April 2017: What’s New in Workplace Safety and Health

Check out our safety resources in honor of Administrative Professionals Day, Defensive Driving Awareness Month, National Electrical Safety Month, and more!  

It’s Administrative Professionals Day!

Administrative professionals such as secretaries, receptionists, office assistants, are the lifeline of an organization and crucial in all sectors of the global economy. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day today, we want to take a moment to celebrate and thank them for all the hard work they do to keep the organization functioning efficiently. Anyone who has been in such role knows how stressful and challenging such work can be. Even sitting for a long period of time can cause stress and contribute to musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). Learn more about ergonomics and three (3) tips to improve posture in this blog

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is also Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This blog discusses why you should care, distracted driving laws in place, and what you can do to stop distracted driving. Check out our free toolbox talk and two online safety training courses on defensive driving:

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Get all the facts from Pete Rice, CSP, CIH as he reviews the causes of distracted driving, discusses employer and employee responsibilities for distracted driving in the workplace and gives you 10 safety tips that you can share with your friends and loved ones to help reduce fatalities and accidents from distracted driving.


defensive-driver-awareness.jpgCourse: Defensive Driver Awareness (20m)  |  Available in Spanish

This introductory online course outlines the prevention of serious injury and even death by following basic driver safety rules. On and off the job site, defensive driving is extremely important. It can save lives, help avoid injury and avoid damage to equipment.


defensive-driving-techniques.jpgCourse: Defensive Driving Techniques (1h)   |  Available in Spanish 

This intermediate online safety course offers extended driving training. It focuses on critical driver safety issues and the methods taken to control hazards that are the cause of most accidents. 



National Electrical Safety Month  

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace, is spearheading its annual campaign to commemorate National Electrical Safety Month. It’s a great time to learn how to prevent the 300+ worker deaths that happen each year due to electrical hazards. Here are several electrical safety resources ClickSafety offers:

tbt-how-to-avoid-electrical-hazards.pngFree Toolbox Talk: How to Avoid Electrical Hazards

Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews electrical hazards, tools used to prevent electrical hazards, like AFCI's & GFCI's and finishes with some sobering statistics around electrical fatalities. Pete also provides 10 Safety Tips to help keep you and your workers safe from Electrical Safety Hazards at home and on the job! 


nfpa70e-managers-electricians-ugly-05.jpgCourse: NFPA 70E for Electricians & UGLY’s Guide (2h) 

This advanced online safety course addresses electrical safety in the workplace under the NFPA 70E standard, emphasizing management responsibilities for ensuring safe working practices under the standard. As part of the safety process, this course provides a PDF of the UGLY’s Electrical Safety and NFPA 70E pocket guide to be used as a quick reference.



 Course: Electrical Safety and LOTO (1h)

This intermediate online safety course covers the lockout / tagout (LOTO) safety procedures to use when working with electrical equipment. Learn to recognize electrical hazards, understand how LOTO safety can affect you and which forms of personal protective equipment (PPE) are appropriate for working around electricity. 



Course: Electrical Hazard Recognition and Control (45m)

This intermediate online safety course focuses on the recognition and control of electrical hazards found in the construction industry. Learn the procedures involved in maintaining a safe work environment for yourself and others. This course will also teach you to identify the risks associated with working with power tools and electrical circuits.


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Course: Working Safely with Electricity (20m) | Available in Spanish

This introductory online safety course focuses on identifying common electrical hazards by reviewing a number of safe working procedures and inspection processes. Discover strategies used to aid personnel who must work safely with electrical equipment and systems and gain understanding of OSHA’s electrical safety guidelines and regulations.



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