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We all dread that telephone call that informs us someone has been injured in our workplace. Our first and most obvious concern is for the employee and ensuring they have received proper medical treatment and that family members have been notified.
The answer to this title question will come a little later. For now, whether digging into leftovers or preparing a socially distant dinner for family and friends, we are bound to find creative ways to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
Baby boomers will undoubtedly recognize this blog title as part of a song medley released in 1969 by the vocal group, The 5th Dimension.
As the weather turns colder, slip and fall incidents begin to rise. A recent Safety Net post, Fall In Down Without Falling Down was a reminder that fall is beautiful but does present a seasonal hazard.
Woody Allen was once quoted as saying “80 percent of success in life can be attributed to simply showing up.” On the flip side, the actor James Caan is also quoted as saying “Showing up every day isn't enough.
Oh yeah, it’s getting nippy at night up North with morning frost on the pumpkin a telltale sign. It’s time to don the down or other insulating layer, like fleece over flannel, especially if you tend to be an outsider with autumn activities.
Safety related quotes are easily found all around us. Internet searches find thousands of them, we see them on posters in the workplace, and safety meetings often include them.
Employers and employees often don’t recognize the exposures associated with using light duty extension cords and cords not listed and labeled for commercial and industrial use.
Current research suggests that adults should get at least 7 hours of sleep per night for optimal health and wellness, and don’t think you can “catch-up” over the weekend as this Harvard Medical School article discusses.
There is a direct correlation between the level of employee engagement and overall safety performance. Improving employee engagement might just improve workplace safety.
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