Entries by Hannah Reddington

Concussions: More Common Than We Realize

A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump,blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow tothe body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. After a concussion,some people lose consciousness for a short time. However, most concussions donot result in a loss of consciousness. Doctors may describe these injuries as “mild”because concussions are not usually life-threatening. Even so, their effects can beserious. Understanding the signs and symptoms of a concussion can help you getbetter more quickly. Continue Reading →

Hurricane and Flood Preparedness

As the United States and Mexico prepare for the hurricane season, we already have a major storm approaching the east coast with others in the loom. In addition, China prepares as a monster typhoon approaches. Preparing for a hurricane / typhoon can be challenging securing your property and making plans but after things are secured, take shelter elsewhere. The best plan is to leave the area, with the advanced notice and hold up somewhere safe. During a hurricane there is usually very high winds, heavy rains, lightening and the creation of tornadoes. All these can cause serious injury and many times death! Continue Reading →

Practicing Job Site Safety is a Requirement

Do you take chances at home, work or play? Have you ever cut corners and done something at risk? Are you a gambler and willing to take chances? Safety policies and procedures are not suggestions. It is mandatory to follow all safety procedures at all times – no exceptions! No one can protect you more than YOURSELF and you must follow the rules, regulations, policies and procedures so that you are not exposed to a dangerous situation. Claiming ignorance is not an admissible defense. For Safety’s Sake, Do Something to prevent an incident or injury from occurring. Continue Reading →

Back to School Driving Safety

Part of a Safety Always culture is to be safe at work, home, and play. School is starting up and we want to remind everyone about taking extra precautions while traveling. Our kids need to be kept safe also! When driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if driving behind a car. This will allow for more time to stop once the signal lights start flashing. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children; there are exceptions depending on how many traffic lanes. Please visit http://www.schooltrainingsolutions.com/state-laws/ to find out about lane restriction laws in your state. Continue Reading →

Wildfires

Wildfires can happen anywhere! Whether caused by humans or nature, wildfires can start and spread very quickly. If a wildfire started near your home or in an area you are traveling, would you know what to do? Continue Reading →

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TALK SERIES – Fatal Four – Electrical Hazards

Electrical hazards led to 82 construction worker deaths in 2016. By identifying these hazards, and understanding how they happen, we can take steps to protect ourselves. According to OSHA, Electrical Hazards can be defined as a serious hazard that exposesworkers to burns, electrocution, shock, arc flash / arc blast, fire, or explosions. Continue Reading →