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Daylight Savings Time

Posted March 7, 2016

Daylight Savings Time will begin for most of the U.S. at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13th. As you go around the house to set the clocks ahead one hour, use the check list below to perform a few additional tasks that will help to keep your family and home safe as well as prepared. Continue reading →

ALERT! Poor Communication is a Safety Issue

Posted February 15, 2016

Although we spend 80% of our day communicating, 50% of that time is spent listening, while retaining only 25% of what we hear!

Communicating effectively is not always easy, but it helps us avoid conflicts, reduce errors, promote a positive environment, and eliminate misunderstandings with others. Poor communications can be a safety hazard since the message may not be clear or understood. As professionals, we all have an obligation to protect others. If there is a hazard or if someone is at risk – SAY SOMETHING! Continue reading →

Safety Scores a Touchdown

Posted February 8, 2016

2-8-2016 Scott With HeadphonesThis is Scott Goodwin bringing you highlights of yesterday’s game between The Employees and The Injuries. The Employees have been winning all season, and last night was no different as they took an early lead to dominate the entire game. “We run the plays on the field just like we practice them; no exceptions,” explained The Employees coach. “Each player used all the right moves to avoid strains, sprains, and back injuries.”

Defensive Strategy for Avoiding Sprains and Strains Continue reading →

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Posted February 1, 2016

Sign Collage“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign” is a great song from Five Man Electrical Band that puts into perspective our attitude about the overabundance of signage everywhere we go. Today we really do have signs for everything; signs that tell us what do and how to do it, where to go and how to get there, where we can’t go, what we have to wear, what will harm us and where to go if we get harmed…

But do we really pay attention to them?

This clutter of cultural communication is a direct result of our need for it, and we do need to pay attention. Continue reading →

First Aid Training

Posted January 25, 2016

Are you trained in First Aid?  CPR?  Do you know what to do in an emergency? First Aid is defined as emergency care provided for injury or sudden illness before emergency medical treatment is available. The first-aid provider (YOU) is someone who is trained in the delivery of initial medical emergency procedures using a limited amount of equipment to perform a primary assessment and intervention while awaiting arrival of emergency medical service personnel. Continue reading →

OSHA Finalizes Hazard Communication Standard Updates

Posted January 18, 2016

2016 brings the final implementation of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to become fully compliant with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals  (GHS). Continue reading →

A New Year of Safety Observations

Posted January 11, 2016

Now that January is here, it is time to review past injury and near miss reports. Analyzing these trends can improve workplace safety for the entire company by showing us possible safety concerns, and making us aware of the need for hazard prevention. A very important way to help predict incidents is to use the new SSOE Group “For Safety’s Sake – Do Something” Safety Observation Cards. Continue reading →

Safety Rules: Why They Exist

Posted January 4, 2016

Who is responsible for the creation of safety rules?

It was the guy we’ve all heard about who cut off two of his fingers after he removed the guard on a saw. He was helped by the machinist who didn’t have the time to go back to the lunch room for safety glasses and lost an eye when the bit broke in the drill press. They both got advice from a co-worker who had his head split open by a falling hammer because he “just plain didn’t like to wear hard hats.” Continue reading →

Count Your Way to Safety

Posted December 14, 2015

Consider the following scenario:
The lights are out, it is totally dark and you can’t see. You smell smoke and there is a fire. You must evacuate and escape. Now close your eyes for 10 seconds and mentally find your way to safety. Did you remember that doorway? That wall? That step? That desk? That machine? Other obstacles? Were you able to negotiate your way to safety? Continue reading →

Plan Ahead for Holiday and Winter Travel

Posted November 30, 2015

The holidays are fast approaching and so is the need to prepare and protect yourself during the hazardous winter driving ahead. Your car needs to be mechanically fit and you need to be mentally prepared for the travel ahead of you.

Think about your family and friends that are counting on you to deliver them safely during the cold, ice, and snow over the winter months. Consider others who have not planned ahead and are not cautious drivers. They are the drivers you will have to be ready to avoid on the slippery winter roads. Continue reading →