Preventing falls in the workplace

Preventing falls in the workplace

Falls are easily one of the most common issues seen in the workplace and is one of the largest areas of exposure to loss. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) contributes these circumstances with the most frequent falls: Slippery, cluttered, or unstable walking/working surfaces Unprotected edges Floor holes and wall openings Unsafely positioned ladders Misused fall protection The NIOSH maintains that it takes a concerted effort of industry leaders, professional associations, employers and employees to enhance the…

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Support each other and support your heart health

Support each other and support your heart health

February marks American Heart Month. Did you know that people who have close relationships at home, work, or in their community tend to be healthier and live longer? One reason, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is that we’re more successful at meeting our health goals when we join forces with others. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. About 90 percent of middle-aged people and…

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The risks of using Windows 7

The risks of using Windows 7

Windows 7 officially reached its “End of Life” phase and as of Jan. 14, Microsoft is no longer supporting it. This means that Microsoft will stop releasing updates and patches for the operating system, leaving it vulnerable to attacks from hackers.  What does this mean if you have a home computer running Windows 7?  It doesn’t mean Windows 7 will stop working. You will still be able to use Windows 7 for as long as you want. The good news…

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