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Safe Lifting in the Workplace

Safe Lifting in the Workplace

Despite a litany of possible safety issues, the leading cause of workplace injury is unsafe lifting and such injuries can be particularly troubling because it can be difficult to treat. As a matter of fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 36 percent of injuries involving missed workdays were the result of shoulder and back injuries.   Lifting something improperly can cause a back to spasm, which is extremely painful. In some cases, however, there is little that…

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It’s Spring! Time to inspect your outside grounds

It’s Spring! Time to inspect your outside grounds

Spring has finally sprung, and the change of seasons is a good time to inspect the outside grounds around your facility. Safety issues that could cause dangerous falls for employees, customers or students become apparent after the snow melts and the temperature begins to rise. An inspection team made up members of your organization’s safety committee or maintenance staff should take the time to walk around the outside of your buildings to make sure your parking lots and sidewalks are…

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Helping older adult drivers prevent accidents

Helping older adult drivers prevent accidents

Older adult drivers contribute many positive attributes to daily driving tasks. Their accumulated driving experience, ability to think critically, and aptitude for controlling impulses and managing their emotions gives them a distinct advantage over younger, inexperienced drivers. In addition, older adult drivers are more willing to wear seat belts, tend to drive when conditions are safe – such as during daytime hours and in good weather, and have a lower incidence of impaired driving due to alcohol consumption. However, the…

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