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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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Cold-related injuries and illnesses can slowly overcome a person who has been chilled by low temperatures, brisk winds or wet clothing. This dangerous combination is known as The Cold Stress Equation, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). When hypothermia occurs, the normal body temperature (98.6° F) drops to or below 95° F… Read more »

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Diverse employee populations are becoming increasingly commonplace in today’s workforce. Proactively working to make sure all of your employees feel welcomed and appreciated is a vital step to a strong team. Learn About Your Workers Make the worksite a welcoming environment for all employees by keeping an open mind, learning about your employees and avoiding… 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 »

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In our health- and fitness-focused culture, it can be easy to lose sight of what well-being really encompasses. At its most basic, well-being refers to feeling good and living both safely and healthily. It refers to wellness in all aspects of life, including, but not limited to physical health, mental health, social health and financial… Read more »

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used when there is some type of hazard that has been identified and cannot be eliminated or controlled through other means. Simply stated, when we have personal protective equipment requirements, it means there is a hazard that may cause you injury and failing to use the prescribed equipment puts you… Read more »

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Workers impaired by drugs or alcohol can cause serious damage to your business in the form of increased absenteeism, lower productivity, higher health care costs, higher workers’ compensation claims, and more on-the-job injuries and accidents. In order to maintain a safe and productive work environment, employers should take action to stop substance abuse. A cornerstone… Read more »

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A walk through other areas of the workplace is a common occurrence, but it can also be dangerous if you don’t stay alert. This is particularly true for employees leaving their old, familiar job titles and moving into new roles in other areas. New employees receive instructions regarding training and safety precautions. However, when transitioning… Read more »