The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

While physical exercise is known to be good for your body, it also can help your mind.  Research continues to validate that exercise can improve mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative moods.  When you include exercise as part of your everyday routine, you will be reaping both physical and mental well-being benefits. People… Read more »

Common Sense and Safety

Serious accidents can happen when you take safety for granted. Consider this situation: a man was adding fuel to his lawnmower. He poured some gasoline, then took a step back with the open fuel can in his hand. Meanwhile, his neighbor walked up behind him with a lit cigarette. The can touched the cigarette and… Read more »

Avoiding Winter Slips and Falls

Winter months present additional hazards that employees like you typically don’t encounter during warmer weather. Specifically, amid snowy and icy conditions, you may run the risk of experiencing major slips or falls, which could lead to serious injuries. Consider the following recommendations to prevent slip and fall injuries this winter: Wear the proper footwear that… Read more »

How to Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls

1. Practice good housekeeping Wipe up spills, and keep walkways, steps and exits clear. Do not run extension cords across walkways. If you have to, secure them to the floor. Keep desk and file cabinet drawers closed when you’re not using them. Otherwise, unsuspecting co-workers might trip over them. 2. Move safely and avoid horseplay… Read more »

How to Lift and Move Boxes Safely

Step 1. Size up the load Make sure the load is stable, balanced and light enough for you to safely lift. If it is not, get help or use a dolly or some other lift aid. Step 2. Plan the job Find a route that is free of slip and trip hazards. Figure out where… Read more »

Avoiding Pinch Point Injuries

It is a common misconception that pinch injuries cannot be serious. In fact, pinch point injuries can be deadly, and they are one of the most common types of on-the-job accidents. Pinch point hazards are particularly difficult to guard against because they are everywhere. In many cases, they cannot be prevented by using engineering controls… Read more »

First Aid Basics

An accident requires prompt action to help employees who are injured. For example, if you are in the company of one of your co-workers who trips and starts bleeding, your knowledge of simple first aid basics may be essential. Bleeding Should you or a co-worker receive a cut, the most important action is to stop… Read more »

Adjusting to Your New Work Environment

A walk through other areas of the workplace is a common occurrence, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t stay alert. This is particularly true for employees leaving their old, familiar departments and moving into new roles in other areas. New employees receive instructions regarding training and safety precautions. However, when transitioning roles… Read more »

Accident Prevention

We all know that safety is important, but do you realize just how costly a workplace injury can be? When all is said and done, injuries can cost business owners hundreds of thousands of dollars. The extra expense to pay for injuries has a powerfully negative effect to a company’s bottom line. Why is profitability… Read more »

Safety Tips to Beat the Heat

Summer heat can be more than uncomfortable; it can threaten your health, especially for older adults and children. Hot and humid weather can make it more challenging your body to cool down, leading to heat-related illnesses. Three types of such illnesses include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If left untreated, they can become life… Read more »