News & Views Year: 2013
Everyone must receive safety training for jobs performed at work. Most of us also receive additional safety training on a wide variety of subjects that serve to heighten our safety awareness on the job. On top of all that training are safety tips, messages, signs, slogans, and posters that serve as constant reminders to be safe while on the job. Statistics show that training and increased awareness are slowly making an impact, although last year over 4,000 people died and over 3 million were injured while at work. Continue Reading →
Fireworks: Every year there are more than 9,000 fireworks related injuries treated in emergency facilities. Even simple fireworks such as sparklers burn at around 1800° F and that causes many injuries especially to youngsters. Fireworks are dangerous and best left to the professionals who will put on a display that is far superior to anything individuals could hope to achieve. The best way, and safest way, to enjoy fireworks is to find a good vantage point for a public display and to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Continue Reading →
Safety Committees in the workplace are important for establishing programs, procedures, and training that will prevent injuries. In addition to demonstrating management commitment and support, safety committees provide leadership and direction for improving the overall safety culture and awareness of all employees. Continue Reading →
What is Identity Theft? Identity theft occurs when an imposter takes your personal data – usually your name, Social Security number (SSN), driver’s license number, address, and / or birth date – and uses it for his / her own financial gain. This person may apply for telephone service, mortgages, credit cards or loans, buy merchandise, and / or lease cars or apartments. They might even use your identity to gain employment - working as you. Continue Reading →
A review the OSHA stats regarding fatalities readily highlights trends on how workers are being hurt and killed. In fact in the latest report, five of the first seven incidents listed, show workers who died from some sort of fall. It is important to remember here that non-work related injuries and fatalities often mirror the OSHA statistics. Continue Reading →
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