Reducing job-site injuries and safety hazards is the ultimate goal for many health and safety professionals. Unlike comfy office jobs, field operators and field service technicians face safety hazards on a daily basis. Whether it’s the risks of being on the road or the very real perils of working with wind turbines or oil rigs, their jobs come with more than their fair share of safety concerns.

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It’s the beginning of August, and many of us continue to take advantage of summer travel before the fall begins—along with the semester, or that big third quarter business project. But nothing is worse than having your trip to the beach interrupted by the perils of travel: Lost luggage, stolen credit cards, misplaced reservations or confirmations…the list goes on. Yet, while some aspects of travel are beyond your control—your flight lands in Los Angeles, but your bags land in New York City—others are more easily navigable. With a few tips and tools, you can avoid becoming a victim of travel by staying prepared, knowledgeable and safe.

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Keeping your employees and customers safe is a vital part of running a successful business. Guardrails play a significant role in every organizational safety plan and like most commercial facilities, you probably have them in various locations around your workplace. Being familiar with the differences between varying guardrails and their appropriate applications may seem like unimportant trivia. However, staying well versed with OSHA’s expectations and the encompassing needs in your own workplace can be the barrier that stands between you and a nasty violation and potential fine. We’ve put together a quick crash course on the major guardrail variations and industry applications to help you make an informed decision.

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Have myths about the AED machine swayed you against including one in your workplace preparedness plan? Here are the facts about this life-saving device. An AED machine, or automated external defibrillator, is an essential component in first aid and safety. Somehow, though, there remains a knowledge gap that includes many misconceptions.

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Sleep and Its Impact on the Modern-Day Workplace

About $63 billion in the US economy is lost annually in productivity due to insomnia, as reported on the Good Body website. The average amount of sleeping recommended by doctors for anyone is 8 hours. However, most modern-day workers sleep a few hours less, leading to sleep deprivation. As a result, employers are beginning to notice the impact of lack of sleep among their workers at the workplace. Sleep deprivation negatively impacts the workers' performance and overall productivity.

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