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 »

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 »