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Death on the Job: 2017 Fatality Numbers Released
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Death on the Job: 2017 Fatality Numbers Released

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released their National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries for 2017. The total fatal...  More →

Related Topics: Construction , death , fails , jobs , Safety

Q & A: Death By PowerPoint
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Q & A: Death By PowerPoint

Question: “What is the best way to move beyond death by PowerPoint in training?” Answer: Try telling a story…watch the...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , hr , online safety training , OSHA , Safety , Training

NSC 2018: “Eliminating preventable deaths in our lifetime.” with NSC President Debbie Hersman
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NSC 2018: “Eliminating preventable deaths in our lifetime.” with NSC President Debbie Hersman

Series host Jill James sits down with the President and CEO of the National Safety Council, Debbie Hersman. Together they...  More →

Related Topics: nsc , Podcast , President

State of Safety Report Grades States on Preventable Deaths and Accidents
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State of Safety Report Grades States on Preventable Deaths and Accidents

In late June, the National Safety Council published its annual report that reviews and ranks the efforts states make in...  More →

Related Topics: Safety , Study

HSI and Parent Heart Watch Partner to Prevent  Sudden Cardiac Death
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HSI and Parent Heart Watch Partner to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

Health & Safety Institute (HSI) and Parent Heart Watch (PHW) have partnered to offer HSI’s Remote Skills Verification (RSV) training...  More →

Related Topics: remote skills verification , partnership , Parent Heart Watch

Heat Stress Prevention
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Heat Stress Prevention

Heat stress kills over 300 people each year in the U.S. These deaths are preventable with good safety training. Overheating...  More →

Machine Guarding
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Machine Guarding

Workers who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 injuries and over 800 deaths per year. ...and machine safeguards are...  More →

Overhead Line Safety for Electrical Workers
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Overhead Line Safety for Electrical Workers

Accidental contact with live overhead power lines can cause serious injuries, and even death. Work involving tall vehicles or non-dielectric...  More →

Ladder Safety Tips
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Ladder Safety Tips

Each year in the U.S., falls from ladders result in more than 160,000 injuries and 300 deaths. Those numbers are...  More →

Avoiding Slipping Hazards
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Avoiding Slipping Hazards

Watch your step! This edition of safety training tips is about avoiding slipping hazards. Slips and falls account for 19,00...  More →

Fall Protection & Prevention
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Fall Protection & Prevention

There are 792 reasons for using fall protection. That’s the approximate number of fall fatalities in the construction industry, from...  More →

Slips, Trips, & Falls Checklist
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Slips, Trips, & Falls Checklist

Prevention of Slips, Trips, and Falls is major point of emphasis for employers across a wide range of industrial classifications...  More →

Flu Season Safety
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Flu Season Safety

This safety training tip topic is flu season safety. Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness...  More →

Respiratory Protection
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Respiratory Protection

Did you know that an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators throughout the United States? And that...  More →

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2)
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Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2)

Every day, more than 12 workers die on the job – and more than 4.1 million workers suffer a serious...  More →

Bleeding Control
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Bleeding Control

The leading cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. Someone who is severely bleeding can bleed to death in...  More →

Mining
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Mining

Mining companies need to stay focused on prioritizing safety and regulatory oversight. While deaths and severity of incidents in mining...  More →

Ammonia Safety
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Ammonia Safety

This week's safety training tip touches on the topic of ammonia safety. Ammonia is considered a health hazard because it...  More →

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety
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Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety

Hydrogen sulfide is the topic of this episode of our safety training series. That’s the rotten-egg-smelling odor that’s produced as...  More →

Workplace Violence Checklist
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Workplace Violence Checklist

This checklist helps identify present or potential workplace violence problems. Employers also may be aware of other serious hazards not...  More →

AED
Emergency Care

AED

An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a lifesaving device that treats victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, a leading cause of...  More →

Construction Safety Infographic
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Construction Safety Infographic

Did you know that construction deaths account for more than 21% of all fatalities in private industry, and falls account...  More →

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What’s OSHA’s #1 Unrecognized Hazard?
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What’s OSHA’s #1 Unrecognized Hazard?

Death By PowerPoint. The phrase was first popularized in American military active-duty circles nearly a decade ago (Iraq; Afghanistan), to...  More →

Related Topics: online safety training , OSHA

Summer Safety
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Summer Safety

It’s the time of year when we break out the BBQs, sunscreen and celebrate our declaration of independence as a...  More →

15 Rules of Defensive Driving
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15 Rules of Defensive Driving

Motor vehicle accidents cause more workplace deaths than anything else. In 2020, 37% of on-the-job deaths in the United States...  More →

Related Topics: Driving , DOT , Driver safety

Recent BLS Figures on Workplace Fatalities
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Recent BLS Figures on Workplace Fatalities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics posted new data in December regarding deaths from on-the-job injuries for 2016. According to a...  More →

Related Topics: Workplace Fatalities

CPR Training for Underserved Populations
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CPR Training for Underserved Populations

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) can be the difference between life and death. In fact, the combination of immediate high-quality CPR and...  More →

