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Some Tips to Help Reduce Hand Injury in Food Manufacturing

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Some Tips to Help Reduce Hand Injury in Food Manufacturing

With hand injuries totaling nearly 20,000 each year in the food manufacturing industry, we’ve rounded up a few unique and helpful tips that will help you and your employees mitigate injuries and remain productive and efficient.  Implement Pre-Shift Warm Ups: Employees who work in this industry are performing repetitive motions throughout the day which are the leading causes of strains and sprains. By implementing a routine that includes stretches and warm-up exercises, you can help your employees to prepare for the day ahead. Take Precautions Against Slips: When an employee slips and/or falls in the workplace, they can end up...

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Instinct vs Protocol: How Safety in The Workplace is Evolving

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Instinct vs Protocol: How Safety in The Workplace is Evolving

No matter what industry you work in, you know that safety is paramount. There are many ways to approach safety policies, but this week we’re talking about behavior-based safety procedures. What is behavior-based safety, you might be asking? Well, it is a natural response to any sort of hazard. It comes down to the innate safety mechanism that humans have within them, sometimes known as the flight or fight response. The problem is, that over time, an employee becomes so used to their work environment that they lose the edge off of this instinct begins to fade away. When you become acclimated...

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Introducing the New Ice Gripster 380INT Cold Weather, Water Resistant Work Glove

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Introducing the New Ice Gripster 380INT Cold Weather, Water Resistant Work Glove

We’re excited to introduce these new work gloves just as winter is on the horizon. These gloves have been designed to withstand water as well as cold temperatures. They’re constructed from two seamless layers. The first is a 7-gauge acrylic terry cloth material, covered by a 13-gauge nylon shell. This double layer construction is finished by a double coating. The first coat on the glove is a full dip in smooth rubber, which creates an excellent barrier against liquids. The second dip over this smooth rubber is a dip of just the palm in foam rubber, which offers the wearers superb...

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Some Safety Tips for Every Industry

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No matter what industry you’re working in, you know that safety is of paramount importance. There are hazards around every turn that could lead to devastating injuries and even fatalities if they are not mitigated properly. This week, we’ve rounded up the top 6 steps to implementing a safety plan for your work environment.   Step 1: Economics of Safety The fact of the matter is that workplace industry cost employers tons of money and significantly reduce productivity. Some of the direct costs associated with workplace injuries, on behalf of the employer include: medical expenses, legal fees, worker’s comp, and...

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How Safety Has Evolved Over the Years

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How Safety Has Evolved Over the Years

No matter what industry you find yourself employed in, there is no doubt that safety is one of the key focus points when it comes to completing tasks. An awareness of safety is actually something that humans have built in, it is a natural instinct to react to a dangerous situation. You might recognize the term “fight of flight”. This sort of behavior-based safety protocol has existed for centuries because it is applicable in any circumstance; from nature to the workforce. However, behavior-based safety often diminishes in its effect once individuals become more acclimated to their environment and don’t recognize hazards...

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