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 »

Holiday Safety Concerns in the Workplace

As the winter holidays approach, employees tend to deal with more distractions than usual. Planning dinners, hosting out-of-town family members, purchasing gifts and figuring out the logistics of other festive activities can easily cause people’s minds to wander when they’re at work. From a health and safety perspective, it’s worth considering how these issues affect… Read more »

12 Tips to Prevent Workplace Fires, National Fire Safety Month

Workplace Safety News October is National Fire Safety Month and while the main focus is on preventing residential fires, it is also a good time to revisit workplace fire safety and prevention. Fatal injuries involving fires and explosions resulted in 148 occupational fatalities in 2013. That coupled with the threat of fire to business equipment… Read more »

Knowing What to do in an Emergency

Knowing What to Do in an Emergency Safety Talk When dealing with workplace safety, most of the focus is given to preventing injuries and incidents. While being proactive in preventing negative events from occurring is critical to an effective safety program, time also needs to be spent discussing what to do in different emergency situations… Read more »

COVID-19 and Your Mental Health

Worries and anxiety about COVID-19 and its impact can be overwhelming. Social distancing makes it even more challenging. Learn ways to cope during this pandemic. By Mayo Clinic Staff The COVID-19 pandemic has likely brought many changes to how you live your life, and with it uncertainty, altered daily routines, financial pressures and social isolation.… Read more »

Minding Your Mental Health

For some, work can be a major source of stress due to heavy workloads, pressure to perform at a high level, job insecurity, long work hours, excessive travel and conflicts with co-workers. Over time, this level of stress can lead to insomnia, anxiety, depression, low morale and drastic mood swings. Overcoming these symptoms isn’t always… Read more »

Hazard Recognition

To keep yourself and others safe, you need to recognize and correct all hazards, even those that appear to be minor. • Be aware of anything out of the ordinary. If you notice a lightbulb is burned out or a cord is stretched over a walkway, tell your supervisor so that the hazard can be… Read more »