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Influenza Season: Safety Briefing - November 19, 2021
It’s that time of year again- sniffling, sneezing, coughing, and wheezing. Sometimes those sniffles can take a turn for the worst and become the dreaded flu virus. This week we will get a better understanding of what the flu virus is, discuss the different types of flu viruses, as well as share prevention tips on what you can do if you get sick.
Powered Industrial Truck Safety: Safety Briefing - November 12, 2021
Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) including forklifts and other powered material handling vehicles are extremely common in the workplace. In fact, they are so common that they often get taken for granted. However, when not handled properly these powerful machines can cause major damage to workers and the workplace. This week, we will cover the basics of powered industrial truck safety.
Ergonomics: Safety Briefing - November 5, 2021
Workplace injuries related to ergonomics which lead to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) are among the most frequently reported cause of lost or restricted work time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, MSD cases account for 1/3 of all worker injury cases in the US. More importantly, MSDs caused by workplace ergonomic issues can severely impact a worker’s quality of life. This week we will look at what MSDs are, ergonomic risk factors, personal risk factors, and controlling these risk factors to keep employees safe.
Halloween Safety: Safety Briefing - October 29, 2021
Halloween is an exciting time of the year, full of festivities and fun! In addition to the continuing COVID-19 concerns and precautions, Halloween activities typically bring along the same hazards year after year. This week we will discuss some of those hazards and ways to avoid them so you and your loved ones can have a safe and happy Halloween.
Safety Action Teams: Safety Briefing - September 17, 2021- Week 38
Safety teams or committees may have many different names for many different organizations but the overall idea is similar. For this week’s training, we will refer to them as safety action teams. Having a group of dedicated individuals throughout your company that are focused on injury prevention can have a tremendous positive impact on your efforts to make your workplace safer.
First Aid & Wound Care: Safety Briefing - August 27, 2021
Many times, the smallest first aid incidents 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 infection, and what to do if a wound becomes infected.
Material Storage Safety: Safety Briefing - August 13, 2021 - Week 33
After last week's discussion on storage safety in the office setting, this week we're diving a little deeper into storage safety practices for the industrial setting. Even the best of the best Tetris masters are often challenged when it comes to not only finding room to store objects of many shapes and sizes but doing so in a safe manner. This week we will share some safety tips and best practices for storing materials in your workplace.