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Suspicious Workers Compensation Claims

August 20, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Suspicious Workers Compensation Claims

    In today’s economy, some employees may feel compelled to turn in fraudulent workers compensation claims.  In some cases there may exist an economic incentive for employees to try to get their non-work injury covered by workers compensation insurance.  For example, if an employer does not offer health insurance benefits, the employee may feel that […]

Motivating Todays Employees

August 13, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Motivating Todays Employees

  Early in my safety career, if an employer needed to provide hearing protection to their employees they would buy just one type of ear plug and make everyone wear them.   Back in those days, industry was fond of hiring executives and managers who had a military background.   Because of that, in the 1960′ and […]

3 Things You Should Never Force Employees To Do

August 6, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
3 Things You Should Never Force Employees To Do

    There are three things that an employer should never “force” an employee to do… “Work at heights”  –  Some employees are afraid of heights .  This is called acrophobia.  An employee with this disorder may fear being on a ladder, scaffold or even working near the edge of a mezzanine.  Symptoms include shaking, sweating, […]

Free Workplace Violence Infographic

July 30, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Free Workplace Violence Infographic

  Workplace Violence . Our friends at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) have done it again!  They’ve produced a free, downloadable infographic on violence in the workplace. It covers both the cause and prevention of this growing cause of work related injuries and death. Below is a small reproduction of this excellent poster.   Click here to access […]

14 Heat Stress Tips

July 23, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
14 Heat Stress Tips

    I’ve worked at factories that had extremely hot operations!   Under normal operating conditions, the temperatures on the work floor would exceed 100 degrees.  You add to that a mid-summer heat wave, and you have a dangerous combination. Here are 14 proven methods you might want to use to help your workers stay cool […]

How to Handle Excessive Heat Exposure at Work

July 16, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
How to Handle Excessive Heat Exposure at Work

    While working in extreme temperatures, a buddy system should be used. Look out for one another and be alert for the symptoms of heat stress. Inexperienced workers may need special attention as they may continue to work beyond the point at which signs of heat strain appear. People are generally unable to notice […]

Reduce Heat Stress with Fans

July 9, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Reduce Heat Stress with Fans

  An effective method of cooling workers is to use a fan to increase air movement on, and around, the worker.  Fans increase the evaporative cooling effect on workers’ skin, and they help to remove the heat produced by production processes and machinery. Some employers allow employees to bring in their own little, consumer type fans from […]

101 Free Heat Stress Resources

July 2, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
101 Free Heat Stress Resources

       Heat Stress Resources   Below are links to our favorite free on-line heat stress resources (posters, bulletins, videos, alerts, Power Points, apps).  You may want to incorporate some of these valuable heat stress resources into your employee heat stress prevention program.      It’s HOT out there!      OSHA’s heat safety app (Android, […]

CPSC Study on Fireworks Safety

June 25, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
CPSC Study on Fireworks Safety

    A special study conducted by CPSC staff found that 65 percent of all fireworks injuries in 2012 were sustained during the 30 days surrounding the Independence Day holiday.  More than half of these injuries were the result of unexpected ignition of the device or consumers not using fireworks as intended.  Fireworks injuries most often resulted […]

6 New Uses For High Visibility Vests

June 18, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
6 New Uses For High Visibility Vests

    Those bright yellow and orange high visibility vests aren’t just for roadway construction crews any more.  I’m seeing them worn all over the place in business and industry these days.  Employers have discovered that in certain high hazard work areas, it’s a good idea to have employees wear high visibility vests to provide an extra measure of […]

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