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COVID-19 Terms: Safety Topics - March 2020 - Week 5
Ever since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak began, new terms are constantly used by the media and health professionals when trying to communicate information to the general public. The technical name for this virus is SARS-CoV-2 and the respiratory disease it causes is coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. It is easy to hear an unfamiliar term and misunderstand its meaning so this week we will discuss the most commonly used terms, what they mean, and how you can better understand the situation in your area based on the terms used.
Spring Safety: Weekly Safety Topics - March 2020 - Week 2
Spring time is almost here which means sunshine and warmer temperatures. However, along with all the fun, spring brings in its own share of hazards. Spring is a great for time outdoors and getting active but taking an extra minute to consider safety can prevent accidents and injury. This week we will discuss common spring time activities, safety hazards and preventative measures.
Cell Phone Safety: Weekly Safety Topics - February 2020 - Week 4
Cell phones are critical tools that allow employees to communicate and share digital information. However, cell phones are also a source of distraction that can create potential hazards within the workplace. This week we will discuss how inappropriate cell phone usage can create or increase hazards and ways to responsibly manage cell phone usage to improve workplace safety.
Visitor Safety: Weekly Safety Topics - February 2020 - Week 3
Visitor safety involves not only protecting visitors but also maintaining security throughout the workplace. There are certain steps you must take before and during a visit to ensure safety is achieved. This week we will discuss best practice for facility visitors, ways to enhance the visitor’s experience, and provide some questions to consider regarding your facility’s emergency action plan.
Influenza Season: Safety Topics - February 2020 - Week 2
It’s that time of year again, sniffles, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing. Sometimes, those sniffles can take a turn for the worst and become the dreaded influenza virus. According to the Center for Disease Control, the United States had more than 15 million cases of the flu in 2019 alone! It’s easy to underestimate the dangers of the flu virus because it is so common. However, the flu can lead to hospitalization and in some cases, death. This week we will get a better understanding of what the influenza virus is, different types of the virus, how to prevent it, and what to do if you get sick.
First Aid and Wound Care: Safety Topics - January 2020 - Week 2
Many times, the smallest things can have serious impacts on our health. Something as simple as a cut, scrape, abrasion, or puncture has the potential to let in germs and lead to infection. If left untreated, infections can spread to other parts of the body and cause complications. This week we will provide you with tips on caring for your wounds, how you can decrease the chance of an infection, and what to do if a wound becomes infected.
Holiday Safety: Safety Topics - December 2019 - Week 4
Winter holidays are right around the corner which means a nice break with friends and family is coming up! However, with the holidays come stress, distractions, and safety concerns. During the holidays, we are distracted more than usual with festive activities such as planning dinners, purchasing gifts, hosting out-of-town family, and holiday road trips. With that being said, the holidays also can bring on additional stress that pose health and safety risks as well. This week we will give some pointers on how to manage holiday stress and will remind everyone about decoration and ladder safety tips. We will also discuss how to prepare for wintry driving conditions and parking lot safety while traveling or shopping.
Have a Happy - and Safe - Thanksgiving!
Every year, people throughout the United States spend quality time with family and friends they are most thankful for. However, with all the fun and festivities come serious dangers. From cooking fires to road trips, Thanksgiving dangers are sometimes forgotten during the holiday chaos. Let’s keep our safety something we’re thankful for during this holiday season by keeping safety on our minds.
Sleep Deprivation: Tiredness vs. Fatigue: Safety Topics - November 2019 - Week 3
Sleep is necessary for your body and mind to recover so you can tackle each day at your full potential. Too little sleep puts you at risk for accidents and careless mistakes on the job and at home. This week we will discuss the adverse effects of fatigue and mitigating fatigue in the workplace, as well as identifying and managing it the second it hits.
Is Air Quality Affecting Your Health?
Climate change is a hot topic these days and for good reason. There is a direct correlation between our personal health and environmental health. As more rural areas shift towards urbanization, the negative effects of air pollution are apparent. Find out how to determine if the indoor air quality at your workplace is a problem.
Safe Handling and Lifting: Safety Topics - November 2019 - Week 1
Lifting and carrying are jobs that require special care and training to prevent back injuries. Whether lifting at home or on the job, make an effort to do it safely. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that back injuries account for nearly 20% of all workplace related injuries. In fact, back injuries are the second most common injuries here at EnPro. A back injury can leave you with chronic pain and hefty medical bill, so it’s important to practice safe material handling. This week, we will discuss proper lifting techniques, awkward postures, proper housekeeping, high-frequency and long-duration labor, and quick and easy warm ups you can do to get you ready for the workday.
Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is a fun night for people of all ages. Decorations, costumes, and candy…what’s not to love? Maybe it’s the car wrecks and house fires! Halloween may have unique safety concerns, but unique does not mean unpreventable. Let’s keep our friends and family safe this Halloween by driving, decorating, and celebrating safely.