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How to Prevent Falling & Related Injuries When Working at Height

Apr
20

Date: April 20th, 2021

Tips for Working at Heights: Prevent Accidents & Deaths at Work

Working at heights involves climbing things and operating above the ground; which increases the probability of falling and getting injuries.

Examples of such locations include roof edges, on ladders, dock loading, floor openings, and more.

Carelessness and small mistakes are the primary causes of deaths and injuries for most people who work at height, and a bone of contention for OSHA and other safety agencies worldwide.

In 2015, almost 40% of mortalities in the construction sector were due to falls, and most of them were avoidable. Studies also indicate that most people usually hurt themselves or die of falls from raised places.

Still, it is possible to prevent such injuries in workplaces by imparting stringent safety tips for working at heights?

As an employer, it’s crucial to provide your employees with relevant training and resources to prevent any harm related to heights.

This article will expound on the different ways to ensure safety when working in higher places.

Choosing the Right Scrubs for Your Nurses and How to Source Extra Money for PPE

Apr
10

Date: April 10th, 2021

Buying Scrubs for Nurses & How to Use Medical Factoring to Acquire PPE Money

For nurses, donning the right dress code in the workplace is a no brainer. Scrubs for nurses are a staple uniform in most pediatric rehabs and healthcare facilities. But employers must discuss and agree with their employees on the accepted workplace attire.

You must often choose a specific style, pattern, color, style, or manufacturer that fits your company’s needs.

Employer-employee discussions ensure you get the right fit for everyone in terms of size and preferences. For instance, it’s unfair to insist on long-sleeved scrubs when others may prefer short-sleeved designs for logical reasons like excess heat.

Which Weight Loss Diet for Your Goals? Discover 9 Diets & How They Help You Cut Weight

Feb
19

Date: February 19th, 2021

Identifying the Right Weight loss Diet for Your Goals

Are you onboard? Americans are pacing the shift towards healthy lifestyles. And nutrition experts are responding with several weight-loss strategies to help you achieve your goals.

According to the CDC, between 2015 & 2018, 17 percent of U.S. grownups aged 20 and above “were on a special diet on a given day,” and the numbers are rising. Many people resort to a premade weight loss diet hoping it’ll ease their journey to losing the extra pounds.

And while some see real results, others have discredited them for one reason or another or simply failed to benefit from them.

Types of Weight Loss Diets

Our list of nutrition and weight loss plans can help the body cut weight in two different ways;

  • By reducing appetite.
  • By restricting calories, fats, and carbs

It can be challenging to pick one of the two for obvious reasons. But remember, one person’s meat is another one’s poison, so this should be an entirely personal decision.

That being said, below are the most popular weight loss meal plans and how they can help you cut weight.

PPE Training: Eight Factors to Consider When Planning a Session

Feb
13

Date: February 13th, 2021

PPE Training for Employees Is Crucial for Any Organization

Employees are your most valuable resource. Their safety and health are among the essential aspects of an organization.

OSHA expects all firms to offer proper employee training and awareness of the safety gear in the workplace.

Providing PPE training for employees and other stakeholders enhance safety levels in your company. When introducing PPE training in the workplace, one must consider several factors to ensure effective implementation.

Examples of these factors include PPE necessity, durability, limitations, available types, donning procedure, inspection techniques, as well as disposal and maintenance methods. Your training should provide employees with the answers to all these considerations.

OSHA’s requires companies to provide staff with a hands-on demo on the use of PPEs. Also, if previous training becomes obsolete, employers must retrain workers on new equipment and protocols.

Retraining is also important when workers show that they didn’t understand the previous PPE training. Managers should document all details regarding PPE training dates, participants, and the various protective gear types.

Protective tools have different maintenance needs, donning methods, and lifespans depending on their targeted use and quality.

It can be a daunting task to introduce safety equipment in an organization and ensure every personnel follows suit.  For that reason, you should have a proper rollout plan.

This article explains various PPE rollout tips to ensure your staff understand workplace safety.

Choosing the Best Vitamins & Supplements for Stress

Feb
01

Date: February 1st, 2021

Choosing the Best Vitamins and Supplements for Stress

Life has its ups and downs, and downtimes can lead to endless worries. Everyone has their issues to tackle. Some of the most common matters people worry about include money, health issues, job pressures, relationships, among others.

