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Sprains and strains: Spot It. Fix It

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia has developed an interactive online tool to recognize some common musculoskeletal hazards (ergonomic problems) and find the best solution.  It only takes about two minutes to run through the six scenarios.  To give … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Heat

Summer is here, along with heat and humidity.  Here are some safety tips for working (or playing) in the heat: WATER:  Drink water often.  You can add some electrolyte drinks, such as Powerade or Gatorade (in moderation).  Avoid  caffeine and … Continue reading

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Walk like a penguin

Minnesota got dumped with rain, sleet, and snow, making for very slippery conditions. To reduce the chance of slips and falls, follow these tips from insurance company SFM: Walk like a penguin (flat footed, shuffle) Wear proper footwear (you can … Continue reading

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Plan For Emergencies

We hope they never happen, but if they do, you want to be ready for an emergency.  Pre-planning reduces response time and helps people understand their role and responsibilities. Emergencies may include medical, fire, severe weather, hazardous material spill, odors, … Continue reading

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Required Employment Posters – You can get them for free

Every business with employees is required to have certain employment posters available for employees.   There are services that will sell you the posters (all in one, laminated), but they are also available for free.  We’ll get back to the fee … Continue reading

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Work Zone Safety

Construction season has officially started.  Every day more than two workers are killed in work zones in the US. If you are driving:  don’t be distracted.  Leave the cell phone alone.  Pay attention.  Be alert for work zones and keep … Continue reading

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Top Training Solutions

Before deciding to do training, we take a look at whether or not training is the solution.  Janet Keyes, Certified Industrial Hygienist and CHESS’s primary trainer, was recently asked about the top workplace incidents that training could help prevent.  This … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Travel Safe

If you, a family member or friend are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, make sure you stay safe.  If driving, have you winter survival kit including blanket, a flash light, some high energy food, a full tank of gas, and … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Time to check smoke detectors

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, Nov 7.  This is a great time to check your fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.  Make sure they work, change the batteries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has more information on their website.

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Safety Tip: Fire Drills at Work and at Home

Have you had a fire drill?  It isn’t just for schools.  If you had to evacuate in an emergency, how would you account for all of your employees (or family members)?  Do you have a designated meeting place that everyone … Continue reading

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