Category Archive: Hazards

Jul 27 2012

Texting and Driving – A Sure Way to Have an Accident

Texting while driving, talking on your mobile (cell) phone while driving is all so common place. We see it all the time and sometime we’re the ones doing it.
Why? What is so damn important that it can’t wait? Has the need to be available 24/7 so pervaded our societies that we put our lives at […]

Jun 09 2012

Obesity is a Safety Issue But Maybe Not as You Think

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An Obesity Epidemic
It seems that hardly a day goes by without another reminder that western societies are facing an obesity epidemic. It’s a very real concern and there are significant health impacts for people with obesity. Diabetes, vascular disease, heart attacks, respiratory difficulties, diminished immune systems, and so the list of the dire consequences goes […]

Jun 02 2012

The Hearing Video

Noise is all around us and some noise is really enjoyable while some is downright annoying. Some of it can also be dangerous particularly if it’s too loud and we’re exposed to it to often. Workplace noise, if not controlled properly, can lead to long term, irreparable damage to hearing … what’s that like, watch […]

May 31 2012

So … You Think Your Workplace is Bad?

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I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry!
 

Apr 14 2012

Staying Safe in Excavations

Every year people excavating or working in excavations are injured and killed. If you work in excavations then there are some things you need to know and things you need to do if you’re going to stay safe.
Soils Ain’t Soils
Despite how it appears, not all soils are the same and, if you think about it, […]

Apr 14 2012

Avoiding Welding Arc Flash

Arc flash is a common occurrence for those using electric arc welders or working around them. As anyone who’s had one will tell you, they’re not fun.
What is a Welding Arc Flash?
Welding arc flash is actually a burn of the outer layer of the eye ball caused by the intense ultra-violet radiation generated by electric […]

Apr 14 2012

Staying Safe on Portable Ladders

Portable ladders provide a convenient way of performing work at height and you’d think that after the years they’ve been in use that the relevant safety issues would be pretty well entrenched in people’s minds. But if the number of people injured or killed each year while using portable ladders is any indication it’s anything […]

Apr 06 2012

10 Tips to Avoid Electric Shocks

As useful as it is, electricity is nasty stuff. You can’t see it, you can’t hear it, you can’t smell it but you sure can feel it and it will kill you pretty quickly.
What a lot of people don’t realize is that it’s the current – both the amount and the type – that does […]