Tag: prevention

Emergency Preparedness: Like Planning for a Vacation

The State Office of Risk Management provides Continuity of Operations (COOP) guidelines (in accordance with FEMA standards) for Texas state agencies, and also suggests that families develop an emergency preparedness plan for the home. A well-developed emergency plan can relieve

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Slips, Trips, Falls on Different Level Surfaces

As statistics show, falls from elevated surfaces are generally less frequent but, in most cases, more severe than same-level falls, such as slips and trips, in the workplace. More so, the degree of elevation varies considerably, ranging from simply uneven

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Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Office

A large number of injuries caused by falls occur in offices. Walking becomes second nature, so people don’t pay attention when they are walking from one place to another. According to the U. S. Department of Labor, slips, trips, and

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Slips, Trips, and Falls on Same Level Surfaces

The terms slips, trips, and falls are commonly grouped into a single expression. However, in this section we will focus on the first two terms, slips and trips, and more specifically, slips and trips on the same level. Although falls

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Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation

The quantity and severity of health problems caused by the poor quality of indoor air has increased over the last 15 years. This is attributed to many factors. Most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors and many

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Good housekeeping is paramount. If good housekeeping practices are not enforced, other administrative control measures implemented will never be fully effective. It has often been said that safety and housekeeping go hand in hand. This is extremely true, especially when

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Workstation Ergonomics

Many office employees sit at their desks for long periods of time. Using ergonomic principles to set up their workstations can help prevent soreness and injuries. Take a Break Some office workers may have problems with their backs, shoulders, hands,

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Electrical Safety for Offices

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), top electrical safety hazards include electrical fires caused by aging wiring and misuse of surge suppressors and include electrocutions from wiring systems and large appliances. Electricity causes more than 40,000 fires

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Back Injury

Everything we do affects our back. Unfortunately, the back is not very resilient. Once the back has been injured, it will never be as strong as it was before the injury. How many times a day do we lift, push,

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Summertime Brings Bug Bites and Allergic Reactions

With more time spent outdoors during the summer season, our exposure to bugs and the annoyances they bring increases. Beyond just itchy bumps, insect bites can cause severe allergic reactions that may require immediate medical attention. Knowing how to treat

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