Archives for August 2014

Restaurant kitchen safety: Your health and safety plan

Over 12,000 burn injuries are suffered each year in restaurant kitchens in the United States, more than any other job sector. It’s not just the cook who gets burned. On the list are also wait staff, kitchen workers and food handlers. Not surprisingly, one of the groups that had the highest number of injuries were […]

Building Trust in Your Coaching Relationships

A big part of your safety management plan should include coaching, and a coaching relationship must be based on trust. Knowing you can count on someone is a large part of what trusting that person is about. If people see us as providing good information, making reasonable judgments, meeting our commitments to them, and maintaining confidentiality, […]

I Hear Your Pain

Workplace noise isn’t just annoying. Thousands of workers suffer permanent impairment of their hearing every year. In 2009 alone, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more than twenty thousand cases of hearing loss. And much of it is preventable. Changes on the factory or warehouse floor and on construction sites can have a major impact […]

It All Starts With the Chair

Millions of workers spend their day sitting in a chair, staring at a computer screen. If your chair and workstation are set up incorrectly and if you have bad posture, according to most health and safety consultants you are in danger of major health problems down the road. A good chair is the best start […]

Protected: “Setting the Pace” for Your Safety Management Plan

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