Safety Topics

Risk Tolerance Pt 1: Safety Topics - May 2021 - Week 3

We all understand risk tolerance when it comes to investments and gambling, it’s on how much risk we decide to take whether we invest in that stock or choose to save our money under our mattress at home. The same applies to personal safety; it’s on how much that person feels they are at risk and what they are willing to do by the choices we make.

Electrical Safety: Safety Topics - May 2021 - Week 1

Despite the extreme recent changes in our everyday lives, the world is still turning and our everyday activities are continuing at some level. In the modern era electricity is nearly everywhere you go. We often take advantage of it and sometimes don’t give it the consideration it deserves. Electricity is a powerful tool but can be deadly if not handled properly. May is electrical safety month so this week we will be focusing on understanding the basics of electrical safety.

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Safety Topics - April 2021 - Week 1

As we know, doing our part by reducing, reusing, and recycling can reduce our environmental impact in terms of waste, but it can also save money, energy, and natural resources. This week, we will discuss each of these three strategies for decreasing our resource consumption and observe small changes we can make in our daily lives to contribute to our overall wellbeing.

Spring Safety: Safety Topics - March 2021 - Week 5

With warmer weather and springtime in full swing, many of us are excited to get back outdoors and enjoy all that this time of year has to offer. It is important, however, to note the hazards and risks associated with some of our favorite springtime activities. By taking some of these into account, we can promote a happy, healthy transition from the colder months into the spring and summer.

Home Emergency Weather Preparedness: Safety Topics - March 2021 - Week 4

Natural and man-made disasters can strike at any time. Have your own emergency response plans when you're at work, at home, on vacation, or on the road. When you face a natural or man-made emergency, try to stay informed through the radio, TV, or Internet. In some cases, communication becomes nearly impossible when cable, electric, and cell phone services are disabled. This week, we will discuss weather preparedness in the home and the kinds of emergency supplies you should keep on hand.

Lead through Leading Indicators: Safety Topics - March 2021 - Week 3

Leading indicators are metrics that track preventative safety activities BEFORE an accident occurs. A proven approach to reduce injuries is to choose leading indicators to drive increased safety performance and engagement, instead of relying solely on corrective actions after accidents. Each day this week we will cover a different leading indicator and its importance.

Slips Trips and Falls: Safety Topics - March 2021 - week 1

Slips, trips and falls have appeared on OSHA’s number one most frequently cited standard for the past eight years. In 2018, OSHA cited 7,270 violations for general fall protection requirements and 1,982
fall protection training requirements. For the National Safety Council, falls top the list for leading causes of preventable injury related deaths.

This week we will discuss slips, trips, and falls and how to prevent them in home and work settings. We will also discuss same level safety tips and winter precautions for slips, trips, and falls.

Winter and the Workplace: Safety Topics - February 2021 - week 3

Many southern regions of the United States received record amounts of snow and ice this past week and may not have felt fully equipped or prepared. Even for workplaces in the northern regions that experience winter weather on a yearly basis, it can be a major challenge. This week we will break down helpful tips for workplaces handling winter weather conditions.

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ: Safety Topics - February 2021 - week 2

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, scientists, doctors, public health officials and governments around the world have been working to develop a vaccine to protect against the disease. Now in less than a year’s time since the disease was classified as a pandemic, we have a vaccine approved for use. This a major accomplishment in healthcare and we all hope it means an end in sight for the COVID-19 pandemic, however there are still some reservations by many on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. This week we will cover some of the frequently asked questions as well as provide resources where many more answers can be found.

Anti-Fatigue Matting: Safety Topics - February 2021 - week 1

Standing for long periods of time may be required based on the nature of your work but it would have long term detrimental effects to your body if proper steps are not taken to reduce the impact. Anti-fatigue matting is a popular choice to reduce the effects of long periods of standing on the body but unless implemented properly, can lead to other hazards or serve no real benefit. This week we are going to look at the health risks of standing for long periods, when, where and what types of anti-fatigue mats should be used and other measures that can be implemented in the workplace to lessen the risks.

Laser Safety: Safety Topics - February 2021 - week 1

The application of lasers in many different types of industries has boomed over the last few years. As with any new addition to the workplace, safety should be considered first and foremost. With the proper procedures and safety measures in place, lasers can create excellent innovations to improve all aspects of the job including safety if implemented correctly. This week we will look at the hazards associated with laser use, how lasers are classified, and what control measures should be implemented to keep employees safe.

Substance Abuse in the Workplace: Safety Topics - January 2021 - week 4

Substance abuse can have a devastating impact on a person’s life including in their workplace. Misuse of drugs or alcohol among US workers create costly medical, social and other problems that affect both employees and employers. Substance abuse by employees threatens not only the safety of the employee but the safety of their colleagues as well. This week we are going to dive into the issues that arise due to substance abuse, contributing factors to substance abuse and lastly prevention methods for deterring substance abuse issues in your workplace.

Mental Health: Safety Topics - January 2021 - week 3

Traditionally mental health has not been a topic commonly addressed in the workplace. However, that trend has begun to change. Because mental health is so integral to a person’s overall wellbeing, it’s importance as a workplace topic of discussion is significantly increasing. Also, we faced many challenges in 2020 that are continuing into 2021 that potentially impact the mental health of nearly everyone. This week we are going to take some time to discuss the basics of mental health in your workplace.

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