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How to Create a Safety Culture in the Workplace

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Workplace Hazards: 4 Common Types

June 10, 2016

Did you know workers in all industries are exposed to one or more workplace hazards every day? Workplace hazards are costly, but if the right precautions are taken, they can be prevented. Below are are the four common types of hazards you should be aware of at work. Physical Hazards This is the most common type […]

It’s Not too Late to Get a Flu Shot

October 2, 2015

Flu season is fast approaching. After last winter’s surprise strain of the virus, many people have lost confidence in flu vaccines. While we can understand having mixed feelings about getting a flu shot, it is still a great way to protect yourself from the virus. Health officials are also urging people to give the vaccine a […]

Safety Leadership: Making Safety a Reality | OHC

Safety Leadership: Making Safety a Reality

September 22, 2015

Here at OHC, we aim to treat your injuries with the utmost care and personal attention. However, our greater goal is to help you prevent these injuries on the worksite. Unfortunately, the harsh reality is that there are over 4,000 workplace fatalities and over three million recordable injuries per year in the United States. Safety […]

6 Ways to Prevent Heat Exhaustion on the Worksite | OHC

6 Ways to Prevent Heat Exhaustion on the Worksite

July 13, 2015

Workers, especially those that work outside, are at a higher risk for heat illness and exhaustion during the summer months. Proper hydration, rest, and some other preventive measures will keep you safe while on the job. Check out our tips to keep safe while soaking up the sun:   1. The recommended daily intake of […]

National Work Zone Awareness Week

March 24, 2015

March 23rd-27th is National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW), five days dedicated to preventing work zone fatalities by encouraging safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites. Since its launch in 2000, this campaign has significantly reduced work-related fatalities, and this year’s theme is the exact same theme used fifteen years ago at its […]

Eye Wellness and Safety in the Workplace

March 4, 2015

Sight is one of our most valuable senses — especially when it comes to getting our jobs done right. However, sometimes the workplace can put this precious asset at risk. Each day, more than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury, and nearly one million Americans have lost some of their sight due to a […]

Dear Santa: A Letter On Workshop And Sleigh Travel Safety

December 10, 2014

Dear Santa, We at OHC are so excited that Christmas is quickly approaching and can’t wait for your visit in a few weeks! Christmas time is one of our favorite times of the year, and we are always thinking about the your safety and your workshop of elves. We wanted to send you a friendly […]

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