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How did this lifting range come into existence? Some might say experience and logic got us here. Actually, this guideline was developed through historical research done by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) using mechani...
Soon in northern climes with the arrival of spring and the greening of the outdoors, we’ll be outside digging in the dirt starting our vegetable and flower gardens, pruning shrubs, cleaning up yard debris, and mowing the lawn.
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 ...
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.
“Increasingly, work is something people do rather than a place people go.”
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?
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 ...
“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.
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.
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...
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