Distracted Walking

Within the past few years, smart phones have gained the ability to do almost anything and have become more popular than ever. Unfortunately, this comes hand in hand with a new trend in accidents. According to National Safety Council (NSC), 11,100 injuries occurred between 2000 and 2011 due to distracted walking incidents involving cell phones.… Read more »

Body, Mind and Safety

  ‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions, but how does this relate to safety? A healthy mind and body are actually connected with workplace safety for a couple of reasons. Employees who are fit and have a healthy mind and body are less likely to be involved in certain types of injuries, including strains.… Read more »

Keeping It Clean

Proper housekeeping is the first sign of a company’s commitment to health and safety. It sets the stage for employees closely following safe work rules and can be a sign of a strong safety culture. Good housekeeping requires organization and teamwork from all members of the company. If the site is not kept clean, employees… Read more »

Lifting Techniques in the Workplace

The Golfer’s Bend Many of us use the Golfer’s Bend technique for reaching into deep containers and for picking small objects off of the floor. Even though this is a common lift, there are some fine points about the Golfer’s Bend that we should all know. A Golfer’s Bend should never be an unsupported type… Read more »

Combating Fatigue in the Workplace

Being mentally and physically aware in the workplace contributes to safe behavior and can help prevent unnecessary incidents. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), 13 percent of workplace injuries are attributed to fatigue. Contrary to popular belief, fatigue can be caused by more than just lack of sleep. Working long hours, medical conditions, environmental… Read more »