News & Views Month: August 2021
When there are storms in your area, turn on your radio or television to get the latest emergency information from local authorities. Listen for announcements of a storm watch or warning. Enable the weather alert system on your cell phone to give additional alerts for your location. Consider purchasing a weather alert radio for your home to keep you and your family informed of weather emergencies. Learn about the weather warning system for your county. Some areas use a siren system to alert residents to weather emergencies. Know how to distinguish between the siren's warnings for different types of emergencies. Continue Reading →
Injuries to the back can be some of the most prevalent and most difficult to prevent injuries on the job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that more than one million employees suffer back injuries each year and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries. This type of injury also accounts for a large majority of worker’s compensation claims every year. Continue Reading →
We have certainly been facing the most challenging of times. Most of us can handle a crisis or other unusual event when it is a short-term incident, we go through it, grieve, feel fear, deal with our emotions, and then recover. However, in the time of a long-term, continually evolving huge stressor, our normal ways of coping are not always enough. They get old, fall short, or we just get worn down. Lately, professionals are seeing increased mental health disorders, drug, and alcohol abuse from many different areas. The belief is it is in reaction to such heavy, ongoing stress that people are feeling. Continue Reading →
We should all make it a goal to be a Safety Champion, considering we are responsible for making hundreds of decisions every day that determine the level of safety and risk for nearly every action we make. You have heard many times that we need 1000 Safety Champions at SSOE. Continue Reading →
The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up. Continue Reading →
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