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It's Fire Safety Month!

Did you know? Every year there are approximately 6,000 fires in US businesses! According to The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) it is estimated that U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3,340 fires in office buildings each year. These fires caused an annual average of four deaths, 44 fire injuries, and $112 million in direct property damage. Less than one-third of the fires (31%) occurred between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. More than one in every four office property fires (29%) was caused by cooking equipment. (coffee makers...

September's Safety Focus | Office Ergonomics

Your office workstation set-up is extremely important for your ergonomic health, especially if you sit at a desk for multiple hours a day. Here are some great tips to help keep your body safely aligned! DESKTOP WORKSTATION SET-UP Your spine, the center of the keyboard and the center of the monitor should be in a line at a right angle with the desk edge. If you rarely use the 10-key portion of the keyboard, position the keyboard slightly to the right so the center of the letter keys (between the B and N keys) are in alignment with the spine and...

Forklift Safety in the Workplace

Forklifts and pedestrians don’t always mix well, but we have to make it work. In this Monthly Safety Topic message, we’re providing some helpful safety tips to prevent pedestrian injury from a forklift or motorized pallet jack. According to EHS Today, 36% of forklift-related deaths are pedestrians every year. In addition, 20,000 serious injuries are caused by forklifts every year. While forklifts are involved in just 1% of all industrial accidents annually, they are involved in 10 percent of all annual industrial injures! FOLLOW THESE 10 SAFETY TIPS TO...

General Workplace Safety

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As a light industrial staffing partner, our primary objective is to ensure the safety and health of our workforce. Our goal is to provide safe and healthful working conditions for all workers we assign to our client companies. To achieve this, Doherty Staffing Solutions has established a list of general safety rules for our workforce to follow. While held to a minimum, the rules address behaviors and work practices that can lead to accidents and injuries. Each employee should become familiar with and follow Doherty’s General and Safety Rules when working in a light...

National Electrical Safety Month

According to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) President Brett Brenner, “Electrical accidents that occur in an office environment are usually a result of faulty or defective equipment, unsafe installation, or misuse of equipment – specifically, extension cords, power strips and surge protectors.” Common electrical hazards found in office environments: Overloaded outlets Unsafe/non-approved equipment Improper placement of electrical cords Live parts unguarded, such as broken/loose outlet plates Pulling of plugs to shut off power...

Safety Tips for Distracted Driving

Each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash. Nearly every driver is guilty of some form of distracted driving, activities include things like talking on a mobile phone, texting, or eating. Using in-vehicle technologies (such as navigation systems) can also be sources of...

Safety During Severe Weather

Destructive, severe weather is a reality in our country, and particularly in the Midwest. April of each year marks the beginning of the severe weather season. While we cannot eliminate storms, we can take the time now to prepare and get all the facts on how to stay safe when severe weather occurs. During any severe storm, whether at home or work, you should take shelter as quickly as possible: Move to the lowest floor that you can safety gain access. (Note: This may be a basement area.) Stay away from windows, glass doors or other sheet glass (e....

The Cost of Disengaged Employees

Disengaged Employees
A Case Study 8:00 AM Jake is an employee at a technology company. When he arrives at work, he logs in, then heads off to the break room to grab a cup of coffee. He runs into a few co-workers on his way back and they catch up on fantasy football rankings and recently added shows on Netflix. 8:20 AM Jake returns to his desk and opens his first work order to begin entering client information. 8:25 AM Jake's cell phone vibrates. It’s one of his buddies inviting him to play an executive round of golf after work. He replies that he’s all-in,...

4 Steps to Protecting Company Data

Cyber Security
Corporate Cyber Security Ever wonder where sensitive information like performance reviews, attendance records, merit increases, and social security numbers are stored? There‘s a good chance it’s locked up in a human resource information system (HRIS), the crossroads where HR and IT connect. This software enables businesses to centralize virtually all of the data and records necessary to manage their employees. In today’s technology-savvy world, cyber security is a top concern for corporations as well as medical, financial, and government organizations. Every time the news reports another...

Health & Productivity at Work [Infographic]

Health & Productivity
The link between health and productivity gives employers the power to get more out of workers by helping them be as healthy as possible. A few ways to keep employees healthy include encouraging physical activity at work, supplying healthy snacks, and hosting company lunches with a caterer that can deliver healthy menu items. The social aspect of these practices can generate a positive impact as well. By providing snacks and lunches, hunger can be knocked out as a productivity-killing distraction. The following infographic was created by ZeroCater, and...

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