February 25, 2021
By: TuMeke Ergonomics
There are many obstacles when building a sustainable and successful safety program. If you’re like most safety professionals, you probably find yourself bogged down by manual processes that make incident and response reporting a tedious task. This often leads to limited reporting and upper management deprioritizing safety initiatives.
As a champion of safety, how can you reduce risks of injury and guarantee the safety of your colleagues when faced with this challenge?
VPPPA has partnered with the experts at MindWise Innovations to present a monthly article addressing issues and questions that members might be hesitant to ask about. These columns will address your concerns about mental health, substance abuse, brain injuries, family issues, and more.
February 18, 2021
By: Lisa Desai, MindWise Innovations
Got iSleep and Safety: The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep
Why is sleep so important?
Sleep, or lack of sleep, has a big effect on our physical and mental health. Studies have shown that sleep is connected to eating habits and weight, stress management, mood, irritability, and concentration. Restful sleep allows the body and mind to reset and recharge for the next day.
It’s cold outside!! So, batten down the hatches, but beware of carbon monoxide!
February 11, 2021
By: Brenda Wiederkehr, CSC
It’s wintertime, and particularly in the north, we close the windows and doors, creating a microenvironment to warm up and stay comfortable. Some people heat with electricity, which runs the risk of further drying the already dry winter air. However, most places stay warm by burning products. Most of the time, these items are hydrocarbons such as petroleum-derived products like coal, oil or gas, or in the form of renewable fuels such as wood.
February 4, 2021
By: Kevin Gardner
It's easy for germs to spread when cold and flu season arrives at your door. Given the small and confined spaces of most offices, they make the perfect place for individuals to pass along the cold and flu. If you're looking for ways to keep your office healthy but aren't sure what to do, don't despair. With proper cleaning and a team effort from everyone at your company, it's possible to keep illness at bay while getting work done. Check out these tips to avoid an outbreak this winter.
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