Category Archives: Coastal / DuPont

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

Oct 11, 2017
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

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

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

Fall Protection: Are You Fully Prepared?

Oct 17, 2017
Companies have a constant need to improve the safety of employees and the environment they work in. Supervisors and company leaders understand how quickly accidents can happen in the workplace and how devastating their effects can be. As workplaces advance and evolve, fall protection methods must, as well. The advancements made in the fall protection industry make life easier but, more importantly

Owner sent to prison for workers’ comp fraud

Oct 17, 2017
The owner of an electronics recycling company in New Jersey has been sentenced to three years in prison for saying warehouse employees performed only clerical duties when obtaining workers’ compensation insurance.  Albert Boufarah, owner of Supreme Asset Management Recovery (SAMR) in Lakewood, NJ, was sentenced after pleading guilty to second-degree conspiracy and insurance fraud. The company

Respiratory Protection Selection Made Easy (Or At Least, Less Confusing)

Oct 17, 2017
With so many respirators in use and readily available for purchase through both online merchandisers and at neighborhood hardware stores, it’s important to remember that when it comes to choosing respiratory protection, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States, according to O

We surveyed over 600 safety professionals, here are their surprising responses:

Oct 12, 2017
We recently sent out a survey to thousands of safety professionals all over the United States, and we managed to gain responses from over six hundred of them. We wanted to know more about their safety training methods, the biggest challenges they face with safety training, and how their organization views safety training in general. The feedback was excellent, and we loved gaining insight into thi

Winter is Coming and Bringing Workplace Hazards—Are You Ready?

Oct 11, 2017
It was a long brutally hot summer—and the crisp change toward winter is welcomed by many. As the pleasantly dipping temperatures head to the “brrrrr” stage, as Safety, are you preparing your facility and workers (and management) for the different hazards associated with the colder weather? Have you planned ahead well? Cooler temperatures bring along unique hazards, as well as those w

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up in 2016

Oct 11, 2017
A total 37,461 people killed in crashes on U.S. roadways in 2016, a 5.6 percent rise from 35,485 in 2015, according to research released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Data for the report was derived from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a census of fatal crashes in the United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, which is not included

7 Tips to Secure Workplace Safety On A Small Business Budget

Oct 11, 2017
One of the biggest challenges that small businesses face is ensuring the safety and health of their employees. Limited budgets and resources restrict the amount of time and devotion that small businesses can spend maintaining workplace safety compliance. Because of this, workplace safety is a growing concern among small business owners. Specifically, 35 percent of the small business owners survey

Learning something new could help lower on-the-job stress: report

Oct 10, 2017
Ann Arbor, MI – “You learn something new every day,” an old adage suggests. And people who apply that saying at work may be more effective at dealing with stress than their co-workers who take coffee breaks, walk or listen to music to relax on the job, according to researchers at the University of Michigan. The researchers conducted separate, complementary studies of workers in various indus

30 minutes of activity a day – including walking to work – can help reduce heart disease: study

Oct 10, 2017
Burnaby, British Columbia – Engaging in 30 minutes of moderate activity – including household chores and walking to work – most days could decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed physical activity survey responses from about 130,000 adults ages 35 to 70 in 17 countries from the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological Stu