National Safety Council'

According to the National Safety Council’s research, “A person who loses two hours of sleep from a normal eight-hour sleep schedule may be as impaired as someone who has consumed up to three beers. An estimated 13 percent of workplace injuries could be attributed to fatigue, and 21 percent of all fatal car crashes – 6,400 deaths each…

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Seven QUICK Tips for Team Success

Success in any organization today rests heavily upon how well we perform as a team. Unfortunately, effective teams never just happen; they have to be built. 1. Vision and Directional Focus Actively engage teammates in a discussion about the future and overall direction in general, and add this to your own quiet reflections about what…

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How Old Are Your Ears? Are You Losing Your Hearing OUTSIDE of Work?

Loud Noise Can Cause Hearing Loss Quickly or Over Time Noise can be found everywhere – restaurants, music and sporting venues, movie theaters, hospitals, and schools. Hearing loss can result from a single loud sound (like firecrackers) near your ear. Or, more often, hearing loss can result over time from damage caused by repeated exposures…

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Young worker's safety standards by OSHA - by Dr. Isabel Perry, 21stCentury Safety.

Every 9 Minutes, a US teen is injured on the job. Workers <25 years old are twice as likely to go to the emergency room than those >25 years old. 335 young workers were killed on the job last year. Young workers can be an asset to your workforce. However, it may be their first…

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Test your Safety Savvy - by Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

When we communicate with others, it is important that we are using the same verbiage with the same definitions. Clarity is critical. Look through the list to ensure you are current with commonly used safety terms. Close Call/Near Miss: An incident that could have, but did not, result in death, injury, or illness. They signal that…

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worker participation for safety - by Dr.Isabel Perry, 21stCenturySafety

Any safety and health program needs the meaningful participation of workers and their representatives. Workers have much to gain from a successful program and the most to lose if the program fails. They also often know the most about potential hazards associated with their jobs. Successful programs tap into this knowledge base. Worker participation means…

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