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National Safety Month Week 2 – Impairment

Do you know the cost of impairment to your workplace? Check out National Safety Council’s Substance Use Employer Calculator An Authoritative, Easy-to-Use Tool Providing Business Leaders with Information about the Cost of Substance Use.   Listen to the On the Safe Side podcast mini-episode: Workplace Impairment. Safety+Health Associate Editor Kevin Druley talks impairment […]

How Safe Are You?

Let’s continue learning about Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s) Listen to this mini-podcast where National Safety Council experts Lisa Brooks and Ram Maikala discuss common causes of and potential solutions for MSDs – the leading cause of workplace injuries. MSDs cost billions of dollars each year in workers’ compensation and lost productivity. […]

June is National Safety Month

It’s a great time to take a look at your bank’s safety policies and run through the safety checklist for any hazards that may be lurking. This week the National Safety Council has some great resources regarding Muscul0skeletal Disorders (MSDs)   Did you know MSDs are a leading cause of […]

Workplace Violence

Workplace violence can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assault and homicide. About two million U.S. workers are victims of workplace violence each year. By April 2021, there were 26 victims of workplace shootings Violence in the workplace can occur in any business, however, in businesses where employees have […]

Why Ergonomics is Important

Ergonomics is an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. So why is that important? #1 Safety – protects employees’ physical health, mental health, and personal happiness.   Prevents overexertion, repetitive injuries, and chronic pain issues. #2 […]

#PotholeSeason

Spring is here and many of us are getting out on the road to visit customers.  But with spring also comes potholes! They are popping up everywhere.  Here are some safe driving trips while the Michigan roads are wet and full of holes. Check out this article by Nationwide for […]

January is National Blood Donor Month

This January marks the 52nd anniversary of National Blood Donor Month – a time to recognize the importance of giving blood and platelets while celebrating the lifesaving impact of those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. Learn more about Red Cross and how you could win […]

Fall Injuries Have Big Costs

Snow, sleet, and ice all pose a risk of slip and fall accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, slip and fall injuries are the second largest cause of workplace injuries.  The National Safety Council states that slips and falls are the single largest cause of emergency room visits. […]

Winter is a Hazardous Time!

Winter is a hazardous time, remind each other of safety procedures and stay aware of your surroundings. Discuss workplace winter procedures and know who is in charge of keeping walkways and parking lots clear Remember to wear boots and be aware of icy conditions Report any injury to your supervisor […]

20 Second Choruses to Sing When Washing Your Hands

Do you sing Happy Birthday, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, or the ABC Song when washing your hands? Would you prefer to sing a song that was made by adults for adults? If you’re like me, you probably sing the chorus of these earworms randomly anyway. If not maybe you’ll just […]