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Sound Advice On Reducing Noise Exposure

I’ve been to many manufacturing plants, construction sites and
bustling warehouses around the world. One thing that always strikes me is the sound at these locations and the workers that are exposed to those sounds every day.

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9 Things You Can Do Today To Prevent Getting The Flu Tomorrow

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.

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12 Tips To Reduce Workplace Stress

 

Whatever the cause, and however it manifests itself, workplace stress continues to be a problem—one that can cause reduced productivity, increase in accidents, and a spike in costs.

 

As managers and supervisors you need to look out for workers exhibiting signs of stress -- but since no 2 employees will exhibit identical signs and symptoms,, your job isn’t an easy one.

 

Recognizing the warning signs of stress:

The signs and symptoms of job stress vary from person to person and one must be cognizant that experiencing one or more of the symptoms below does NOT indicate that an individual is seriously stressed.  It is important for managers and supervisors to look out for behavioral changes that can be linked with stress.

  • Feeling anxious, irritable, or depressed
  • Apathy, loss of interest in work
  • Problems sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Muscle tension or headaches
  • Stomach problems
  • Social withdrawal
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Using alcohol or drugs to cope
  • Poor work performance

Tips to reduce or prevent stress:

Since the causes of workplace stress vary greatly, so do the strategies to reduce or prevent it.  According to the Mayo Clinic - Effective time management is a primary means to a less stressful life. They offer the following tips to help stressed employees reduce stress and become more productive.

  • Plan each day. Planning your day can help you accomplish more and feel more in control of your life. Write a to-do list, putting the most important tasks at the top. Keep a schedule of your daily activities to minimize conflicts and last-minute rushes.
  • Prioritize your tasks. Time-consuming but relatively unimportant tasks can consume a lot of your day. Prioritizing tasks will ensure that you spend your time and energy on those that are truly important to you.
  • Say no to nonessential tasks. Consider your goals and schedule before agreeing to take on additional work. And don't forget it is OK to delegate. Take a look at your to-do list and consider what you can pass on to someone else.
  • Take the time you need to do a quality job. Doing work right the first time may take more time upfront, but errors usually result in time spent making corrections, which takes more time overall.
  • Break large, time-consuming tasks into smaller tasks. Work on them a few minutes at a time until you get them all done.
  • Practice the 10-minute rule. Work on a dreaded task for 10 minutes each day. Once you get started, you may find you can finish it.
  • Evaluate how you're spending your time. Keep a diary of everything you do for three days to determine how you're spending your time. Look for time that can be used more wisely. For example, could you take a bus or train to work and use the commute to catch up on reading? If so, you could free up some time to exercise or spend with family or friends.
  • Limit distractions. Block out time on your calendar for big projects. During that time, close your door and turn off your phone, pager and email.
  • Get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. A healthy lifestyle can improve your focus and concentration, which will help improve your efficiency so that you can complete your work in less time.
  • Take a time management course. If your employer offers continuing education, take a time management class. If your workplace doesn't have one, find out if a local community college, university or community education program does.
  • Take a break when needed. Too much stress can derail your attempts at getting organized. When you need a break, take one. Take a walk. Do some quick stretches at your workstation. Take a day of vacation to rest and re-energize.
  • Ask for professional help.  If you're too frazzled to think about trying any of these tips, it's time to ask for help. Does your life feel totally out of control? If so, contact your employee assistance program (EAP) at your workplace for assistance, or discuss your situation with your doctor.

 

From safety products to safety services and safety programs, Arbill is your source for safety for workplace safety. For more information, contact your Arbill representative, call 800-523-5367, or visit us at www.arbill.com.

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A Different Type Of Safety Speech

As CEO of Arbill, I am often asked to speak at conferences. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Rhythm Systems Breakthrough Conference in Charlotte, NC.

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Arbill Featured In WE USA Magazine

I was thrilled that WE USA included a profile of me and Arbill’s safety mission in the current issue of WE USA Magazine. The focus of the article is how I incorporate my “core tools” into my Arbill-related business dealings.

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Arbill’s Manufacturing Day - Here is what you missed

Arbill’s Manufacturing Day took place on Friday, October 5, and what a great event it was. With nearly 100 safety professionals registered to attend, we knew even before the day arrived we were going to have a special gathering.

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Arbill’s Manufacturing Day is 1-week away. Here’s why you need to attend


If you are a safety professional and are committed to staying informed on the latest safety products, trends, training and services, you will feel right at home at Arbill's Manufacturing Day.

 

Join Arbill and more than one hundred safety pros as we celebrate all things safety at a free event on Friday, October 5th at our headquarters in Philadelphia.

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DOT and RCRA Certifications Offered at Arbill's Training Facility on September 27, 2018

Arbill makes it easy to get your employees certified for both DOT and RCRA in 1-day, or choose just the DOT or RCRA course your worker's need.  

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Arbill's Manufacturing Day Is 1 Month Away - Time To Register


National Manufacturing Day, a celebration of modern manufacturing, is rapidy approaching. Come celebrate with Arbill, as we will be hosting a free event on Friday, October 5th at our headquarters in Philadelphia.

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Celebrate Manufacturing Day With Arbill: Top Reasons to Attend


National Manufacturing Day, a celebration of modern manufacturing, is rapidy approaching. Come celebrate with Arbill, as we will be hosting a free event on Friday, October 5th at our headquarters in Philadelphia.

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