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  • 3 Training Essentials for Health Care Providers
    published on January 18th, 2018 at 08:22 PM
    Health care providers are the backbone of our health care system. They are trained to promote good health, to care for and comfort the sick, and to work to improve the delivery of health care. Although nursing and medicine are the two largest groups of health care providers, there are many other types of health care providers. Other examples of health care providers include pharmacists, chiropractors, dentists, health care managers, home care support workers, and practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine.
  • Tips for Identifying Quality Safety Wear
    published on January 12th, 2018 at 08:22 PM
    Safety wear protects you from a range of different hazards during work. Similarly, it increases your morale and performance. Hence, you become more diligent and meticulous in your approach towards tough tasks. But, when it comes to choosing the right type of safety wear you can't just rely on design, there is a lot more to consider. Follow these useful tips to get quality safety wear.
  • Have a First Aid Plan
    published on January 10th, 2018 at 08:22 PM
    When a medical emergency or injury occurs, knowing what to do and being able to react quickly is critical to limiting the severity of the incident. Proper first aid training provides individuals with the confidence and skills they need to address an emergency, prevent further injury, and a save a life. In extreme cases, equipping employees with first aid training could mean the difference between life and death.
  • Workplace Dangers of H2S
    published on January 4th, 2018 at 08:22 PM
    Hydrogen Sulphide gas (H2S) is a byproduct in many different industries and is one of the leading causes of death in the oil and gas sector. Workers can become exposed to H2S on worksites during the drilling and production process. H2S gas is heavier than air and can collect in low areas such as sewers, pits, tunnels, and gullies and can quickly reach lethal concentrations in confined spaces. Understanding H2S and how to handle exposure is critical to workplace safety.
  • Extension Cord Safety Tips
    published on December 29th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Extension cords are a handy solution to many home and workplace electrical needs, but they can become a dangerous fire hazard if you do not use them correctly. To use extension cords safely at home or at work, follow these simple tips.
  • General Guidance on Proper Use of Safety Garments
    published on December 23rd, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Nowadays, protective garments manufacturers produce innovative clothing that can handle risks of flames and sparks coming into contact with a wearer. As mentioned earlier, workwear only provides protection up to a certain level. Workers should not rely heavily on their protective gear.
  • Cell Phones in the Workplace: Staying Connected and Safe
    published on December 20th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Cell phones have become an essential tool for most jobs: they assist with communication and act as an instant resource for information. Cell phones are also a very necessary safety tool that workers and employers can use to keep in touch, particularly from remote work locations. However, improper cell phone use can also create a workplace hazard if it's taking attention away from the task at hand and not allowing workers to properly assess potential dangers.
  • Forklift Safety
    published on December 13th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    With nearly 100,000 injuries or fatalities due to forklift accidents in the U.S. each year, proper training is a critical part of forklift safety. Forklifts present a unique workplace hazard for many reasons: they weigh at least double the weight of the average car, they carry very heavy loads at heights, they work in areas close to people and other equipment, and they steer from the rear. It's estimated that proper training can help prevent 70% of forklift accidents. To ensure that all operators are sufficiently skilled and knowledgeable, training standards are set by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in the U.S. and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) in Canada.
  • Methods of Commercial Fire Suppression
    published on December 13th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    If you have been tasked with determining the commercial fire suppression system for your business location, then first it helps to understand what types are out there. These systems can be broken down into 3 types of systems and each of these are effective, and depending on your commercial location.
  • A Glance Into Heavy Equipment Operator Training and Its Attributes Required
    published on December 7th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Heavy equipment operator training is offered by many colleges and private institutions. This provides quality training and includes the evolving industry needs regarding safety, government regulations and also the operator's responsibilities.
  • Overview to Acquire Certification for Heavy Equipment Operator Training and Safety
    published on December 7th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Heavy equipment training for operators includes variety of options. However, before starting on any training program, you must evaluate your knowledge about the equipment, operator safety, mechanic skills and the industries hiring operators.