Stresses vary in nature and can last a short or long time. When stressed, we may experience symptoms like headache, fatigue, nervousness, anger, stomach upsets, and irritability.

Stress can affect your general well-being and concentration. It can also interfere with how you relate with others. That’s why daily stress management should top your priority list.

One remedy is to turn to Vitamins and supplements for stress. Most of these nature-provided solutions will help you relax without any severe side effects.

Digging at Home: 9 Excavation Tools You Should Have & Why You Must Call 811 before Digging.

Jan
20

Date: January 20th, 2021

Handy Home Excavation Tools and Equipment

A savvy homeowner should have the skills and tools to tackle simple excavation duties. You don’t always have to pay someone to do basic digging tasks when you can get your hands dirty and save some dollars.

At one point or another, you’ll need to excavate soil— and this job is easier done with the right tools. The market has several excavation tools and equipment, each designed to ease the excavation process.

Tools are available, from modest hand equipment to complex machines depending on your area’s topography or excavation depth.

But today, we aren’t focusing on complex machines needed for massive extraction work. Instead, we’ll discuss a few handy tools that can prove helpful for jobs like doing away with tree roots, plunks, and organic impurities, etc., which can ruin your landscape’s beauty or eat up your space.

Plus, it’s crucial to accomplish all the prerequisites before embarking on your home digging project. For instance, you should dial 811 before digging anywhere to avoid tampering with any buried utility lines.

And while it sounds simple, most homeowners hardly do so, and many times the result is injury, death, or long-term outages due to damaged utility lines.

That being said, let’s focus on nine handy tools to store at home for DIY garden projects.

COVID-19 Damages to Lungs: What Does COVID Do to The Lungs?

Jan
13

Date: January 13th, 2021

COVID-19 Damages to Lungs: How Can Corona Damage the Lung

Respiratory diseases can cause massive damage to our lungs, and COVID-19 is no exception.

As scientists continue to look deeply into a second wave of the pandemic, we’ve learned a lot and enhanced our understanding of the deadly virus.

And lately, many Netizens are desperate to understand COVID-19 damages to lungs during sickness and after recovery.

Panagis Galiatsatos, a Medical Doctor and a lung specialist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, has a lot to say about COVID-19 patients.

After his encounter with several Coronavirus patients, he says many long and short-term lung complications could result from the disease.

Working with Arthritis: Everything about Arthritis Disabilities at the Workplace

Jan
09

Date: January 9th, 2021

Working with Arthritis: How to Deal With Arthritis in a Workplace

Your job matters to you because that’s how you make a living. But health conditions like arthritis can threaten to limit your potential at work.

Working with arthritis can be difficult; pain in the joints can be disturbing, especially if your job involves a lot of movement. Again, a career involving prolonged hours of sitting can further worsen your arthritis situation.

At home, you have the freedom to do pretty much what you like. But this may not be the case in the office. And while worker rights protect victims from such instances, most of us don’t know what the law says, let alone how to address such situations.

Most employees suffer silently, and the consequence is a further deterioration in health. So how can people living with arthritis manage their condition at work?

Mitigating Heat Stress in the Workplace: Tips for Employers & Employees

Dec
31

Date: December 31st, 2020

Heat Stress in the Workplace & its Effects on Employees

Job-related heat stress is a major contributor to heart-related ailments and deaths worldwide. According to CDC stats, over five million individuals in the USA suffer from work-related heat stress, and thousands of them lose their lives per year.

Heat stress in the workplace doesn’t necessarily imply sunlight related stress; it can arise from hot working environments and other factors like operating in departments with extreme temperatures, heavy tasks, or poor ventilation.

Agencies such as NIOSH and OSHA have laid strict laws that govern workplace heat stress management and develop ways to ensure heat safety.

Over-the-Phone CPR: Can Taking CPR Instructions from a Remote Dispatcher Improve Bystander Performance?

Dec
25

Date: December 25th, 2020

Can Telephone CPR Instructions Help Save More Lives?

For passersby who’ve never attended CPR training, the best you can do if a person collapses near you is call 911.

Word is going around that there’s a way a passerby can save a victim’s life by applying over-the-phone the instructions from a remote dispatcher. But what is the accuracy of telephone CPR instructions (T-CPR)? Is it as helpful in saving lives as proposers say?

Well, its effectiveness is a concern because human lives are at risk, put aside the fact that the bystander might be you, and the victim your loved one.