Related Topics: CPR , AED , Training

American Heart Month: Women and Heart Disease
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American Heart Month: Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. However, women sometimes experience...  More →

Related Topics: heart disease , heart health

Schools
Active Shooter Training

Schools

Being prepared for the worst-case scenarios that could one day strike your school is vital. Sadly, the risk of facing...  More →

Winter Road Safety Tips
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Winter Road Safety Tips

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in...  More →

Related Topics: winter safety

The Beginner's Guide to CPR and AED
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The Beginner's Guide to CPR and AED

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. It can often happen with little or no...  More →

Related Topics: CPR , AED , awareness

Distracted Driving Infographic
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Distracted Driving Infographic

According to the NHTSA, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving during daylight hours, which creates enormous potential...  More →

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Lessons from a Life in Safety: #8
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Lessons from a Life in Safety: #8

Grace is your place. A long time ago, I was investigating a death. A maintenance employee had fallen from a...  More →

Related Topics: job , online safety training , OSHA , PPE , Safety , safety training

American Heart Month: Women and Heart Disease
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American Heart Month: Women and Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for both men and women. However, women sometimes experience...  More →

Related Topics: heart health , heart disease

Workplace Violence Prevention Training Components
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Workplace Violence Prevention Training Components

Four Components of Workplace Violence Prevention Training A person with a severe injury can bleed to death in as little...  More →

Related Topics: active shooter , active violence , AVERT , Bleeding Control , workplace violence

Dealing with Grief in the Workplace with Care and Empathy
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Dealing with Grief in the Workplace with Care and Empathy

Have you ever had to cope with the death of a co-worker? Have you supported a colleague with the loss...  More →

Related Topics: Whole person , Psychological Safety

Stop the Bleed Training | Bleeding Control Management
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Stop the Bleed Training | Bleeding Control Management

Three Principles to Stop the Bleed A person with a severe injury can bleed to death in as little as...  More →

Related Topics: AVERT , Stop the Bleed , Bleeding Control , active shooter , active violence

Bleeding Control Training | Stop the Bleed Instructor Training
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Bleeding Control Training | Stop the Bleed Instructor Training

Three Techniques To Stop The Bleed After a severe injury, a person can bleed to death in as little as...  More →

Related Topics: Bleeding Control , AVERT , Stop the Bleed , Tourniquet

Q & A: Top DOT Safety Issues
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Q & A: Top DOT Safety Issues

Question #1: “What is the one most difficult US DOT safety issue to combat?” Answer: Motor-vehicle related deaths. It’s merely...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online safety training , OSHA , Safety , safety training

Why Online Training is a Smart Investment
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Why Online Training is a Smart Investment

Operational Savings Workers and their employers pay dearly because of injuries, illnesses, and deaths. They also can have property damage...  More →

Related Topics: accident , Compliance , Construction , engagement , hr , job , online safety training , PPE , return on investment

The Beginner's Guide to CPR and AED
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The Beginner's Guide to CPR and AED

Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. It can often happen with little or no...  More →

Related Topics: CPR , AED

10 Ladder Safety Tips for Work and Home
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10 Ladder Safety Tips for Work and Home

The US ranks third in population but according to the World Health Organization, the US leads the world in ladder...  More →

Related Topics: Other , safety training , home

How to Position Your Hands for CPR: Adult, Child, and Infant Guide
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How to Position Your Hands for CPR: Adult, Child, and Infant Guide

Cardiac arrest is among the leading cause of death in the United States and worldwide. This life-threatening emergency occurs when...  More →

Related Topics: CPR , cpr training , SCA , Sudden Cardiac Arrest , hand placement

AVERT: The Importance of Emergency Bleeding Training
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AVERT: The Importance of Emergency Bleeding Training

Bleeding isn’t always life-threatening. But when severe bleeding occurs, immediate responders can be the difference between life and death when...  More →

Related Topics: Bleeding Control , AVERT

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving
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Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

When you hear the words “unsafe driving,” you likely think of speeding or drunk driving. But distracted driving results in...  More →

Related Topics: accident , awareness , Compliance , DOT , Driver safety , OSHA , prevention

Hazardous Effects of Hazardous Energy – Stay Safe and in Control
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Hazardous Effects of Hazardous Energy – Stay Safe and in Control

Well thought-out plans to control hazardous energy prevent 50,000 injuries and 120 deaths a year, according to OSHA. Hazardous energy...  More →

Related Topics: Hazards , hazaradous

Best Practices for Preventing Heat-Related Emergencies
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Best Practices for Preventing Heat-Related Emergencies

High temperatures can be dangerous to people at work, home and play. A hot environment with high humidity can lead...  More →

Related Topics: heat , Emergency , heat stroke

June is National Safety Month - 2015
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June is National Safety Month - 2015

Talk about an awareness month HSI can get behind…. June is National Safety Month, and, according to the National Safety...  More →

Related Topics: June , Safety Month

Emergency Bleeding: How To Stop The Bleed Until Help Arrives
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Emergency Bleeding: How To Stop The Bleed Until Help Arrives

Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventable death in the United States. In fact, around 40% of deaths from...  More →

Related Topics: Bleeding Control , Stop the Bleed , First Aid

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