Hospitals had the highest number of injuries and illnesses of any industry at 258,000 in 2010. These are facilities that we expect to be among the safest, yet they are the most dangerous. What causes this? From my observations it comes down to short-staffing and lack of time.
Whether we’re sitting at a desk, working in a factory, driving trucks or even flying airplanes, fatigue can sneak up on us. And fatigue can lead to error. But it’s important to remember that fatigue can be managed. Getting satisfactory sleep and trying to build a routine in your day-to-day activities is the best way […]
This week’s Daytona 500 race was full of excitement (wrecks, explosions with lots of fire). First, the race was delayed until Monday for the first time in 54 years due to excessive rain. Then, on Lap 2, Jimmy Johnson and Danica Patrick were taken out due to a clipping from another racer. It’s amazing that […]
Attending the ASSE national conference this week opened my eyes to new and innovative ideas coming out in the fields of safety and health. Walking and looking around the expo floor showed a plethora of new safety equipment and techniques to help employees work in safer environments.