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Warning: Before you read any further, be advised that the next paragraph includes a sentence that violates an unwritten law of journalism: It mentions the name “Howard Hughes” without the prefix “eccentric billionaire.” So read on at your own peril. Aviation-wise, Howard Hughes may be best remembered for the “Spruce Goose.” The project was conceived […]
Swine flu isn’t just hype. It’s a real problem. My company just had an episode. Here’s what I learned from the experience. Swine Flu Strikes Our ordeal began last Monday when a sales person, let’s call her Hillary, called in sick with the flu. Word spread across the office like wildfire. Co-workers frantically retraced their […]
Studies show that the average job lasts no more than 3.7 years. That means the average employee must make the transition to a new boss roughly every year and a half. (The formula recognizes that it could be either the employee or the boss that’s new to the organization). Here’s some advice to help you […]
When the time changes from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time on Sunday, remember to check your safety devices. Test your home smoke alarms and change the batteries; Test your carbon monoxide detector according to the manufacturer’s instructions; See if your fire extinguishers are fully charged and ready; If you have a security system, make […]
You’ve probably heard about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), wintertime depression and fatigue triggered by reduced hours of daylight. The disorder affects about five percent of the population and can be extremely debilitating if left untreated. However, tens of millions of North Americans experience early morning winter tiredness, without depression, and that fatigue can put them […]
The experience of companies—large and small—in implementing quality, health and safety, and environmental (QHSE) management systems has given rise to an understanding of the importance of system integration. The overriding lesson is summed up in a single word: “compatibility.” Companies that achieve compatibility in their management system are the ones that reap the rewards of […]
For months, governments around the globe have been beating the drums about the H1N1 threat and the need for flu vaccination. Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to be very careful about buying flu drugs online. Many of the web sites that sell drugs on the internet aren’t properly licensed […]
Pandemics aren’t new in this world. In fact, there have been 31 recorded pandemics since 1580; three in the last 110 years, with the Spanish Flu of 1918 being the most famous for its horrific effects. It’s been estimated that this particular virus was responsible for over 500,000 deaths in the United States alone, a […]
Here’s an interesting handout from the Clovis News Journal that shows how the flu travels. Please pass it on to any concerned employees to raise awareness.
Sadly, under-reporting of workplace injuries has been an acknowledged fact among safety professionals for several years. Now, however, there are new grounds to hope that this situation may be reversed. The 3 Layers of Workplace Injury Under-Reporting Under-reporting occurs at three different levels. Government Under-Reporting: Statistical data reveals that government counts of occupational injuries and […]
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