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 »

COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself

                            KNOW HOW IT SPREADS: There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who… Read more »

Ergonomic Workstation: Are you comfortable?

Ergonomics is a scientific principle concerned with improving health, safety, comfort and productivity. It’s fitting the job to a person instead of a person to the job. Many of us sit at a workstation for eight (or more) hours each workday. If we aren’t sitting correctly, we can end up with sore necks, backs and… Read more »

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 »