Archive: February 2016

Why Is Workplace Safety Important?

Monday, February 29th, 2016 by Dave Henry

If someone were to ask you why safety is important, how would you respond? You may “know” that it’s important to keep safety in mind as we go about your daily activities, but how would you explain the reasons why this is the case?

FR Clothing – Wear it Well

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 by Michael Tesmer, CSP

When worn correctly, flame-resistant (FR) clothing can provide lifesaving protection against a variety of workplace hazards, including arc flash, flash fires and molten metal splatter.

5 Whys – Why Not Ask “How”? Why Stop at Five?

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Dave Henry

Here is an interesting article that discusses the questions we can ask when trying to find a cause/effect relationship with an existing problem and then determining the root cause for it.

Eye Protection for Infection Control

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 by Mike Maxwell

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends eye protection for a variety of potential exposure settings where workers may be at risk of acquiring infectious diseases via ocular exposure.

Get a Hand with Chemical-Reistant Gloves

Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Michael Tesmer, CSP

Did you know that knowledge is power when protecting hands from chemicals? It’s impossible to know exactly how many chemicals exist in the world, but more than 60 million are registered with Chemical Abstracts Service system.

6 Tips to Prevent Workplace Slips, Trips & Falls

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 by Dave Henry

Slips, trips & falls account for about 25% of all reported injury claims per fiscal year.

9 Ways to Involve Employees in Safety

Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Michael Puffer

Every employee should be encouraged to take ownership of their personal safety as well as the shared responsibility of the safety of others.

Watch Out! Distracted Driving

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Mike Maxwell

Distracted driving occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off your primary task: driving safely. Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of being involved in a motor vehicle crash.

Workplace Fire Prevention

Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Dave Henry

Training for how to prevent a fire is proactive and can save lives and damage to property. However training is just a start.