Heart Health for Shift Workers

  February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. For shift workers, this can be a challenge. Employers, health professionals, and workers need to work together to…

Is the Flu Buggin’ You?

  So far, 2018 has been marked by one of the worst flu seasons on record. And according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it’s only getting started. As the CDC reports, the 2017-2018 flu has been worse than normal because this year’s prevalent strain, the H3N2 virus, is especially severe and has proven to be more resistant to flu vaccinations. Since the start of flu season in October…

Radon Safety Awareness

  You can’t see it, smell it, or touch it, yet it’s the number one cause of lung cancer outside of smoking according to the National Cancer Institute. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced from the uranium. It occurs naturally in rocks and soils. Radon gas disperses quickly outside, but when it seeps into buildings, it can collect in greater amounts. Several occupations require radon exposure. The…

Understanding Cold Stress

  When working outdoors in cold weather or working in artificially cold environments, such as refrigerated areas, serious cold-related injuries and illnesses may occur. Cold related hazards can cause permanent tissue damage or even death. Many of these safety concerns can be avoided. Understanding what constitutes as cold stress and how to prevent its effects is very important. What constitutes as cold stress and its effects can vary. Different areas…

Winter Driving Safety

  Does your business operate fleet vehicles, or assign company cars to employees? If yes, listen up! More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter. Although employers cannot control the weather conditions, they can promote safe driving behaviors by educating workers on winter driving safety. When winter weather strikes, drivers face out-of-the-ordinary challenges when they get behind the wheel.…

Becoming a Powerful Safety Leader

  In any business, it is important to have strong leaders. Becoming a good safety leader has its challenges. Safety is a priority at your company and as a safety leader; you must always demonstrate safe practices and influence employees in a positive way. There is a lot of pressure to never make a mistake or be tempted to cut corners. Having the right skills can help you overcome the…

Recognition that Focuses on Safety Behavior

  Are safety recognition programs effective in improving workplace safety? It’s a question most safety managers and human resources professionals have asked time and time again. The simple answer- it all depends on the focus of the safety program and secondarily on how well the incentives to enforce the program are implemented. According to OSHA, 96% of all workplace accidents happen because of unsafe behavior. Workplace injury is a widespread…

Making Safety Personal This Thanksgiving

  Does your company take time to discuss “safety moments?” Giving employees time to share their experiences and reasons or staying safe is an excellent way to enforce your company’s safety message. The more opportunity employees have to share their safety stories, the more likely they are to internalize what it means to them to be safe. With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, now is a good time to let your…

Women in the Energy Industry

Recently, Safety Pros owner Michele Adams attended a five-day training course to learn more about expanding the company’s role in the energy industry. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is proud to present the inaugural WBENC Energy Executive Program, a week-long immersive experience focused on increasing the competitive advantage and capabilities of women leaders within the energy, oil and gas industry supply chains.