THIS WEEK’S SAFETY FOCUS IS NATIONAL WORK ZONE AWARENESS

April 8, 2014

The 2014 theme highlights the consequences of speeding through a work zone. These costs can take on various forms, including fines, jail time or even a life. By highlighting these impacts, the intent is to inform drivers and encourage them to drive carefully through work zones.

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HOW TO AVOID INJURIES WHEN MOVING TO ANOTHER HOME (GUEST POST)

April 7, 2014

Moving at times can be emotionally difficult but it can be equally fun. It is possible that your body would be undergoing considerable stress. In some cases, the possibility of minor or severe injuries cannot be ruled out. Hiring a moving company is a good move to avoid such injuries. Here are some tips to keep you safer while moving.

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APRIL – ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH

April 6, 2014

“Help for Today. Hope For Tomorrow”
Alcohol Awareness – The Key to Community Change, Personal and Family Recovery
28 Years of Improving and Saving Lives Through Prevention, Treatment and Recovery

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Poole Gas Fitter Fined After Illegal Boiler Installations Put People In Danger

April 6, 2014

This article comes from the United Kingdom. An illegal gas fitter from Poole has been fined after putting people in danger by breaching gas safety regulations. It teaches us the lesson that we must hire competent, licensed contractors to install systems in our homes.

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Why Being A Lifeguard Is More Than Just A Name (Guest Post)

April 5, 2014

We love to think that being a lifeguard is just a name, and it has nothing to do with anything else other than the pool management. But if you think being a lifeguard is all about a teen in high school who is smeared with SPF 30 and stretching out in a chair, and all this lifeguard does is just double-checking on drowning children, you are totally wrong.

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RINGING IN THE FACTS ABOUT CELL PHONE OVERUSE (GUEST INFOGRAPHIC)

April 4, 2014

Our thanks to Ashley O’Connor for this infographic, which depicts potential health effects of excessive mobile phone usage. Basically, it shows different injuries we can get from over using our mobile phone. First and foremost, as Ashley says, please do not use your cell phone to text while you are driving!

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IT’S ALREADY APRIL – WHICH MEANS IT’S TIME FOR APRIL SAFETY OBSERVANCES!

April 3, 2014

Let’s get started on the list of April Safety Observances: April 1st through April 7th is Medication Safety Week. The next week, April 7th through April 11th is National Work Zone Awareness Week. In addition, the monthly observances are Alcohol Awareness Month, National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Injury Prevention Month. Rounding out April observances for safety is Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28th.

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Fatal and Non-Fatal Injuries In The Workplace

April 2, 2014

This interesting infographic is from Rebecca Fox, of Westermans International, a UK-based welding company. We appreciate this shared information and can learn what illnesses are prevelant in their industries.

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HAVE A HAPPY APRIL 1ST! TIP: DON’T BE FOOLED!

April 1, 2014

Probably every one of us, sometime, has been the victim of an April Fool’s Day prank. It all starts in our youth, and continues through the work years. A little teasing at work is fun, and starts the day off with everyone in a good mood, unless the victim isn’t so amused! Here are a few “tame” suggestions from April Fool Zone that would be fun and harmless:

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SEARCHING FOR MUDSLIDE VICTIMS; LATER SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS

March 31, 2014

Native American tribes and environmentalists have long warned that clear-cut logging could raise the risk of landslides. The Washington State area devastated by a mudslide last Saturday has seen much clear-cut logging.

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