Items Tagged with 'National Safety Month'

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Prepare for an emergency

National Safety Month: Week 1
Think emergency drills are only for schoolchildren? Think again. The National Safety Council urges all workers to take drills seriously.
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Be well

National Safety Month Week 2
Achieving a work-life balance can be a challenge, and it’s easy to forget a simple necessity: Take care of yourself.
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Watch where you’re going

National Safety Month Week 3
Slips, trips and falls are no laughing matter. In fact, they can be deadly: According to the 2017 edition of “Injury Facts,” an NSC chartbook, 660 workers died in 2014 after a fall from height, and 138 workers died from a fall on the same level.
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Stay safe from falls

National Safety Month: Week 1
Falls represent a serious hazard. In 2015, falls at home resulted in 21,100 deaths, according the 2017 edition of “Injury Facts,” a National Safety Council chartbook.
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Fighting fatigue

National Safety Month: Week 2
Do you regularly arrive at work feeling tired, groggy or run-down? If so, you may not be getting enough sleep. It’s estimated that more than one-third of the U.S. workforce is sleep-deprived.
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Know how to react in an active shooter situation

National Safety Month: Week 3
An active shooter situation is a worst-case scenario many people don’t want to think about, but it’s important to be prepared. The Department of Homeland Security notes that active shooter situations often evolve quickly. Would you know what to do?
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Keep ergonomics in mind at work

National Safety Month: Week 4
Are you lifting objects correctly? If not, you could be at risk for an ergonomics-related injury, such as a sprain or strain, back injury, or repetitive-motion injury.
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