Personal Hygiene – Prevent the Spread of Illness at Work

Deadly illnesses such as Ebola have been on people’s minds in recent months. Many have questions about the threat of the disease and whether it could impact communities and workplaces in the United States. This is understandable, but these concerns often overshadow the more likely culprits of illness and time spent away from work this winter:

Cold Stress – Learn to Prevent and Treat It

You’re probably familiar with weather-related illnesses like heat stroke and heat exhaustion, but did you know that illnesses just as serious can also be caused by working in cold environments? The winter, like the summer, poses unique workplace hazards that should be mitigated through workplace controls and personal protective equipment (PPE). These winter illnesses, referred

Lone Worker Safety

When you hear the term “lone worker,” you might think of people who work in remote locations. Some lone workers do work in isolated places, but this is often not the case. The term lone worker describes any worker who isn’t visible or within hearing distance of other workers. This term, then, can include people

Stay Safe and Warm with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

With the arrival of a new, colder season, it’s a good time to stop and evaluate the safety measures put in place for dealing with weather-related hazards in the workplace. Employers should take steps to mitigate hazards like ice, exposure to cold temperatures and low-light conditions. In many cases, special personal protective equipment (PPE) for