The American Cancer Society (ACS) advises everyone to get their hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen ready for the long, hot summer. Many of the 3.5 million yearly cases of skin cancer could have been prevented by using sun protection and avoiding indoor tanning. The ACS urges everybody to “Slip! Slop! Slap! & Wrap®.” Continue Reading →
Are you a gambler? Are you willing to risk it all? What happens when we “knowingly” commit an unsafe act or risky behavior? Ask yourself - Who loses the most? Who is affected by YOUR actions? No matter if the risky behavior is on the job, at home or even on vacation, the consequences can be the same. The personal injury, financial burden, business impact, tarnished image and even death are all a reality when we are unsafe. With all this in mind, people need to make a decision that can lower and hopefully remove unsafe situations and bad behaviors. Continue Reading →
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 →
Winter driving can be a dangerous and challenging adventure when you have to contend with ice and snow. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and OSHA have issued an article titled "Safe Winter Driving". The article describes ways to put the three Ps of winter driving (prepare, protect, and prevent) into motion in your daily lives. Continue Reading →
Safety starts with an attitude that you will do every task in a way that will eliminate hazards and the potential for injury. Thousands of workplace injuries occur every year, and even more injuries happen on the commute to and from work, and home. The potential for injury is always there, no matter how simple, complex, or often you have done that task. Continue Reading →
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