Category Archives: Coastal / DuPont

How to Survive an Active Shooter in Your Workplace

Apr 13, 2017
It’s sad. It’s tragic. It has an impact profound enough to rattle an entire nation; launching citizens, students and employees into a state of fear and panic. While science and research hasn’t quite allowed us to pinpoint the mental and psychological reasons behind why school or workplace shootings take place, we have been able to pinpoint what steps should immediately be taken i

10 Incredible Facts About Breasts (Bonus: How to Administer a Breast Exam)

Oct 04, 2016
Photo Credit: Cienpies Design/ 123RF So we’re straying a little bit from our usual topics involving workplace safety because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those of you never touched by the dark, rampant reign of cancer of any kind, you’re lucky. When it comes to breast cancer, it is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. [3] Additionally, 1 in 8

9 Ways to Save Your Body From Lasting Effects of Hard/Manual Labor

Sep 23, 2016
Good ‘ol fashion manual labor can certainly be tough on the body of the working man (and woman!). In fact, the National Bureau of Economic Research States that “The rate at which health deteriorates with age is faster in manual occupations than in non-manual occupations. For many people, work wears out their health” [3]. Now, this doesn’t apply to every person, and there

Cultural Competency: We’re Depending On You

Sep 13, 2016
Seriously, We’re Depending On You In a harmless social setting among family and friends, we virtually can’t talk about race, culture or gender disparities in America without there being some sort of disagreement regarding our perceptions about how said disparities unfold in front of our very eyes. Everyone seems to have something to say about religion, age, sexual orientation and cou

Safety Tolls to Match the Time: OSHA Penalties Rise to Accommodate Inflation

Jul 08, 2016
The year is 1990. Pretty Woman was one of the top grossing movies, and we were on the brink of one of the most technological advancements of all time. Grunge was starting to be the fashion, and the wild, loud, erratic styles of the ’80’s were on their way out (gone, but never forgotten). It was also the last time OSHA made any changes or upgrades to the ways in which they penalize comp

Dirty, Filthy Blood

Jul 01, 2016
“VICE: Tell us about yourself. Do you consume human blood? Galatea: I am a modern vampire. I was awakened at a very early age. It is part of who I am. It’s very beautiful, very spiritual. I do consume real human blood. Oh yes, I have read all the medical hoo-ha about no human having any medical or psychological need for blood. I personally, do not care what modern medicine or the psych

A School That Provides The One Constant In Homeless Children’s Lives

Jun 21, 2017
Photographer and journalist Katie Hayes Luke reported throughout the year on an innovative school for homeless children in Oklahoma City, Okla. We’re not using the first names of students and family members to protect their privacy. On the last day of school, the fifth grade students at Positive Tomorrows perform last-minute rehearsals for the inaugural “Classy Awards.” Teachers,

More teenagers choosing summer studies over jobs

Jun 21, 2017
Alida Monaco doesn’t spend her summers doing the usual teenage stuff, like working at the mall or flipping burgers. Instead, she’s studying special relativity and astrophysics — by choice. Monaco, 18, a recent high school graduate in New York City, spent upwards of three hours a day on homework while in high school. Summer classes allowed her more time to learn new things. “I chose to

Restaurant, processed foods account for large portion of sodium intake: study

Jun 21, 2017
Minneapolis – People consume most of their dietary sodium through commercially processed and restaurant foods, meaning “telling patients to lay off the salt shaker isn’t enough,” according to researchers at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lisa Harnack and her team recruited 450 people from various cities to participate in a one-year study. Participants maintained 24-hour records of food i

Don’t panic, but there are bugs in your food!

Jun 21, 2017
We consume thousands of insect pieces when we drink coffee. But it doesn’t end there. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains. Retrieved from

Timely Heat Illness Discussion during ASSE 2017

Jun 21, 2017
DENVER — Given the temperature reached the 90s on day 2 of ASSE, a panel discussion about the science behind head illness and how to prepare for it came at the right time. “An Athletic Approach to Heat Illness—Beyond Water, Rest, Shade,” included a panel of athletes and coaches that discussed how to approach preventing heat illness in the workplace. Speakers included: Joseph A.

The Heat Is On! 6 Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Jun 21, 2017
The long, hot days of summer will be here before we know it. In fact, most of the United States is expected to be hotter than normal June through August 2017, according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center. That means heat safety should be top priority in any industrial work environment. To keep your talent safe and productive, employers must educate employees and supervis

Michigan Attorney General Charges Five Officials with Involuntary Manslaughter in Flint Water Crisis

Jun 20, 2017
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has charged Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley, former City of Flint Water Department Manager Howard Croft, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Drinking Water Chief Liane Shekter-Smith and Water Supervisor Stephen Busch with involuntary manslaughter related to their

Texas Governor Signs Legislation for Teen Workplace Safety Training in School

Jun 20, 2017
The AIHA has announced it worked with Texas State House Representative Dr. Greg Bonnen (R-24) to introduce House Bill 2010, which encourages school districts and educators to include workplace safety training information in the curriculum of appropriate courses for students in grades 7-12. “This new law represents both a challenge and opportunity for Texas and the Nation,” said AIHA

Most American Workers Unprepared for Workplace Cardiac Emergencies

Jun 20, 2017
DENVER — The American Heart Association is launching a new campaign that calls for training U.S. workers to respond appropriately to workplace cardiac emergencies and also for public access to AEDs, automated external defibrillators. The association announced it June 19 and released results from new surveys that indicate most American workers aren’t prepared to handle these emergencies

Autism risk increases 34% if mom has fever while pregnant, study says

Jun 14, 2017
Pregnant women who come down with a fever, especially in the second trimester, are at increased risk of having a baby with autism, a new study reports. Research published Tuesday by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health observed 95,754 Norwegian children born between 1999-2009. About 15,700 children where born to mothers who had fevers during their pregnancies. Within that gro