Safety Talk & Tips

Safety Pop Quiz #3

What category do the below items fall into?

Transportation Accident 
Workplace Aggression / Shooting
Slips and Falls
Exposure to Substances
Fire / Explosion

A. Phrases trademarked by OSHA to make safety sound cool.
B. Top 5 leading causes of death in the workplace.
C. Top 5 reasons to not leave the house.
D. Areas of employee training required by OSHA.
E. Both A and C.
F. Both B and D.



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Last day to submit your answer is September 30th, 2018

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
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International Day of Mourning

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Remembering those who lost their life through a workplace incident or occupational disease.

On 28 April each year, countries around the world pause to commemorate workers who have died as a result of a workplace incident or occupational disease.

We encourage employers and workers across the state to take time on the International Day of Mourning to think about the significance of work health and safety and how workplace incidents can affect those around them.

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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