It’s hard to imagine a seemingly passive elderly relative assaulting a well-meaning caregiver, but it’s actually a relatively common occurrence.
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Lift platforms, sometimes called safety platforms, are essentially work platforms attached to a forklift and used to raise personnel. Think of them as a poor man’s aerial lift. Such platforms range from commercially produced to homemade models that wouldn’t even pass for a good deer stand.
The much anticipated GHS Standard (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals) expected to be released in February has been delayed again.
My responsibilities here at UL include contributing content and opinions to various media outlets. This often takes me into the world of listening to and engaging in conversation using social media.
“Thanksgiving is this week?”, was my response when my wife told me that we will be going over to my sister’s house this weekend. It is the one time of year that I get to eat turkey and it not be part of a sandwich.
When I was picking up a rental car the other day, the clerk noticed on my form that I work for PureSafety. “I’m obsessive-compulsive when it comes to wearing my seatbelt,” he said. “I even wear it when I am sitting in a parked car…I suppose you care about that sort of thing.”
Tomorrow marks the end of NFPA’s National Fire Prevention Week. Fire prevention week is about educating the general public about fire prevention and what can be done in the home. The fact that NFPA chose this time of the year for fire prevention week is no mistake; this is the time of the year when […]
Colorado is the only state that still requires physicians to use the out-dated, third edition of the AMA’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, published in 1990. The most recent, sixth edition of the Guides, was published in 2008. The Guides instruct physicians how to assign percentage ratings of impairment, which is defined as […]
An affinity for acronyms may not be a prerequisite for a career as a safety and health professional — but it helps. Our day-to-day responsibilities require us to know dozens of abbreviations. And though we share the same fundamental mission — keeping employees safe, healthy and on the job — we use a surprising range […]