Retail Safety

Working retail has some obvious hazards. There is the stress in pulling out two dozen shoes trying to find a style that suits a nervous girl going to her first prom. Or trying to calm a 40-something, overweight executive who insists that all the trousers are marked two sizes smaller than they should be. Physical […]

Step Up to Safety

If you take a tumble on the stairs, you can easily end up fracturing your fibula or bruising your bottom, and it’s no fun. According to the National Safety Council, people at home and at work suffer over a million injuries falling on stairs, over 12,000 serious enough to cause death. In fact, stairs accidents […]

Extending Your Safety

Tripping over extension cords is common. At home, it is part of the Christmas experience to trip over the extension cord that keeps the lights twinkling. At work, it is convenient to the person needing power to run a cord across a walkway, though not so convenient for unsuspecting co-workers. As common as tripping is, […]

Too Much Stuff, Too Much Risk

If your office space is piled high with stacks of paper, old files and sample products, you have a safety problem. Clutter quickly takes on a life of its own, overwhelming the environment, choking pathways and teetering on shelves, threatening to fall off.  An effective health and safety plan should have guidelines to eliminate clutter […]

Dirty Little Secrets about Dumpster Safety

Most businesses and job sites have a dumpster on the property. Without them, rubbish in the office would get out of hand. They are taken for granted, unless perhaps a garbage strike happens. But using this essential tool safely is more involved than simply tossing in bags of garbage and paying your share of the […]