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  • Focus On: Mental Health and Domestic Violence in the Era of COVID-19

    Negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have become front and center and are covered frequently by the national news. Things like layoffs, stay-at-home orders, lack of PPE, stress on our healthcare system and the number of deaths make the nightly news. But, there are other negative effects that aren’t talked about much or as easy […]

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  • Focus On…Spring Cleaning: Keeping your Work Site Clean

    Cleanliness is often synonymous with safety. Clutter-free work areas allow you and your team to focus on the tasks at hand with the ability to move freely without fear of injury or incident. Maintaining clean and organized work conditions may also save your organization time on projects, resulting in a faster completion rate. So, in […]

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  • Focus On…Practical Workplace Safety Apps

    2020 sounds so futuristic and when you think about it, technology has come a long way from what it was 30 years ago. We have Amazon’s Alexa to help us control our home’s electronics, and touch screen tablets that were only figments of sci-fi imagination 30 years ago. We also have useful apps that can […]

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  • Focus On… Fireplace & Chimney Safety

    Santa won’t be able to come cascading down your chimney if it doesn’t meet proper safety standards. Sorry, those are the rules. Fortunately, you have time to make sure your fireplace is up to par before Saint Nick makes his annual run.  Fireplaces are wonderful; they look beautiful when they’re lit and it’s a good […]

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  • Focus On… Addiction in the Workplace

    According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million Americans adults battled a substance abuse disorder in 2017. 74% experienced an alcohol addiction, while 36% had an illicit drug addiction.  Addiction in the workplace can not only cause disharmony within the organization, but also bring about unforeseen safety hazards. So, what […]

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  • Focus On… UV and Heat Safety

    In North Carolina, heat and humidity go together like biscuits and gravy. These intense conditions make people working outside more susceptible to heat-related illness and UV damage. Exposure to UV rays and extreme heat can have various negative impacts on your health. But, what exactly are UV rays and what makes them detrimental to your […]

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  • Focus On… Warm Weather Pests

    The warmer weather is indicative of many things: afternoons by the pool, cookouts with family and friends and memorable vacations. The heat also brings animals out. Some critters are harmless, but others can be potentially deadly. Ticks, spiders and snakes are especially abundant in North Carolina. Ticks are external parasites that latch onto a host […]

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  • Focus On… Workplace Eye Wellness

    You know the old saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” We all take our eyes and sight for granted; think about what you would do without it. Would you still be able to perform the duties on your job? March is recognized as Workplace Eye Wellness Month in an effort to […]

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  • Focus On… Generator Safety—Don’t be Caught in the Dark

    I’m sure you’ve heard it time and time again. During every winter weather storm, elected officials, first responders, and news anchors echo the same sentiment, “Don’t bring your gas-powered generators inside.” Running a gas powered generator in your home emits the same type of deadly fumes as leaving your car running in a closed garage. […]

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