Peek-a-boo may be one of the first games your workers remember playing as a child, which is a good thing, because we all need to get the picture regarding the critical importance of eye safety. The National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) devotes many resources to teaching children the importance of protecting their eyes."See All You Can See" is their website (http://isee.nei.nih.gov/) that gathers many…Continue
Posted on August 10, 2011 at 12:30pm
Thunder and lightning storms are such a common weather conditions during the summer months that people often ignore the risks. But according to the National Weather Service, lighting is nothing to fool around with. It kills over 50 people in the United States every year, and starts countless wildfires, which often threaten lives and property. Lightning also injures many people and causes power outages and other damage.
The National Weather Service says that there are…Continue
Posted on July 27, 2011 at 8:30am
Prepatellar bursitis, a painful swelling of the fluid sack over the kneecap, is a common work-related injury, especially among those who spend prolonged periods kneeling, squatting, crouching, or working on hands and knees. Often known as miner's knee—or the old "housemaid's knee"—general symptoms of these knee injuries include pain, swelling, warmth in the knee joint, and difficulty bending the knee.
Here are some suggestions from a NIOSH…Continue
Posted on July 20, 2011 at 8:30am
NIOSH, which has studied shiftwork safety issues for years, suggests these seven practical strategies to improve the safety, health, and productivity of shiftworkers.
1. Keep the schedule regular and predictable. Shiftworkers should know their schedules well ahead of time so that they can plan their sleep and rest periods. Past studies of train accidents show a correlation between irregular schedules and accidents.
2. Keep consecutive…Continue
Posted on July 13, 2011 at 8:30am
Wearing the Right Shoes for the Job -
Having the right footwear for the job you do is critical to your safety and the prevention of injuries. Think of yourself as an athlete who needs specialty footwear for your sport. Your tennis shoes may be comfortable, make you run faster and jump higher, but they may not be appropriate for your work environment. Would you play basketball with golf shoes on, use swim fins to run the hundred yard dash, or wear sandals to go skiing?…Continue
Posted on July 6, 2011 at 8:30am