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With COVID-19 spreading across the globe, some companies have been changing their working situations to allow their employees to work from home, but some companies are unable to do that and their employees still need to go into the office. This blog will give you some tips whether you are either working from home or if you are back working in the office.
When the summer months come along, so do the heat advisories. Temperature extremes can become dangerous to your health. When working in conditions with excessive exposure to heat, heat illnesses are a concern since heat stroke is a possibility.
As a worker, you have the right to know about health and safety, the right to refuse dangerous work and the right to participate in health and safety.
After the long winter we’ve had, we finally get to look forward to some warm sunny summer weather. But with that beautiful summer weather, we all know what comes along with that, and that’s…. Thunderstorms.
As news breaks that the most recent flu, perhaps even pandemic, Coronavirus (COVID-19), is starting to spread around the globe, I can’t help but think how can we best keep ourselves, loved ones and workplace safe?
At Safety Ahead we don’t just focus on workplace safety, but we think about how safety effects and should be applied to all aspects of life – this includes pets and children.
With two dogs of my own and a little one on the way, now more than ever I have been thinking about the safety of my home. There are a lot of things to consider, so to help you ensure your home is safe for everyone living there, read on to uncover some great health and safety tips for the ones you love the most!
‘Tis the season for shopping, feasting, parties and overindulgence. But as I check off my list of gifts and events in preparation for the holidays, I realized there are also many things to take into account when it comes to ensuring my family and friends stay safe over the season.
To help you stay safe over the holidays, we at Safety Ahead have compiled a list of our top hazards to take note of and avoid this time of year.
Working together and being able to provide the craft of a specific trade is what can truly make a job or project a successful and profitably one. But when it comes to the safety of multiple workers and trades on-site it got me thinking - who is truly responsible for what?
Halloween is usually fondly thought of as a fun and spooky night for kids and kids at heart, and the thought of children’s safety is usually top of mind for parents and guardians alike – for good reason.
October 31st is actually one of the most dangerous days of the year when it comes to traffic and vehicle related accidents and fatalities. In fact, pedestrian deaths spike 43% on Halloween, making it more susceptible to a traffic fatality than any other night of the year – and children being the most at risk.
Every responsible workplace should have a Safety Advisor in place that is the keeper and go-to-person for everything safety. But what makes a good Safety Advisor? Your workplace Safety Advisor has been appointed with the responsibility of ensuring your workplace is one that is a healthy and safe environment for you to be in, along with providing all staff and contractors the basic knowledge and advice of where safety features and equipment can be found (such as fire extinguishers, eye-wash stations, AEDs, safety documents and more, what to do in an emergency and ensuring the workplace is kept up-to-date on hazard assessments and certifications.
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When the summer months come along, so do the heat advisories. Temperature extremes can become dangerous to your health. When working in conditions with excessive exposure to heat, heat illnesses are a concern since heat stroke is a possibility. Heat stroke can become lift threatening if not treated immediately. When I was researching for this blog, I didn’t know the different symptoms and treatments for each type of heat illness. I suggest that everyone know and understand the different symptoms and treatments that go along with each heat illness, since it could save a life.
Determining hot working conditions depends on a number of factors such air temperature, humidity, presence of hot objects in the area, air movement, physical exertion work environment and the clothing worn. Once the conditions have been addressed and evaluated, control measures can be put in place to protect the yourself and others.
You can be challenged in a number of ways when exposed to temperature extremes. Air temperature, air movement, and humidity are all factors that need to be considered when determining protective clothing and exposure levels for the physical activity.
Recognize the signs of heat stroke and other related heat illnesses. Being aware of the signs and symptoms related to a heat illness can help keep you and the lives of others safe.
Some ways to help prevent a heat illness during these summer months include:
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