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May 2016

Best Practices for Engaging Workers in Health and Safety Training

Ongoing training is a crucial part of any health and safety education program. Unfortunately, an issue that many institutions face is that industrial hygienists and safety professionals are not trained to teach courses. It is important to use skilled education techniques when instructing an adult workforce on proper safety techniques and precautions, and to make sure that you keep the workers’ interests in mind. OH& provides some tips on how to keep your workforce engaged during required training courses. MORE

Uncommon Sense-Welding Starting Steps

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(photo courtesy of YouTube: Uncommon Sense)

Making sure you have the proper personal protective equipment on hand before you start welding is crucial, no matter what level welder you are. , Uncommon Sense, a new YouTube channel featuring tips and tricks that every human should know, released its latest video on proper welding PPE and what you need to know before beginning to weld. MORE

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety provides statistics illustrating the physical dangers of slips and falls. Safety and Health Magazine explains the difference between a slip, trip and fall, and what needs to be done to prevent them in all work environments. MORE

Mining, Manufacturing Have Highest Prevalence of Worker Hearing Loss

According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one out of eight workers exposed to on-the-job noise suffer from some form of hearing impairment. This article for Safety and Health Magazine explains a recent study on job related hearing loss, and how factors such as age and gender play a crucial role in these statistics. MORE

Curbing Hand Injury Risks

Minimizing employees’ exposure to unnecessary risks and eliminating requirements for employee involvement in hands-on activities, should be a company’s first priority in preventing hand injuries. OH& suggests workplace safety practices to reduce hand-related injuries. MORE

One Glove Does the Job for Welding and Rigging

Many employees of large-scale manufacturers are involved in both rigging and welding functions, requiring them to switch between gloves that are purpose-built for each function. Lincoln Electric’s Roll Cage Gloves serve both purposes, allowing for increased up time and substantial cost savings. MORE

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