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Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Dull Thinking

Working in a drafty building may leave you cold, but it might also make you smarter and more productive, according to a new US study.

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Breaker Malfunction Caused Arc Flash Injuries

An explosion that caused serious burns to six workers at Priest Rapids Dam in Washington State in early October 2015 was caused by an arc flash related to a breaker unit malfunction.

Feb 2016

SafetySmart Compliance Newsletter – February 2016

In this issue, learn about how employers can encourage older workers to improve their strength and balance which can ultimately help reduce the likelihood and severity of a fall, and learn why some workers feel obliged to come to work even when they are sick.


Analysis Finds Three Top Reasons for Presenteeism Among Ill Workers

We all know workers who will drag themselves in to work come flu or high fever, but why do they do it and risk infecting their co-workers in the process? Without a formal policy on presenteeism, an employer could be encouraging presenteeism because it is not discouraging it.


Strength and Balance Training Helps Older Workers Avoid Injury

A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study has found that as people age the length of absence from work because of injury increases. Here are some examples of how supervisors can encourage older workers to improve their strength and balance, thus reduce the likelihood and severity of a fall.


Picture This! A Cell Phone Crash-Related Picture Worth a Thousand Words

One can easily write 1,000 words on the dangers of talking on a cell phone while driving, but this picture from Sweden says it all.


Construction Association Urges 13 Steps for Worker Safety

In response to an increase in the number of construction fatalities, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is urging commercial construction firms to act on 13 specific steps to further improve workplace safety.


Top 5 Workplace Stress Safety Talks

Read our Special Report and discover the top 5 stress safety talks you can use to manage stress in your organization and prevent problems down the road.

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Worker Struck and Killed by Pipe Cap

A 52-year-old Florida State University worker who had only started his job the previous month was killed when a steel cap under pressure suddenly flew off a pipe and struck him.

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Building A Safety Training Plan

Safety training is a fundamental requirement of occupational health and safety laws. Providing safety training isn’t always enough to ensure compliance. Employers are required to provide training to their workers and verify its effectiveness. Download our latest special report and find out more.