What you look for in your work boots and shoes varies depending on your role. Workers may care more about comfort and style, while a good manager is also concerned about making sure those boots follow OSHA guidelines without breaking their bottom line. Despite these differing priorities, safe and appropriate footwear in the workplace should be important to workers and employers alike.
Did you ever think something smaller than a fingernail could make a grown person sick? Unfortunately for many workers in the United States, this is an all too real problem. Every summer, the tick population sees its annual population boom. With many people outside working or enjoying the weather, we also see the rise of diseases that ticks can transmit. We’ve got some tips to keep you safe and stay protected from ticks and the Lyme disease they can sometimes carry.
Helmets have been used by humans since ancient times, but it wasn't until the last 100 years that they evolved from warfare-exclusive use into the universal symbol for work that we know today.
It all started in the early 20th century when protective caps began being used for worker protection during the Hoover Dam (1931) and Golden Gate Bridge (1933) construction projects. Hard hat use expanded to mining and shipyard operations shortly after. Since then, hard hats have become a staple for workplace safety and protection. OSHA now mandates that anyone in danger of an impact head injury, falling or flying objects, or electrical shock and burns, should be protected by a protective helmet (OSHA 2012).
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, claiming 40,610 lives each year. Even though breast cancer in men is less common, it’s predicted to claim at least 460 lives in 2017. With over 255,180 new cases diagnosed each year, breast cancer is a devastating disease that has touched many of us and our families.