Occupational Health Center News

Workplace Stupid Mistakes: Part 2

November 2, 2017

Stupid mistakes. We’ve all made them on the job—some just more costly than others. Oftentimes, the stupid mistake is a task the worker is trained to do correctly, has performed hundreds of time, and knows better than to do. So why do stupid mistakes happen? It’s not because a worker is dumb or doesn’t care […]

How to Create a Safety Culture in the Workplace

November 2, 2017

Creating a safety culture can be a difficult task to take on. Oftentimes, most everyone has a different definition of what safety means, making the ability to settle on one direction seemingly impossible. It’s also a topic that encompasses so many elements in the way a company functions—from how the company manages its employees to the way […]

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Handling Hand Injuries: How to Choose the Right Work Gloves

October 26, 2017

When working in harsh environments, the first thought is usually to make sure you have the right equipment to protect the head, face, and body. But what about your hands? From chemicals to cuts, there are many workplace dangers that pose serious threats to your hands. Wearing gloves is essential to preventing potentially serious injuries. But, […]

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Fact or Fiction: 4 Myth About Respirators

October 2, 2017

Respirators are a critical piece of safety equipment for those who work in environments with toxic substances. While their use may seem simple on the surface, a lot goes into selecting, using, and maintaining respirators. Here we separate fact from fiction and set the record straight about respirator usage. Fact or Fiction: Facial hair doesn’t […]

Avoid Heat Stress With a Prevention Strategy

September 21, 2017

There are many dangers to working in the heat. While people typically think about this problem during the summertime, heat-related illnesses are a problem many workers face every day, all year long. Heat-related illness is a general term for a number of conditions that happen as the result of working in a hot—or often humid—environment. […]

5 Ways to Avoid Head Injuries in Construction

September 21, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1.7 million people sustain a brain injury every year in the United States. While many who experience a brain injury recover quickly and resume their normal lives, at least 125,000 are permanently disabled. One of the most dangerous work environments is the construction job […]

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5 Ways to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls at Work

August 11, 2017

Slips, trips, and falls are a significant cause of workplace injury and death. According to the National Safety Council, they account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths per year; second only to motor vehicle accidents. Slips, trips, and falls can happen practically anywhere, in any workplace. There are a number of unsafe conditions that […]

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How to stay safe while working in the rain

July 7, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, Seattle is not the rainiest city in the United States. With a 30-year average rainfall of 66 inches per year, our very own Mobile, Ala., wins this title. Here in Mobile, we don’t let a little sprinkling stop us. So how can you stay safe in the wet weather while on […]

Get Some Sleep: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Workers

July 3, 2017

Sleep—while many people don’t see the importance of devoting much of their time for it—plays a serious role in not only their overall health but also their ability to safely perform their job. And unfortunately, this problem is only continuing to grow. According to researchers, Americans are getting 20 percent less sleep than they did a […]

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Ladder Safety: How to Prevent Falls in Construction

May 12, 2017

Ladders can be useful tools, but when used incorrectly, they can cause serious injuries or even death. In fact, each year falls from ladders make up a third of deaths in construction. Fortunately, falls are preventable when you plan ahead, provide the right equipment and train workers to use equipment safely. OHC wants to help […]

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