Be aware of dust storm hazards

Dust storms are a frequent occurrence in the Southwest, especially in Arizona. Due to the increase in windstorms and changing land-use patterns, the amount of dust in the West is growing. Employers may want to teach workers how to stay safe during a dust storm and how to protect themselves from inhaling dust particles.  Continue reading

Help workers reduce pain of migraines and headaches

Nearly half of the workforce experiences a migraine or a headache on a regular basis. According to the National Headache Foundation (NHF), June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month and the foundation encourages employers to take the opportunity to reduce chronic head pain among staff. Migraines and headaches can be caused by weather changes, inadequate lighting and job stress, and can lead workers to decrease Continue reading

Encourage accident prevention during National Safety Month

There is no better time to remind workers to stay safe on the job than during the final days of National Safety Month. From the U.S. Army to healthcare systems, employers across the country are investing in safety education in honor of the month. Throughout June, encouraging workers to practice accident prevention techniques and to be aware of occupational hazards can help employers reduce workplace injuries and workers’ compensation claims. Continue reading