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October 2019

Handling Stress

- October 11, 2019 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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When the going gets tough, what do you do? When it is crunch time, and stress levels are high, all of my best intentions for healthy eating and working out are the first to go. Who has time to be …  Read more …

Does Body Mechanics Training Really Prevent Back Injuries?

- October 2, 2019 by Brian Piñon, CSP (View all posts by Brian)
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Manual materials handling is the risk exposure responsible for the highest share of claims costs among ICW policyholders. Historically, many employers have turned to body mechanics training to reduce injury frequency. What these employers don’t know is that study after …  Read more …

Distracted Driving – Keeping America’s Road Warriors Safe

- October 1, 2019 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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Just the other day, I saw a driver with a Kindle on her steering wheel and a taco in her hand. As I drove cautiously past her, I also noticed makeup scattered about in the passenger seat and an active …  Read more …

Emergency Exits – Don’t Block Your Path to Safety

- by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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I often have clients tell me, “We keep our exits clear,” at the beginning of a site tour only to find them blocked, locked, lined with gasoline containers, or with an exit path that is only 24 inches wide. That …  Read more …