Why Accidents Happen

Ever since there has been workers, employees, managers, and supervisors the question of why accidents happen has been pondered. If only there was a reason that could be understood, a root cause, corrective action could be taken. To help shed…

Personal Safety When Working Alone

There are times when you may have to work alone on certain jobs and in certain areas. Here are some suggestions on how to keep yourself safe when working by yourself. Pre-Plan Thinking things through and planning for the unexpected…

Traveling at Night

Many times we find ourselves having to travel during evenings or at night. These are periods when we are most vulnerable to attack, robbery, and other types of violent crimes that catch people off guard and unaware. If there had…

The Worst Possible Impairment – Sleep Deprivation

There is a type of worker impairment that is so dangerous that everyone that is an adult worker has experienced at one point in time during their working career. It is not the use of alcohol, drugs, or some other…

Eyewashes and Safety Showers

Anytime there is an area of where chemicals are being handled, or there is the potential for airborne materials or projectiles, there is the potential for workers to get a substance or object into their eyes or on their skin.…

The Safety Mindset

Safety is a subject that everyone can agree is important, but too many people think of safety only when thinking about where they work. Workplace safety is extremely important. Each year there are approximately five-thousand workplace fatalities and over two-million…

Reducing Electrical Fire Risk

Damaged, overloaded, or incorrectly installed or maintained cords, cables, or devices can cause electrical fires. There are a number of steps you can take to minimize the potential for electrical fires and protect yourself as well as others. Here are…

Mental Health on the Job

Mental Health on the Job It is estimated that one out of five people will experience mental illness during their lifetime. During this time of pandemic and fear associated with the COVID 19 virus, it becomes more important than ever…

The Business of Safety Pt. 3

The Business of Safety: Preparing the Safety Procedure To recap the April and May newsletters, so far we have covered recognizing a workplace hazard by using a Job Hazard Assessment and evaluating a job to determine the direction to take…

The Business of Safety Pt. 2

The Business of Safety: How to Control Occupational Hazards In the April Newsletter, we discussed the identification of workplace hazards specific to certain jobs by using a job hazard analysis. Now that you’ve identified the hazards, you have to decide how…