Hand washing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine that gives everyone the opportunity to avoid getting sick. By washing hands regularly and sharing our hand washing techniques with others, team members take an active role in improving their own health, the health of their family and the health of those they work with.
There are a multitude of different risk factors for workplace injuries. One risk factor for an increased likelihood of injury is working after an extended break such as coming into work on a Monday after a few days off. It has been statistically shown that a worker is more likely to be injured on a Monday.
It is important to lower your risk of getting the flu. Vaccination has been proven to be the most effective way to prevent the influenza virus. Each year research is done to see what flu is most likely for that flu season and which vaccination will be the most effective to prevent it.
Fire extinguishers can be an important tool in preventing a small fire from growing larger. However, they should not be used to combat large or rapidly spreading fires. The most important thing to do during a fire is to get yourself to safety then call the proper authorities to combat the fire.
The Safety Meeting Outline is structured to help you apply general material handling rules to specific activities in which your employees are involved. You can choose work activities which apply to these principles and structure your safety meeting presentation to address them.
Most of us learned the basics of good personal hygiene from our mothers when we were children. She started us on good hygiene with the simple rule of washing our hands before we ate. As we have grown older, some of us may have drifted away from our mother's wise advice.
The most common and serious electrical injuries occur when electrical current flows between the hands and feet. This happens when a person touches an energized line. The electrical energy is looking for the shortest path to the ground, and it will pass through the body to the feet to reach it.