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  • Electrical Safety in the Office - 5 Tips to Avoid Accidents in the Workplace
    published on May 4th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    In the UK during the last financial year, 137 people were killed in the workplace. In addition, 31.2 million working days were lost and 14.9 billion was lost due to injuries and ill health resulting from working conditions.
  • The Promise - Workplace Health & Safety Policy
    published on May 1st, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    A Health & Safety (H&S) policy is a written promise of the Business Owners and the Senior Management to provide a healthy and safe workplace. The starting point, the foundation of Health and Safety in the workplace.
  • Construction Work: How PPE Improves Workplace Safety
    published on April 18th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    Workers in highway work zone are generally exposed to a variety of hazards including construction equipment and passing vehicles. Poor lighting, low visibility and weather make it necessary to wear high-visibility coveralls and shirts so that fast moving vehicles can see workers from a safe distance.
  • 10 Ways Biometrics Technology Can Make Your Workplace Safe
    published on April 17th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    A business is basically a set of employed people and machines, working together to achieve a certain goal. A businessman's most important responsibility includes optimum utilization of all his assets and human resources. Biometrics can help you keep tabs on employee movement and affectivity within each department and your business establishment as a whole. They are easy to install attendance readers including a hardware mechanism that either reads the fingerprints or special cards and an easy to deploy software. These systems are your genuine solution to make your workplace safe.
  • Protecting Your Home Health/Care Investment
    published on April 6th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    You worked hard to build your home health agency. To ensure your long term success there are measures you have to take. Having a solid Emergency Preparedness Plan is essential in the event of unexpected disasters. Statistics indicate that only 50% of businesses will recover from a Natural or Man-Made disaster. Get the details on how you can be prepared for the unexpected.
  • The Importance of Fire Drills
    published on April 3rd, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    Fire drills allow employees to practice exiting the workplace in the event of an emergency. A practiced exit plan will allow everyone to respond quickly, calmly, and safely in the event of a real emergency. Periodic fire drills may also be necessary as a part of your insurance coverage. Fire Drill Objectives The main objective of your fire drill should be to get everyone out efficiently and safely in the event of an emergency but, as a part of that, your objectives should include: - Giving employees an opportunity to practice emergency procedures in a simulated environment - Assessing whether employees can carry out assigned emergency duties - Understanding whether the evacuation procedures were effective - Considering any changes or adjustments to improve performance - Complying with any fire code or insurance requirements Fire Drill Frequency How often you hold fire drills should be determined by your local fire code and your workplace fire hazards. If your workplace presents serious fire hazards (eg. flammable materials) or complex exit procedures, fire drills should be conducted more frequently. For these types of workplaces, fire drills scheduled every three months may be appropriate, whereas other workplaces may only need drills every six months.
  • How To Protect Your Feet & Legs During Work
    published on March 13th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    The article explains the importance of protecting foot and legs during work. It also highlights some safety measures to ensure body protection.
  • Working Around Radon
    published on March 2nd, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    If you're working in underground structures or in close contact with soil, you may be at risk for radon exposure. Radon is an invisible, odourless, tasteless, radioactive gas formed by the disintegration of uranium in the soil. Radon is present everywhere in small amounts, but high radon levels can occur in regions where the rock or soil is rich in uranium. High levels of radon are linked to lung cancer. In fact, long-term exposure to radon gas is the second highest cause of lung cancer after smoking. If your work involves spending extended periods underground, or if you're working in caves or excavations, be aw are that radon can be a dangerous workplace hazard.
  • Excavation Safety Risks
    published on February 23rd, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    Construction projects involving excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous workplace activities. An excavation is defined as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression that is formed by earth removal. The term "trench" is specific to underground excavations that are deeper than it is wide, being no wider than 15 feet. The fatality rate for all types of excavation work is 112% higher than that of general industry (U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Given this high level of danger, it's critical that safety precautions and controls be used at all times and that extreme caution and patience be exercised when working in and around pits and excavations.
