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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Accident Investigation & Prevention

Sometimes we wait too long to fix a potential problem. Most of the time it’s after an accident has already happened.
We think to ourselves “gosh, I knew I should’ve done something sooner.”

Now your employee and their family is hurt, your company takes a hit, an accident investigation takes place, and you’re left to pick up the pieces.

 

The frustrating part is we see it; the problem. We ignore it too.
It would take too much time to fix, or too much money,
or my employees wont be happy with the change
Continue reading “Accident Investigation & Prevention”

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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OSHA Employee Fall Hazard Penalty

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On February 27th, 2018 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited L.I. Aluminum Design Inc., a Naples-based patio and pool enclosure manufacturer and installer, for failing to protect employees from fall hazards.

Fall outcome? Fatality
OSHA Proposed penalties Continue reading “OSHA Employee Fall Hazard Penalty”

Accident Investigation & Prevention

Sometimes we wait too long to fix a potential problem. Most of the time it’s after an accident has already happened.
We think to ourselves “gosh, I knew I should’ve done something sooner.”

Now your employee and their family is hurt, your company takes a hit, an accident investigation takes place, and you’re left to pick up the pieces.

The frustrating part is we see it; the problem. We ignore it too.
It would take too much time to fix, or too much money,
or my employees wont be happy with the change
Continue reading “Accident Investigation & Prevention”

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!”

Making Safety Fun

Safety is one of those topics that may get a few eye-rolls, or heavy sighs, when mentioned. People think words like “mundane”, “boring”, “waste of time”.

Despite knowing the opposite is true, this mindset seems to prevail.
Unless, Mark of HSWT is your Safety Guy.

HSWT believes in safety, and in fun; because generally speaking, Continue reading “Making Safety Fun”

New Year, New Goals

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The new year is right around the corner, and along with the coming of January One we also begin to hear talk of resolutions. The term resolution simple refers to a decision to act, or not to (which is also an action).

2018 is a big year for you, and your business; 2018 is a year chock-full of opportunities just waiting. Have Safety Will Travel can get you prepared so you don’t have to miss them; we can manage the paperwork and the training, while you go out a tackle new business and new horizons.

HSWT will take care of your: Continue reading “New Year, New Goals”

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.”