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What does this number represent?
It’s the number of people who were killed in police-reported traffic crashes in the United States in 2009.
Here are some other traffic safety statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
5,505,000 traffic crashes were reported to police in 2009
2,217,000 people were injured in police-reported traffic crashes in 2009
$230.6 billion was the [...]
Wouldn’t it be great if people’s attitudes could be assessed before they were given a drivers’ license? Wouldn’t you like to see whether or not they’ve got what it takes to concentrate, communicate, be patient, be courteous and be able to make quick decisions?
Well, in Scotland there is a test for these skills.
The Driving Instructors [...]
When it comes to workplace safety, just getting there can be half the battle. And with the arrival of fall, longer hours of darkness and wet roads can add to the hazards of commuting. So it’s fitting that October 3 to 7 is Drive Safely to Work Week. But the one constant in our commute [...]
Productivity is the key to success as a business. When one of your employees is suffering from personal issues that seem to be consuming their life, it can hurt their productivity. Anxiety is one of the most destructive workplace health issues – especially if the employee is in a position where stress is constant – [...]
After a natural disaster or other tragedy, much emphasis is placed on providing emotional support to the families of the victims. But it’s sometimes forgotten that these events are also traumatic for those who volunteer to help their community respond to and recover from tragedy. This was a lesson learned after the sinking of the [...]
Howard Walter Florey was born on Sept. 24, 1898 in Australia. His father, Joseph, had left England to seek out a warmer climate for his tuberculosis-stricken wife. Unfortunately, she died of the disease and Joseph remarried. Howard was the couple’s third and final child.
Perhaps influenced by the death of his father’s first wife, Howard studied [...]
If you work with highly hazardous substances, you need to comply with the OSHA Process Safety Management Standard (PSM) (Sec. 1910.119). Here’s how.
Overview of the PSM Standard
The PSM standard is designed to prevent or minimize catastrophic releases of highly hazardous substances. It applies to chemical “processes” that involve the storage, manufacturing, handling or moving of [...]
We know the importance of packing an emergency kit. Ideally, these kits should include between half a gallon and a gallon (2-4 liters) of clean water per person per day for three days. But what do you do if disaster strikes and you find you haven’t stored ample water? You purify other sources of water. [...]
Many organizations invest considerable resources in their emergency preparedness plans. And it’s time and money well spent. But emergency preparedness isn’t just for organizations. It’s something individuals should do as well. So, in recognition of National Preparedness Month in the United States, here’s an article to share with your workers on why and how to [...]
The notion of “safety culture” recognizes that workplace safety isn’t just about machinery and industrial processes but is rooted in human behavior. Hooray for that bit of insight. But we still have a long way to go before we can use this nugget of truth to make actual work conditions safer.
What Is Safety Culture
When we [...]
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