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September 2016

Techniques in Training – Inspiring Commitment Rather than Compliance

- September 28, 2016 by Brian Piñon, CSP (View all posts by Brian)
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Two of my colleagues recently wrote blogs outlining creative and engaging training techniques on eye safety. Both involved having workers wear a blindfold or pair of blacked-out safety glasses to demonstrate how blinding an eye injury can be, and how …  Read more …

Work Desk Assessment Podcast – Part 2

- September 26, 2016 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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In part 2 of our podcast on work desk ergonomics assessment, Andy and Robert review how to properly set up computer monitors, keyboards and lighting at the work station.  They also discuss how to recognize when employees are uncomfortable at their …  Read more …

Prescription Eyeglasses and Sunglasses vs. Safety Glasses and Goggles – Are your Employees Getting a False Sense of Safety

- September 22, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If your facility or job site requires protective eyewear, look around. Do you notice employees wearing prescription eyewear or sunglasses? While these employees may think their eyes are protected from flying wood chips or other dangerous debris—they’re not.  Standard prescription …  Read more …

Stability Balls Belong in the Gym, Not the Workplace

- September 20, 2016 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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The Swiss ball, stability ball or yoga ball has been introduced as an ergonomic alternative to workstation chairs.  Proponents of the fad claim the balls increase abdominal muscle activation—thus increasing core strength—while on the job. While this may be true, …  Read more …

Work Desk Assessment Podcast – Part 1

- September 14, 2016 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Work desk ergonomics assessment can benefit both the employer and the employee. In this podcast, Andy and Rob discuss the benefits of conducting a work desk ergonomic assessment, when to conduct the assessment and what to look for when conducting …  Read more …

Eyewash Stations – Where to Place Them, and How Many You Should Have

- September 12, 2016 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Consider this scenario You are working with a harsh acid without eye protection, some splashes in your eye—all you see is blindness and all you feel is burning.    You need to get to the eye wash station ASAP.  Can you remember …  Read more …