Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

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Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Because so many fall-related injuries and deaths occur off the job, consider discussing non-work-related trip and fall hazards with your staff.

Although we’ve seen it in the cartoons and in the movies a million times, not many people actually slip on banana peels. And while the results may produce a few chuckles in the theater, falls are nothing to laugh at. In fact, Continue reading “Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls”

CA State Labor Law Poster Requirements

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The California State and Federal All in one workplace poster includes all laws required to be displayed in the workplace by the California Department of Industrial Relations. In order for your business to be in labor law compliance, both federal and state laws must be posted in a conspicuous location at every workplace.

Note: If your company has more than one building and ALL the employees use a common area (e.g. a time clock area/lunch/break room), you only need to post in that room of that building. If ALL the employees do not share a common area, you MUST have the posters in each corresponding building. 


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Puppies reduce Stress!

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Okay, okay, we can’t give puppies all the credit here. It’s actually baby animals in general! A  research study has proven that looking at pictures of baby animals, largely puppies and kittens, has dramatic effects on an individual.

These effects include: improved mood, concentration, attention to detail, increased compassion, lower blood pressure, and the biggest effect is REDUCING STRESS. In today’s world, where stress is linked to the six leading causes of death, we need to be proactive in managing it.

The American Psychological Association states initial signs of chronic stress may include feeling “fatigued, unable to concentrate or irritable for no good reason”.

How does this relate to the workplace and safety?

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Drug Testing in the Workplace

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Studies suggest that substance abuse—which includes drugs and alcohol—costs the United States an estimated $276 billion a year, with much of the cost resulting from lost productivity and increased healthcare spending.

Choose drug testing to help eliminate unnecessary risks. The proof is in the numbers:

  • 9.1 percent full-time and 13.7 percent part-time employees aged 18 or older reported illicit drug use within the past month.
  • Employees who use drugs are 2.5 times more likely than other non-abusing co-workers to be absent for 8 or more days.
  • Drug abusers are 3.6 times more likely to be involved in an accident at work and 5 times more likely to file a workers’ compensation claim.
  • 44 percent of abusers have sold drugs to other employees.
  • 18 percent have stolen from co-workers to support their habit.

Benefits of drug testing

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Employer Responsibilities – Accident Investigations

 

Topic: Accident Investigation Forms
Importance: Requirement

The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 requires certain employers to prepare and maintain records of work related injuries and illnesses. In fulfillment of this requirement, Continue reading “Employer Responsibilities – Accident Investigations”

2018 Labor Law Posters are in!

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About California Labor Law Poster

Labor law posters – the way your business can stay in legal compliance. This task is made simple by using the California State and Federal Complete Poster by LaborLawCenter™.

By choosing this all-in-one state and federal labor law poster and placing it in a visible location for your employees to see, you are taking the necessary steps to satisfy your company’s employment workplace posting requirement.

Unfortunately, by failing to hang the proper state and federal workplace postings – Continue reading “2018 Labor Law Posters are in!”

Fire Safety.

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Don’t wait till you smell smoke to ask, what should I do in the event of a fire?

Fire Safety is an important part of being prepared. It’s not enough to know where the exits are, what items to grab on the way out, or when and how to help others. Fire preparedness includes preemptive measures as well!

Some preliminary questions to consider are:

Do you have a fire alarm?How would employee communication work in the event of an emergency? Where is the safety rendezvous point?  Continue reading “Fire Safety.”

Active Shooter Training ~ Praying for Sutherland Springs, Texas

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Texas is in mourning as another active shooter situation takes 26 lives, injures 20 others, and scars many more as they worshiped in Church service. The ages of the deceased ranges from 5 years old, to 72.

Devastation 

While no link has been found to any terrorist groups, the gunman, now deceased, inspired terror into the heart of Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Are you ready for an active shooter situation? Do you know what to do when the gunman brandishes his weapon, or the first shots ring out?

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Tips for Staying Safe in a Motor Vehicle Terrorist Attack

A moment of silence and prayer for the innocents of New York City.
You’re in our thoughts and our hearts. 

The rash of attacks has left many Americans uneasy, making them wonder what they might be able to do, in the event of a similar attack, if a large vehicle starts barreling down a crowded sidewalk.

Be aware of what is going on around you

I’m no better than anyone else, and when I’m walking down the sidewalk I get sucked into my smartphone, either checking text messages or my friends social media posts on Facebook and Twitter, or occasionally I’ll put my headphones in to listen to a podcast or some of my favorite songs. Continue reading “Tips for Staying Safe in a Motor Vehicle Terrorist Attack”