Workplace Safety

A Few Simple Steps to Manage Worker Stress

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on A Few Simple Steps to Manage Worker Stress

Stress is present in nearly all workplaces. Short-term stress is easily caused by high-pressure due dates, heavy overtime burdens, and the like. The challenge is that short-term stress can quickly turn into long-term occupational stress. This kind of stress creates lasting damage that’s both physical and mental. For many, dealing with this sort of long-term work stress results in turning to cigarettes, eating too much, alcoholism, and drug abuse. Such things have dire consequences for long-term health and happiness. While it might be difficult to avoid workplace stress entirely,...

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Power Naps and Meals Don’t Always Help Shift Workers Make it Through The Night

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Power Naps and Meals Don’t Always Help Shift Workers Make it Through The Night

If you’ve ever worked a job which involves night shifts, you’ll be all too familiar with the havoc it can wreak on your body. Human beings are ultimately incredibly intelligent and complicated animals – animals who are supposed to hunt during the day and sleep at night. As a result, our body clock is adapted to work with the sun, causing us to feel awake and alert during the day and tired and sleepy at night. It’s simple biology. However, in the 24-hour world we consistently find ourselves in, more and more workers are being forced to fight their instincts and work...

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Managing Heat Stress in the Workplace

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Managing Heat Stress in the Workplace

Heat exhaustion and heat stress are very real concerns for people who work in hot climates, especially if their workplaces don’t come equipped with air conditioning, like if they work outside. Heat stress in the workplace can be a problem for many US workers, especially if they live in a cold area which is unequipped for heat and then a heatwave strikes out of nowhere! Here we offer you some tips for managing heat stress in the workplace. Act quickly If you suspect that you may be undergoing heat stroke or heat exhaustion, you should initially tell someone and seek medical aid if...

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Limit Fatigue to Keep Workers Safe

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Limit Fatigue to Keep Workers Safe

Although the US is known for its romanticized “workaholic” culture, more and more workers are finding themselves becoming ill and fatigued as the demands of their working lives and personal lives make it difficult for them to cope. Fatigue itself has become a big issue in workforces as of late, with the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine defining fatigue as the body’s response to sleep deprivation or lengthy mental or physical hard work. What causes fatigue in workers? Although some causes of fatigue are out of employers’ control, many factors...

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Top 5 Health and Safety Steps to Protect Younger Workers

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Health and Safety Steps to Protect Younger Workers

A total of 30 young workers aged 15-24 died as a result of work-related accidents between 2012 and 2016, and the numbers are yet to drop. Inexperience is often blamed for this, with younger workers simply having less experience in dealing with workplace hazards. As a result, here we offer you 5 tips for protecting your younger workers from hazards. 1. Assess the risk of violence in the workplace It is essential to have policies and programs in place for violence and similar forms of harassment. This is pretty basic and common sense stuff, stating that employees should immediately report any...

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Big Risks Impacting Workplaces in Late 2018

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Big Risks Impacting Workplaces in Late 2018

As times and technologies progress, there are more and more risks presenting themselves for US employers in 2018, as well as employers around the globe. Workplace safety is, of course, a never-ending concern, although phenomena such as data security and the upcoming mid-term elections are also of great concern too. Corporate accountability for data breaches With regulations such as GDPR now being enacted in the European Union, companies all over the globe are being forced to respond and up their game in terms of data protection and security. Hackers and becoming more and more prevalent, and...

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