience For those who work outdoors, it is far more serious. Their occupations make it necessary for them to not only work in the elements, but to respond to dangerous situations. Law enforcement officers, emergency [...]

Quality Christmas Gifts

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Every Christmas my neighbor gives her loved ones three primary gifts; a gift they want, a gift they need and a gift that is a complete surprise. With the economy still sluggish this is a great year to follow her example. And laugh if you will, I think OSHATOES® is a great place to start! Think [...]

Lack of Sleep

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Two short months ago we visited the topic of Workplace Sleepiness. However with the recent Metro-North train tragedy attributed to an over-tired operator, OSHATOES® feels this is worth another look. All one has to do is look to history for a plethora of cases where sleep deprivation have ended with tragic results.   Authorities have [...]