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety
    published on February 15th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    Large commercial vehicles like tractor trailers and buses are intimidating sites on the road. Outweighing the average vehicle by thousands of kilograms, incidents involving commercial vehicles can be devastating and cause major damage, injuries, and fatalities. Commercial truck drivers need to be professionally trained to operate their vehicles safely, but operators of passenger vehicles need to take responsibility for driving safely around large trucks. In fact, studies show that the driver of the passenger vehicle is at fault at least two-thirds of the time in fatal car-truck crashes. There are very serious implications of not appreciating the safety risks associated with commercial trucks:
  • Usability And Benefits of Safety Coveralls
    published on February 15th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    High-visibility or bright orange coveralls are used to improve the visibility in low light conditions. They add a layer of extra protection for those working in conditions where low visibility can be a hazard. High-vis garments are important for people who have to perform their duties near the road and fast moving objects. Hunters can also use high-vis clothing to ensure their safety.
  • Professions That Require Safety Workwear
    published on February 15th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    There is a number of professions where protective equipment is of paramount significance. For example, welding is an occupation that demands appropriate protective equipment. Welders cannot go to work in a casual dress. They need goggles, coveralls, gloves, and other equipment to protect the body parts against burns and sparks.
  • PTSD in the Workplace
    published on February 14th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), typically results from witnessing or experiencing an extremely distressing or catastrophic event, or series of events. Most people associate PTSD with military or emergency response incidents, but PTSD can occur in any workplace. PTSD is a mental illness that occurs when a someone experiences something extremely frightening, stressful, or overwhelming. Typically, the event is unexpected, and the person feels powerless to influence the outcome. Often the incident resulting in PTSD involves the threat of death or serious injury. Some examples of such incidents include combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or an assault. PTSD is a mental illness and can be hard to identify and diagnose. Although some people's onset of PTSD may be quick, others may not notice issues for years.
  • How to Prevent Eye Injuries in the Workplace
    published on January 31st, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    Eye injuries in the workplace have the potential to cause temporary or permanent vision loss and about 10% of eye injuries result in missed workdays. Most injuries occur when a worker is not wearing eye protection but, in some cases, a worker may not have been wearing the right eye protection for the job. By understand the workplace hazards, workers can be equipped with appropriate eye protection and 90% of workplace eye injuries can be prevented. Being educated about eye injuries in the workplace is an essential first step in protecting yourself and others.
  • Back Injuries and Lifting
    published on January 23rd, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    Back injuries are a major cause of missed time - only second to the common cold! The majority of back injuries occur during lifting tasks and these injuries can be very costly for companies in lost productivity and insurance claims. In the short term, a back injury can cause serious discomfort and pain for the employee but in the long term, it can have a devastating effect on the employee's lifestyle and ability to work. To reduce back injuries in the workplace we should first take a look at some of the major causes:
  • 3 Training Essentials for Health Care Providers
    published on January 18th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    Health care providers are the backbone of our health care system. They are trained to promote good health, to care for and comfort the sick, and to work to improve the delivery of health care. Although nursing and medicine are the two largest groups of health care providers, there are many other types of health care providers. Other examples of health care providers include pharmacists, chiropractors, dentists, health care managers, home care support workers, and practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Tips for Identifying Quality Safety Wear
    published on January 12th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    Safety wear protects you from a range of different hazards during work. Similarly, it increases your morale and performance. Hence, you become more diligent and meticulous in your approach towards tough tasks. But, when it comes to choosing the right type of safety wear you can't just rely on design, there is a lot more to consider. Follow these useful tips to get quality safety wear.
  • Have a First Aid Plan
    published on January 10th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    When a medical emergency or injury occurs, knowing what to do and being able to react quickly is critical to limiting the severity of the incident. Proper first aid training provides individuals with the confidence and skills they need to address an emergency, prevent further injury, and a save a life. In extreme cases, equipping employees with first aid training could mean the difference between life and death.
  • Workplace Dangers of H2S
    published on January 4th, 2018 at 01:29 PM
    Hydrogen Sulphide gas (H2S) is a byproduct in many different industries and is one of the leading causes of death in the oil and gas sector. Workers can become exposed to H2S on worksites during the drilling and production process. H2S gas is heavier than air and can collect in low areas such as sewers, pits, tunnels, and gullies and can quickly reach lethal concentrations in confined spaces. Understanding H2S and how to handle exposure is critical to workplace safety.
