Top 6 workplace safety tips
Favorite tips, picked by readers
Here are the most popular safety tips from the past year:
Safety colors: A quiz
The American National Standards Institute has requirements indicating what specific colors should be used to communicate hazards to workers. Take this quiz to find out if you know what these colors mean.
Like steaks and burgers? Then watch out for ticks
You probably know about Lyme disease, and that it’s transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. But have you heard of alpha-gal syndrome?
Reduce the risk of back injuries
What’s one way workers can cut their risk of a back injury in half? “Store it off the floor,” the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries says.
Avoid the sting: Working outdoors with insects
Outdoor workers are unique in that they regularly share their workspaces with wasps, bees, hornets and other stinging insects. It’s important for workers to know how to respond to and treat stings, especially because some people may be allergic.
Find and fix workplace hazards
Identifying and correcting hazards in the workplace helps ensure workers safely return home to their families. OSHA, via its Safe + Sound campaign, says employers can do many things to encourage workers to find and fix hazards.
Driving in the dark: Avoid night blindness
You may not know the name for it, but if you drive at night, you’ve probably experienced situational night blindness. It can occur “when you are temporarily blinded by a bright light such as an oncoming car’s headlights,” the Texas Department of Insurance says.
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