  • Ladder Safety
    published on November 29th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Regardless of the ladder you're using, be sure to check the load rating. The load rating needs to cover your weight AND the weight of your tools. You should also consider the material that your ladder is made of and whether it's appropriate for your intended use. Aluminum and steel ladders conduct heat and electricity and should never be used for electrical work. Fiberglass and wood ladders are suitable for electrical work, but wood ladders are especially vulnerable to damage and decay. No matter what type of ladder you're using, you should always inspect it, check for cracks, and ensure the frame, rungs, and feet are not compromised.
  • Working in the Winter
    published on November 24th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Winter is now in full swing in many parts of the country and this year's winter is projected to be colder than the last. Working outside in the winter can present a variety of challenges - from driving on snow and ice, to wearing the right clothing, to safely navigating slippery surfaces.
  • Importance of Wearing Appropriate Protective Garments
    published on November 20th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    As a worker, whether you are a welding operator or firefighter, you should pay special attention to protection against potential occupational hazards present at your worksite. Safety garments such as high-visibility clothing, insulated coveralls, bib pants, shop coats, and vests should be worn wherever appropriate and necessary. Make sure your safety gear is designed to deal with occupational hazards that you are exposed to.
  • Document Shredding Company: How It Adds to Information Security
    published on November 20th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Document handling has become a cumbersome task for any business these days. That is one of the main reasons why the firms are now opting for Document Shredding Services. As sensitive information is becoming more prone to be stolen, not everyone can be trusted, but a Document Shredding Company assures business confidentiality and adds to the information security.
  • Importance of a Safety LMS System
    published on November 16th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    It's no secret that safety training is a good investment - it has a direct impact on a company's productivity, growth, and financial success. However, administering a safety program can also be a huge headache if you're trying to manage a variety of delivery methods, train employees who are geographically dispersed, and need real-time access to training records. A good Learning Management System (LMS) can move most of your training courses and records online, reducing costs, improving access, and increasing engagement. It's important to note that the ability of an LMS to consolidate your training isn't just limited to eLearning type courses - it can be used to administer training of all types. By accessing videos, documents, and audio through an LMS, employees can get everything from basic WHMIS training to instructor-led training and task-based training in the field. A well designed LMS is robust, powerful, and customizable to meet the needs of your workplace and offers benefits to both the company and the employees.
  • The Basics of Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
    published on November 14th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Dangerous goods are transported across the country on a daily basis by rail, air and road, constantly coming into contact with industry workers and the general public. To protect these individuals from the hazards associated with the transport of flammable, toxic, explosive, or corrosive substances, the TDG Act and Regulations were put in place. The TDG act sets out the general guidelines and rules and the Regulations dictate the rules that apply to each mode of transport, the various classifications of hazardous goods, and the training requirements for those involved in the transportation of dangerous goods.
  • What the Las Vegas Shooter Can Teach CEOs & Business Owners About Their Workplace Violence Plans
    published on November 12th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    The world has become a very different place from the one you and I grew up in And while many businesses have taken steps in instituting workplace violence policies and introducing albeit limited training, about 70% of companies, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, are still guided by denial and avoidance. And, while the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas was not a workplace violence incident per se, the Las Vegas shooter can teach CEO's, CFO, and business owners some critically important lessons that should be a part of their workplace violence prevention and mitigation procedures. Here are a few points to get you started on the right path to effective employee safety.
