Just because low back pain is a leading cause of disability and lost work time doesn’t mean you and your employer have to be among the sufferers. There are a number of ways to prevent the occurrence of this common and costly complaint.
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 […]
As safety firsts go, this is hardly one to brag about…It turns out Steady Eddy, my quintessential pilot, may actually be Sleepy Eddy.
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 […]
Healthcare is a rapidly growing industry, and its jobs are among the most risky in the nation. A tradition of caring and giving patient safety top priority has placed healthcare workers at a disadvantage in terms of protecting their own health and well-being.
My responsibilities as an EHS consultant with UL include sharing workplace safety trends with our staff and clients.
We all know there is a significant problem with respect to work-related injuries and illnesses among healthcare workers.
I am writing this blog while cruising at 39,000 feet traveling for ASSE’s SeminarFest.
Each year brings major news stories that illustrate the terrible consequences of inadequate safety, risk management and governance practices. 2012 is proving to be no different with a cruise ship catastrophe, mere weeks into the year. As of this writing – there are 11 people confirmed dead and 21 missing; and criticism has been rampant […]
I’m frequently asked my opinion about the most effective training format. Browsing through LinkedIn safety posts, I came across an interesting conversation where a safety manager was inquiring about the best way to conduct new hire orientation. This person was considering computer-based methods as an alternative to instructor-led training.