Sara Hornik is marketing manager at Summit Training Source, a complete EHS training solution provider. She has a B.A. in Communication from Michigan State University. Sara can be reached at SaraH@safetyontheweb.com.
A hit to the head can result in traumas such as brain injuries, neck injuries and spinal cord damage. In the workplace, proper use of hard hats, protective eyewear and hearing protectors can help prevent many of these debilitating and costly injuries.
Slips and falls can result in all kinds of serious injuries, including fractures, sprains, head and neck problems, and spinal injuries. By keeping your work site free of debris and other objects, you can greatly reduce the potential for a slip, trip or fall accident.
Building a safety culture in your organization does not happen overnight. At the root of a safety culture is behavior, and changing human behavior requires education. Changes occur on two levels: getting the individual to stop doing some things and getting the individual to start doing other things.
Donâ€™t let an emergency turn into a tragedy â€” be prepared
According to Merriam Websterâ€™s dictionary, first-aid is defined as â€œemergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained.â€ When a co-worker is injured, our first reaction is to help them using any means necessary. When proper procedures are not followed it can lead to additional complications and injuries.