  • Extension Cord Safety Tips
    published on December 29th, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    Extension cords are a handy solution to many home and workplace electrical needs, but they can become a dangerous fire hazard if you do not use them correctly. To use extension cords safely at home or at work, follow these simple tips.
  • General Guidance on Proper Use of Safety Garments
    published on December 23rd, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    Nowadays, protective garments manufacturers produce innovative clothing that can handle risks of flames and sparks coming into contact with a wearer. As mentioned earlier, workwear only provides protection up to a certain level. Workers should not rely heavily on their protective gear.
  • Cell Phones in the Workplace: Staying Connected and Safe
    published on December 20th, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    Cell phones have become an essential tool for most jobs: they assist with communication and act as an instant resource for information. Cell phones are also a very necessary safety tool that workers and employers can use to keep in touch, particularly from remote work locations. However, improper cell phone use can also create a workplace hazard if it's taking attention away from the task at hand and not allowing workers to properly assess potential dangers.
  • Forklift Safety
    published on December 13th, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    With nearly 100,000 injuries or fatalities due to forklift accidents in the U.S. each year, proper training is a critical part of forklift safety. Forklifts present a unique workplace hazard for many reasons: they weigh at least double the weight of the average car, they carry very heavy loads at heights, they work in areas close to people and other equipment, and they steer from the rear. It's estimated that proper training can help prevent 70% of forklift accidents. To ensure that all operators are sufficiently skilled and knowledgeable, training standards are set by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in the U.S. and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) in Canada.
  • Methods of Commercial Fire Suppression
    published on December 13th, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    If you have been tasked with determining the commercial fire suppression system for your business location, then first it helps to understand what types are out there. These systems can be broken down into 3 types of systems and each of these are effective, and depending on your commercial location.
  • A Glance Into Heavy Equipment Operator Training and Its Attributes Required
    published on December 7th, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    Heavy equipment operator training is offered by many colleges and private institutions. This provides quality training and includes the evolving industry needs regarding safety, government regulations and also the operator's responsibilities.
  • Overview to Acquire Certification for Heavy Equipment Operator Training and Safety
    published on December 7th, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    Heavy equipment training for operators includes variety of options. However, before starting on any training program, you must evaluate your knowledge about the equipment, operator safety, mechanic skills and the industries hiring operators.
  • Ladder Safety
    published on November 29th, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    Regardless of the ladder you're using, be sure to check the load rating. The load rating needs to cover your weight AND the weight of your tools. You should also consider the material that your ladder is made of and whether it's appropriate for your intended use. Aluminum and steel ladders conduct heat and electricity and should never be used for electrical work. Fiberglass and wood ladders are suitable for electrical work, but wood ladders are especially vulnerable to damage and decay. No matter what type of ladder you're using, you should always inspect it, check for cracks, and ensure the frame, rungs, and feet are not compromised.
  • Working in the Winter
    published on November 24th, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    Winter is now in full swing in many parts of the country and this year's winter is projected to be colder than the last. Working outside in the winter can present a variety of challenges - from driving on snow and ice, to wearing the right clothing, to safely navigating slippery surfaces.
  • Importance of Wearing Appropriate Protective Garments
    published on November 20th, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    As a worker, whether you are a welding operator or firefighter, you should pay special attention to protection against potential occupational hazards present at your worksite. Safety garments such as high-visibility clothing, insulated coveralls, bib pants, shop coats, and vests should be worn wherever appropriate and necessary. Make sure your safety gear is designed to deal with occupational hazards that you are exposed to.
  • Document Shredding Company: How It Adds to Information Security
    published on November 20th, 2017 at 01:29 PM
    Document handling has become a cumbersome task for any business these days. That is one of the main reasons why the firms are now opting for Document Shredding Services. As sensitive information is becoming more prone to be stolen, not everyone can be trusted, but a Document Shredding Company assures business confidentiality and adds to the information security.

  

 
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