If You’re Driving, Don’t Touch That High-tech Console, Mobile Device

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High technology is woven inextricably into our daily lives, but at times it may pose a more dangerous risk than we can imagine. Take today’s newer model automobiles; they are packed with electronic screens for parking, using GPS, watching video, listening to satellite radio stations or talking with others – all at the touch of a driver’s fingertips. Continue reading

Remind workers of basic precautions against heat illness

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Employers supervising workers in regions that have extreme temperatures may want to adopt employee training programs that educate workers on the symptoms of heat illnesses, including heat stroke. By teaching workers about the early signs of these potentially life-threatening conditions, employers could see decreases in heat illness reports and increases in worker productivity. Continue reading

Mitigating risks through assessment

One way companies may figure out whether they’re doing their best to mitigate risks and provide quality worker safety is with a process that EHS Today calls looking for the “true north.” This means looking at two different sets of statistics: leading indicators and lagging indicators. Leading indicators present facts about what a company now is doing to prevent risk, while lagging indicators show how well a company has succeeded in its plans, and whether the plans are good ones. Continue reading