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July 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Safer by FARR: Thunder & Lightening Storms

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…

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Added by Sal Campos on July 27, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Membership and participation

I just joined several groups on safetycommunity.com and I don't see any fresh material, why? These sections should serve as great resources and nobody seems to be taking advantage of a good thing,

What's it take to get some action?

 

Regards,

Jerry Culbert CSM, CEM, CBCP

ARS & Associates, LLC

978 790-5677

Added by Jerry Culbert on July 21, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Safer by FARR: Are Your Workers Begging for Knee Injury Prevention?

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.



PREVENTION

Here are some suggestions from a NIOSH…

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Added by Sal Campos on July 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

California Skylights

Skylights are not new nor are the dangers associated with them. Skylights were first conceived by the VELUX founder, Mr. Villum Kann Rasmussen and became increasingly popular in the wake of WWII. (TheBestSkylights.com)  With Europe in ruins, and struggling with shortages in viable commercial and residential space, Mr. Rasmussen's 1942 patented skylights became the perfect…

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Added by Jack Guimon on July 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

SafetySkills™ Can Make You the Superhero of Safety Training for your Company

Imagine that you are an employee scheduled for a safety training class. You walk into the room and grab a seat towards the back. The safety instructor begins to drone on about the importance of safety procedures. The guys behind you are talking and you can’t hear what the instructor is saying. You start to wonder,…

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Added by SafetySkills on July 13, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Safer by FARR: 7 Practical Strategies for Fighting Shiftwork Fatigue

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…

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Added by Sal Campos on July 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

When it Comes to Safety, Who Really Wins?

     In an article entitled “OSHA’s win is safety’s loss”, author and NRCA executive vice president Bill Good feels as though the new OSHA residential safety directive will cause more problems for the contractors and have a negative impact on the workers that are supposed to benefit from this change.

 

     He has met with numerous residential contractors and says that only a few of them actually use guardrails. In fact, many he claims have never even used a safety net. He then…

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Added by HUGSAFETY on July 8, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

SafetySkills™ Partnership Opportunities Available



SafetySkills™ is the leader in online safety training. Are you interested in the piece of the action? We are offering a wide variety of partnership opportunities. Your company can start off with a simple banner placement or dive deep into a customized landing page hosting option. With our customized online…

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Added by SafetySkills on July 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Safer by FARR: Footwear for the Occupational Athlete

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?…

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Added by Sal Campos on July 6, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Safety incentives

We have lots of easy to use safety recognition ideas. Please feel free to contact me. 708-478-8222 X225. Linda

www.LinJenSafety.com

Added by Linda Heyse-Highland on July 5, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Safety Incentives

 

What are some safety games and incentives that have made major impact in reducing safety accidents?  In a high risk store, we don't have a lot of time for labor intensive games such as Bingo that requires daily maintenance.

 

 

Added by Sandra Duncan on July 4, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments

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