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Industrial Eye Protection

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     The U.S. Department of Labor reports an estimated 1,000 eye injuries in American workplaces every day. An astonishing number and one that is unnecessary. Factor in workers compensation, medical expenses and production time lost, and you’ll find losses topping $300 million. Add to that the physical, emotional and psychological pain of suffering a potentially [...]

8 Picnic Safety Tips

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  Summer is in full swing for some, winding down for others. The time for outdoor fun in the sun is now, and nothing says Summer like an outdoor picnic. The perfect picnic image is the same for most of us. We like to picture a beautiful blanket and large picnic basket filled with yummy goodies beneath [...]

Worker Dehydration

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If you are thirsty then you are already dehydrated. Dehydration affects worker productivity but not only that, it is dangerous to the individual. Dehydration takes place when the body loses more fluid than it replaces. Adults should drink an estimated 8 glasses of water daily. That amount increases significantly depending on several factors. You can [...]

Ergonomic Injuries

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Ergonomics. The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) defines it as the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. You may better understand it as this: [...]

Secondary and Dry Drowning

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    Drowning. We typically think of the Hollywood version, lots of yelling and splashing about.  However, in last week’s post we discovered the Silent Signs of Drowning. Today we’ll look at two lesser known types of drowning : Dry Drowning occurs when a small amount of water is inhaled into the lungs causing the muscles to spasm, creating [...]

Hard Hat Requirements

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      Having a hard head is almost a necessity in today’s workplace. BUT even the hardest head can be injured. OSHATOES® wants you to be safe and O.S.H.A. compliant. Work-related head injuries may be preventable. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem in the United States. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to [...]