Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development is urging employers to address trenching hazards following the death of a young worker. Samuel Adam Morgan, 23, died after a seven-foot-deep trench collapsed, burying him.
Cooks can be pretty passionate about their creativity in the kitchen, but an incident in Florida escalated into a murder after two cooks disagreed over how much spice should be added to a batch of gumbo at Buddy’s Seafood Market in Panama City.
In this issue, you’ll learn how personal stories can help improve workplace safety, policies around prescription pain killers, read about workplace and house fires and more.
October is Fire Prevention Month and Oct. 4 through Oct. 10, 2015, is Fire Prevention Week. Here are seven statistics relating to workplace and home fire safety.
University of Michigan study has found that napping may be an effective strategy for counteracting impulsive behavior and boosting workers’ tolerance for frustration.
A new study has found that using sound-masking systems to generate natural sounds such as flowing water can reduce stressful distractions in open-plan office settings, thereby improving workers’ moods and ability to concentrate.
Kelly Bernish, director of safety, security and risk management for the City of Fort Collins, CO, encourages workers to share personal stories about off-the-job incidents. She says story-telling is an excellent means of keeping safety top of mind, both on and off the job.