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

Cherokee Nation Sues Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens Over Tribal Opioid Crisis

Apr 26, 2017
The Cherokee Nation is suing top drug distributors and pharmacies — including Wal-Mart — alleging they profited greatly by “flooding” communities in Oklahoma with prescription painkillers, leading to the deaths of hundreds of tribal members. Todd Hembree, attorney general for the Cherokee Nation, says drug companies didn’t do enough to keep painkillers off the black market or

Mexico is the first country in the Americas to eliminate this disease

Apr 26, 2017
Trachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness in the world. From USAToday.com

Changes To Federal Insurance Plans Could Hurt Families Of Chronically Ill Kids

Apr 26, 2017
Kids with chronic conditions are especially vulnerable to health insurance changes, relying as they often do on specialists and medications that may not be covered if they switch plans. A recent study finds that these transitions can leave kids and their families financially vulnerable as well. The research, published in the April issue of Health Affairs, examines the spending impact of shifting c

(Video) Where are the best public high schools in America?

Apr 26, 2017
Parents have the choice of sending their kids to traditional public high schools, charter schools or magnet schools. But which ones are the best in the country? Retrieved from USAToday.com

May Is Electrical Safety Month [Infographic]

Apr 26, 2017
Since their introduction into the National Electrical Code in the 1970s, ground fault circuit interrupters have saved thousands of lives. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 50% of home electrocutions have been prevented by the introduction of GFCIs. The Electrical Safety Foundation International wants you to make sure your home is properly protected against ground faults with th

Construction Companies Cited for Power Line Incident

Apr 26, 2017
Two King County (Washington) contractors face large fines from the state’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for safety violations after a crane boom made contact with high-voltage power lines at a construction site in Seattle. Two workers were severely injured during the incident, when approximately 14 kilovolts traveled down the crane’s hoist line to the men working below the po

How to Keep Your Body Safe in the Summer Heat

Apr 25, 2017
It’s a warm day, and the whole neighborhood that was cooped up inside all winter has suddenly come alive. The once cold, barren streets now have children playing on lawns, teens engaged in lawn games and parents doing outdoor chores. You get a faint, smoky scent of someone grilling with every warm breeze that passes over your skin (which, probably hasn’t seen the sun in months). It&#

Getting Ahead of the Safety Curve: Keys to Building a Successful Active Threat Plan

Apr 25, 2017
As the national conversation regarding violence in the workplace suggests a heightened awareness stemming from increased media coverage, recent studies suggest there may be statistical evidence supporting this perceived frequency. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 5 percent of all businesses experience an instance of workplace violence each year. For larger organizations with

Survey Examines Advantages of Integrated Eye, Head and Face Protection

Apr 24, 2017
When safety managers are selecting protective eyewear, do they only focus on the eyes? Or do they think about protecting the entire head, if necessary, and how integrating eyewear with other protective equipment can provide better protection for employees. We should view “the head” as the total head (including brain, eyes, ears, mouth, etc.) and focus exclusively and relentlessly on safeguardi

10 Health and Safety Tips for Safety Managers [Infographic]

Apr 24, 2017
As old adage goes, “safety is everyone’s responsibility,” and a brush-up on health and safety tips may be in order. Why not make it company-wide? Designed as a safety training resource, this infographic visually explains the importance of mitigating hazards, preparing for the unexpected, keeping workers safe in emergencies and meeting OSHA requirements. The 10 tips likely are a refresher for