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Imagine that when you are striking a nail with a hammer, part of the hammer’s handle breaks off and hits you in the eye. You lose several weeks of pay and permanently damage your eye. Serious accidents like this one are a substantial risk when hand tools are misused or used carelessly on-site. Keep Safety… Read more »

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Often, our workplace is full of action with many workers performing different operations simultaneously. Imagine the chaos that would result if workers did not clean up after themselves. The manufacturing floor would become a hazardous obstacle course as trash and debris piled up, and walking from one point to another would mean navigating through a… Read more »

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Musculoskeletal disorders can develop either suddenly or over time, causing debilitating pain and resulting in lost time and wages at work. The most common pains come from strains in the neck, lower back, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, and eyes due to one or more of four primary risk factors: awkward postures, excessive force, repetitive motion… Read more »

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High debt and misuse of credit cards make it tough to save for retirement. Money that goes to pay interest, late fees, and old bills is money that could have been contributed to a retirement fund. How Much Debt is Too Much Debt? Debt isn’t necessarily bad, but too much debt is. Add up what… Read more »

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Everyone’s personal life gets a bit hectic at times. These stressful times can cause headaches, upset stomach, back pain, sleep disturbances and difficulty concentrating. Stress also makes it harder for your body to defend against illness and can make current health problems worse. Not only is stress hard on your body, but it also affects… Read more »

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When you are job searching, you put lots of work into your resume and cover letter, but it doesn’t stop there. Interview preparation is a crucial step in landing the job. When you are selected for an interview, preparation is key. Note that you may go to several interviews for the same job. For example,… Read more »

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Workplace disputes are generally handled by avoiding the conflict. People hope the conflict will go away or cope with it by griping to friends or colleagues about it or complain to a supervisor. The following are principles that will help you address the problem you have with the person directly. Pay attention to your emotions… Read more »

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Did You Know? According to the National Fire Protection Association, supplemental heating equipment is the leading cause of home fires from December through February, and the second leading cause of home fires year-round. Keep the following safety precautions in mind when using such equipment, like space heaters. Use these tips to safely use space heaters:… Read more »