Working Alone Safely

Often, employees are found working alone in offices, plants, and on sites. This is due to assignment, time of the task, location, and even the type of task being performed. Working alone should not mean that you are exposed to additional risk but on the contrary, should mean that your work is safer. When working alone, employees must be in tune and on upoint to what is happening around them. The burden of safety is on the lone worker and should trigger a heightened awareness of safety. Continue Reading →

Proper Work Station Adjustments for Home and Office

Poor posture and equipment placement can negatively impact your health. There is no single “correct” posture or arrangement of office components that will fit everyone. Setting up your workstation properly will help prevent injuries and the potential for strains, sprains, or pains. Continue Reading →

Hand & Power Tools

Many workers routinely use hand tools and don’t think of them as dangerous, but accidents continue to occur. Continue Reading →

Rideshare and Getting Around Town

Many people nowadays are using rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft for rides to the airport, home, evenings out on the town, or anything else. While these services have changed the way people commute and get around, they also include some dangers. As a user, you must be sure that your personal safety is taken into consideration at all times. Continue Reading →

Being Prepared BEFORE the Storm

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 →

Back Injury Prevention

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 →