  • Safety Tickets
    published on November 8th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    The great thing about working in the oilfield and construction industries is that you don't need a lot of expensive or formal training to get your foot in the door. If you've got a great attitude and work ethic, you'll likely quickly become a valued team member. The fact that jobs in these industries tend to pay well means that there can be many people vying for the same position. There are a few things you can do before your job hunt to set yourself up for success. Before you start sending out resumes, do some research and find out what safety tickets are likely required for the positions you're interested in. Having current safety tickets on your resume can boost your application ahead of other candidates who don't have the same training. Having valid safety tickets means that you can get to work as soon as you're hired (versus other candidates who may spend their first week tied up in training courses). Here's some examples of some of the safety tickets you should consider to get the attention of the hiring manager:
  • Fall Arrest and Protection Certification
    published on November 4th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    With over 40,000 workers injured annually due to fall accidents, falls in the workplace present a major risk for employers and workers. The ideal method of fall prevention is to eliminate all potential fall hazards, but this is not a realistic solution for most workplaces. Fall prevention systems like guard rails and barriers are not always practical depending on the worksite and nature of work being performed. If fall prevention is not possible, fall arrest measures and training are the best way to protect yourself in the event of a fall. Fall protection training is required by state and provincial law. There are courses specifically designed to provide participants with the training that they need to make safe decisions when working at heights. Fall arrest courses are typically one day in duration and provide a combination of classroom and hands-on training covering topics like: the dynamics of falling, fall protection systems and planning, fall arrest system components, harness fitting, equipment care and inspection, and rescue procedures. Fall arrest training is affordable for workers and employers, and typically costs around $200 for a one day course. Excellent online courses are also available for around $60.
  • Main Personal Protective Equipment And Safety Garments
    published on November 2nd, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Most of the workplaces establish proper dress codes for workers in order to avoid health risks and improve safety standards. As an independent worker, you should not undermine the importance of safety garments and equipment. Carefully assess all the potential hazards present at your workplace and find appropriate workwear to safely handle those hazards.
  • Electrical Construction Safety: It's Everyone's Responsibility for Electrical Safety
    published on October 30th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Improper application of or inadequate electrical construction safety measures can cause serious workplace hazard. In a construction site, the workers and employees can be exposed to fires, electrocution, shocks, explosions, and a couple of other types of accidents. There are specific standards for the electrical construction safety for that particular industry.
  • Risks With Carbon Monoxide And Commercial Kitchens
    published on October 24th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    This article covers the safe use of solid fuel appliances - such as tandoori ovens, charcoal grills and wood-fired pizza ovens in commercial kitchens. It is concerned mainly with the risks associated with exposure to carbon monoxide gas.
  • The Dangers Of Overhead Power Lines Best Practices
    published on October 24th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Introduction Every year people at work are killed or seriously injured when they come into contact with live overhead electricity power lines. These incidents often involve: machinery, eg cranes, lorry-loader cranes, combine harvesters, and tipping trailers; equipment, eg scaffold tubes and ladders; work activities, eg loading, unloading, lifting, spraying, and stacking.
  • How To Carry Out An Effective Ariel Tree Rescue
    published on October 23rd, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    The Rescue Operation - This article covers the safe working practices to be used by those involved in aerial tree rescue, a minimum of two people should be present during all tree-climbing operations. One of the ground team must be available, competent and equipped to perform an aerial rescue without delay.
  • Your Complete Guide To Maintaining A Chainsaw
    published on October 20th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Maintaining a chainsaw Proper maintenance is essential if a chainsaw is to be safe to use and will provide protection against ill health from excessive noise and vibration. Maintain the saw in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations with all the safety devices in efficient working order and all guards in place.
  • Welding Hazards And The Importance of PPE
    published on October 16th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Welders have to face a number of physical and chemical hazards which lead to a need for personal protective equipment. It is the responsibility of employers to ensure that their employees are well-equipped and trained to handle hazards that pose a potential risk to their health. Following are some of the major hazards that welding workers have to counter
  • 7 Workplace Safety Tips to Implement Today
    published on October 6th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Safe businesses are healthy businesses, so keeping your workplace safe is crucial to your team's well-being as well as your productivity. Luckily, workplace safety isn't rocket science. Here are 7 simple workplace safety tips that you can implement today.
  • Potential Fire Hazards And Preventive Measures
    published on September 25th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Most of the workplaces implement a dress code for their employees based on the nature of hazards. It is essential to a safe working environment. If your job is to deal with the risk of fire and other hazards, make sure you are well-equipped and well-trained. Remember, safety always comes first.
  • 9 Reasons to Hire an Office Cleaning Company
    published on September 13th, 2017 at 08:22 PM
    Having a clean office environment is more for more than just making a good impression. It also leads to more productivity and fewer employee sick days. An office cleaning company is great way to achieve health as well as a great first impression.

  

 
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