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Dealing With Stress at Work

By on Sep 16, 2017 in Workplace Safety |

Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed at your job? You’re not alone. In 2014, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in partnership with National Public Radio and the Robert Timber Johnson Foundation, conducted a survey on occupational stress. This study found that one in five employees reported high levels of workplace stress in the past year. 37% reported...

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Grappling With Occupational Skin Disorders

By on Aug 25, 2017 in Workplace Safety |

While evaluating injury and diseases that affected previously healthy members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, something surprising was discovered… …Skin disorders were one of the most common job-related conditions that military personnel were receiving treatment… Chris Rennix who is the head of the EpiData Center at the Navy and Marine Corps Public...

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Workplace Injuries Rise When Companies Under Financial Pressure

By on Aug 7, 2017 in Workplace Safety |

* At a steel mill located in Seguin, Texas, a worker suffered burns to an area greater than 60% of his body after molten steel splashed onto him. He tragically died in a hospital three days after the accident. * A 21-years old plastics worker was hospitalized for severe burns to his hand. He eventually had four fingers removed after he had an injury on his first day...

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Ten of the Most Common Safety Violations

By on Jul 21, 2017 in Workplace Safety |

Although OSHA releases their top 10 most mentioned workplace safety incidents yearly, they don’t change significantly with each new list. If you take note of the workplace statistics, you may feel a little overwhelmed at the information. Taking a firm but simple approach to workplace safety is best and recommended by the deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of...

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Workplace Safety Principles You Can Count On

By on Jul 17, 2017 in Workplace Safety |

As a leading manufacturer Boeing offers a great example of putting workplace safety into practice. And Boeing has come a long way from the early days of ergonomics. Boeing has a security vision that is rooted in their company culture. The company has core beliefs for their product safety and security. Boeing has an office safety initiative, “Go for no– One day at a...

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What to Know About Safety & Legalized Pot

By on Jul 11, 2017 in Workplace Safety |

Because cannabis legalization is expanding across the United States, many companies are concerned about how to go about drug testing their employees. They are also quite concerned about workplace safety. (As you may know, cannabis or “pot” is legal in some form or another in 28 states as well as our capital, Washington DC.) Each state’s laws regarding marijuana...

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