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More Than Love Handles

Emily Post’s book of etiquette indicates that a gentleman should put his hand under a women’s elbow as she steps off the curb to prevent any risk of falling. This courtesy may have started as early as the 1800’s with ladies’ large petticoats. At the ...

Healthcare, Safe Patient Handling & Mobility  •  April 27, 2017

Bloodborne Pathogens—When Is a Program Required?

A Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) program is a given for healthcare organizations, but what about other industries? Requirements may apply to more than just bloodborne pathogens.

Education, Retail, Hospitality, General, Safety Programs  •  April 20, 2017

Ergonomics and Mobile Workers

“Increasingly, work is something people do rather than a place people go.”

General, Office Ergonomics  •  April 10, 2017

What Is a JSA and Why Is It Important?

Are you struggling with integrating safety into daily work routines? Are you looking for ways to incorporate safety and health principles into key performance indicators?

General, Safety Programs  •  April 05, 2017

Are Your Employees Adding Value to Your Safety Culture?

In the workplace, the word “safety” can evoke two distinct opinions. Some see safety as the most important aspect of their business, a healthy investment which their company strives to promote throughout the workplace. Others see safety as code for ...

General, Safety Programs, Leadership and Management  •  March 29, 2017

Pour Me Another Cup of Coffee

“Pour Me another Cup of Coffee… for I am a truck driving man” comes from the song “Truck Drivin’ Man” recorded by Buck Owens in 1965. This blast from the past came to mind when thumbing through a recent AAOHN journal.

General, Transportation, Driving Safety  •  March 22, 2017

Safety Shoes—Selecting the Right Shoe for Your Workplace

What better day to discuss this topic than “Shoe the World Day?” There are multiple factors to consider when selecting the most appropriate foot protection. The goal is to make sure that your feet are comfortable, supported, and protected.

General  •  March 15, 2017

Load Limits for Structurally Supported Surfaces

The last line of the lyrical refrain in the 1968 hit song “The Weight” by Canadian-American rock group The Band reads, “You put the load right on me.” In the context of a work environment with a mezzanine storage platform, this verse conjures up a m...

General, OSHA, Inspection  •  March 09, 2017

Redefining the Workplace

It would seem that everyone would like to work at Google. Google’s efforts to create the happiest place to work include more than complimentary gourmet meals, massages, “nap pods” and other lavish perks.

General, Office Ergonomics  •  March 01, 2017

Personal Safety—Listen to Your Inner Voice

During a recent safety training session the subject of famous last words came up. The favorite last words turned out to be, “Hey! Watch this!”

General  •  February 22, 2017