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Workstation Ergonomic Solutions

How can employees be sure they are implementing the right solution the first time?

“A simple, systematic process can be used to find the best solution for addressing stressors found in the office work station,” said David Brodie, Director of Training and Education at Ergonomics Center of North Carolina.  Brodie outlines two areas where employers can cut costs and obtain the correct safety solution the first time around.

Summer Hazards

Though warm summer months usually lead to thoughts of merriment and outdoor activity, employees who work outdoors must be well informed about possible injuries and illnesses related to outdoor exposure.  The risks of Heat-Related Illnesses, Lightning Strikes, and Insect-Borne Diseases such as Lyme Disease and the West Nile Virus all reach their peak during the summer. 

Safety Smart - Fighting Fatigue in the Workplace

At 4:00 a.m. on a frigid February morning, county employee Jim rolled out of bed got into his snowplow, and down the county roads in Eastern Montana.  As is often the case with snowplow drivers, winter days begin early and end late.

Slips, Trips & Falls

Slips:  Loss of balance caused by too little friction between your feet and the walking surface.  Trips:  Loss of balance caused by interference between your forward motion and some object.  Falls:  Are caused whenever you move too far off your center of  balance.

Time-out Communication

Safety Tips for Women, from a Female Police Officer

It is always good to have a reminder from a woman who works in a police department.  I have to share some things I have learned in my job with you.

Safe Welding & Cutting Operations

Welding and cutting operations can pose significant hazards.  The hazards of welding are summed up in three key areas: fires, fumes and your face.

Welding Safety Checklist

Hazards, factors to consider, and precautionary summaries regarding welding safety.

Law Enforcement - Stress Issues

In law enforcement, as well as related emergency services and corrections, all too often officers have never seriously talked about stresses of the Job before, or consider it a problem only of the “weak.”

Supervisor's Accident Investigation

When an accident occurs it is an indication that something has gone wrong. Accidents do not just happen, they are caused.