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Climbing to the Top

You go up a ladder. You go down a ladder. What’s the big deal? According to safety statistics, at least 100,000 people fall from ladders each year and injure themselves, while 300 will die in falls from ladders. Let’s look at the dangers involved with a ladder. These are based on actual incidents that have […]

Find Out Why ‘Body Breaks’ Improve Learning

Getting trainees moving during sessions increases brain function and improves learning, says one training expert. Brain research conducted in the past decade has found that moving from a sitting position to a standing position increases oxygen to the brain by 15 to 20 percent and that more oxygen in the brain means better learning. “It’s […]

Home Is Where the Falls Are

According to the National Safety Council, when it comes to off-the-job safety, falls in the home are the second leading cause of accidental death in the community, surpassed only by car crashes. Whether your employees fall and injure themselves on the job or fall and get hurt off-the job, the result is often the same—lost […]

Celebrate Diversity!

January 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which makes it a great time to celebrate diversity in your workplace. For safety’s sake, you need your employees to learn to respect each other’s differences so they can understand each other, communicate effectively, and work together safely. Discuss all the ways employees can be diverse. For […]

Untrue Blood: Scientists Look for Blood Substitute

Imagine that a worker is badly injured on the job and is bleeding heavily. When taken to the hospital, the employee is pumped full of blood. Only it isn’t real blood; it’s an artificial substitute. Currently, this scenario is more science fiction than science. But the possibility of someday being able to manufacture artificial blood […]

Lives Depend on Confined Space Attendants’ Decisions

Yesterday, we discussed three key confined space attendant duties—keeping track of entrants, communicating with entrants, and monitoring the space. Today, we continue with three additional responsibilities—keeping out unauthorized personnel, evacuating entrants, and nonentry rescue. An attendant must be on duty at all times while entrants are inside a confined space. Attendants can never leave their […]

Training Drivers of Every Age to Drive Safely

To help recognize Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, today’s Advisor gives you training tips for keeping older drivers safe in your workplace. The days of retiring at age 62 or so are over for many. Instead of playing golf and gardening, a significant number of older Americans are still at work. For example, the rates […]

Winter Wellness

Spring doesn’t officially begin for about 3 more weeks, but encourage your workers not to wait for spring weather to engage in outdoor activities to stay fit. Remind employees that even though it may still be winter outside they still need to get outside for fresh air and enough daily sunlight for vitamin D absorption […]

Extreme Driving!

Extreme sports are all the rage these days, and perhaps some of your workers are developing their adventurous sides outside of the workplace. However, getting caught on the road in the middle of an earthquake may be an adventure in extreme driving that they weren’t looking for! Help your employees deal with these rare, yet […]

Week in Review, April 8, 2011

Note to Readers: This newsletter appears daily, but we know some don’t always have the time to read it everyday. For your convenience, here’s a re-publication of what we covered this past week. Daily, weekly, or anything in between, we’re pleased to keep you informed with the latest tips, news and advice on the profession. […]