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Promote forklift safety with stencils: a how-to guide

Promote forklift safety with stencils: a how-to guide

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s a testament to the care and thoughtfulness with which many do their jobs that there aren’t more forklift fatalities each year—but that doesn’t mean accidents don’t happen. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), someone is killed about every three days in a forklift-related incident. To lower that figure and […]

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Safety wallet cards: a pocket reference for safe work practices

Safety wallet cards: a pocket reference for safe work practices

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

  For many industries, a small slip in safety can mean serious injury or cost. As such, it becomes important that stringent safety measures are practiced and company safety policies are followed to the letter. Employee training helps achieve that, but it’s difficult for even experts to retain all the details of safety procedures. Safety […]

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Behavior-based safety incentive programs: what works?

Behavior-based safety incentive programs: what works?

| April 15, 2013

Workers in every industry know that they need to follow certain safety guidelines and precautions. But prevention is a funny thing: When it works, it can lull us into complacency – raising the risk of accidents and injuries. Incentive programs can help keep workers focused on safety, but have themselves become a topic of debate. […]

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Step it up with safety message mats

Step it up with safety message mats

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

In high-risk work environments where a moment of absent-mindedness can cause severe injury or even death, it’s essential to use every possible opportunity to promote safe work practices. Alongside signs, safety message mats help continuously remind workers of safety procedures by taking advantage of the time they spend glancing at their feet. Safety message mats are […]

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How many safety violations can you see in this photo? #HazardSpotting

How many safety violations can you see in this photo? #HazardSpotting

| April 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

New York is a busy, bustling city, and sometimes when you stop to smell the roses, you catch sight of some disturbing thorns. One recent morning walk in my quiet residential neighborhood of Brooklyn brought me across the following perilous scene. My first thought was for my own safety; I was walking on that side […]

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Electrical safety for children and senior citizens

Electrical safety for children and senior citizens

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Nearly seven children a day are treated in emergency rooms for electric shock or burns caused by tampering with a wall outlet and one-third of people who are killed by home electrical fires are over the age of 65.” The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) will use May’s National Electrical Safety Month to increase awareness […]

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Residential fire risks: How safe are you?

Residential fire risks: How safe are you?

| April 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

For most of us, home is a place where we feel safe from many of the dangers of the world, including fire. According to a survey released in March by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPA), 65 percent of people feel safer from fire hazards at home than when in a commercial or public […]

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Leave no pet behind: tips for pet evacuation in an emergency

Leave no pet behind: tips for pet evacuation in an emergency

| March 25, 2013 | 3 Comments

We are a nation of softies – at least when it comes to our pets. Annual spending on pet products – mainly for dogs and cats – was one of the few areas in which consumer sales continued to increase while the rest of the economy went down, according to tracking by the National Retail […]

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Four common fatal accidents and simple ways to prevent them

Four common fatal accidents and simple ways to prevent them

| March 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

Each year, thousands of preventable fatal accidents and serious injuries occur. And no wonder: when it comes to safety information, it’s often hard discern between what’s really important and what’s white noise. That’s why we took a close look at safety statistics, identifying the most common fatal accidents, and by extension, the most vitally important safety […]

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