George Costanza knew the importance of hand safety. In one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes, George becomes a hand model and becomes overly protective of his hands. In typical George fashion, he manages to sustain a hand injury and ruins his modeling opportunity. For a laugh, check out this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZxX3-rJoNI.
In an emergency, every second can be critical. Having trained employees who know immediately what to do can save lives.
We know that electricity is essential to our way of life. At work, some employees -- engineers, electricians, electronic technicians, and power line workers work directly with electricity. Others work with it indirectly. Perhaps because it has become such a familiar part of our daily life, we don't give much thought to how much our work depends on a reliable source of electricity. More importantly, we tend to overlook the hazards electricity poses and fail to treat it with the respect it deserves.
Each year thousands of employees are blinded from work related eye injuries. These injuries add up to $300 million in worker compensation, medical expenses, and lost time in production. To prevent eye injuries for your workers, eye protection must be available. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific standards dealing with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Workers must be provided eye protection when hazards such as chemical, optical radiation, impact, heat, and dust are present.
I had a wonderful opportunity to attend and moderate a session at an event sponsored by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) held on May 9, 2014 at The Union League, in Philadelphia, PA.
Twice a year, Arbill employees prepare for Town Hall – a week-long series of meetings and presentations that focus on new safety products and services, company initiatives, sales territory reviews, marketing updates, guest speakers, after-hours events and more.
It’s the middle of an average work day. You’re at your desk, stressed and upset about something. And then the unthinkable…You feel a deep chest pain that buckles your knees. The elephant in the room is now on your chest. You need immediate help. But knowing your coworkers as you do, could any of them save you?