Striking a Safe Note in a Lightning Storm

If you get caught in a lightning storm, you’re safe if you stand where it has struck before, right? Wrong. This is just one of many myths that surround this powerful, dangerous weather condition. It is important for achieving hazard reduction that anyone who works outside should know what to do if lightning strikes. Since […]

Safety Culture Solutions for “Sitters”

Studies over the last year have shown that workers who sit more than four hours a day are at significant risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. Those who sit six or more hours have a much greater chance of getting Type II diabetes. The dangers are especially worrisome for office employees. Thankfully, […]

The Sound of Safety

If you regularly work around loud noises, your organization likely has policies for improving safety behaviors by using earplugs and other protective gear. But if you then drive home with the car stereo blasting away, protective behavior just at work won’t end up doing you much good. The cumulative effect of loud music, loud machinery […]

Eight Tips for Driving with the Sun in Your Eyes

Sunlight can cause major problems seeing when you drive at any time of year, not just in summer. The period just after the sun rises and just before it sets are dangerous times for drivers, whether the days are long or short. When the sun is shining into your eyes as you drive, you don’t […]

Winter Weather Woes

Anyone who works outside in winter needs to take precautions from the dangers of freezing temperatures. Numerous occupations are affected, beyond the obvious ones like construction, logging and snow cleanup. Mail deliverers, inspectors of homes and office buildings, utility workers, package delivery people, surveyors, exterminators and garbage collectors are just a few who need to […]