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Safety

Hospital staff trains for a frightening possibility

The Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa, held an active shooter drill. This allowed staff to practice sheltering in place or escaping during such an event.

Man walking up stairs. Prevent falls on stairways by using the handrail
An easy way to prevent falls: Use handrails

Serious injuries can result from falling down stairs. Using a handrail and staying distraction free can prevent you from slips and falls when going up or down stairs.

Students in line at a school cafeteria
Study breaks down specifics of school employee injuries

SFM conducted an in-depth study of school employees in Minnesota to learn which employees were most likely to be injured, and how. What they learned might surprise you.

Man using a standing desk
Standing desks and other alternative workstations come with both risks and benefits

Standing desks or sit/stand workstations are becoming an increasingly common option, but they come with their own risks and benefits for worker health and safety.

Step ladder safety in schools
How one school district is preventing falls among staff

The Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools decreased falls by making stepladders easily accessible throughout its buildings.

Jim Andrews, CEO of ADO products
CEO Q&A: Company's emphasis on safety starts at the top

ADO Products CEO Jim Andrews talks about his company’s emphasis on employee safety.

Why chasing shoplifters is an unsafe choice for retail employees

You might see retailers chasing shoplifters in the movies, but in the real world it’s not a great idea. An employee could fall, get hit by a car or worse.

Welder wearing personal protective equipment
Welding and cutting torches: Protect yourself from ear damage caused by hot slag

Ear injuries can occur anytime someone is welding without ear protection, and the risk is especially high when a welder is working at an odd angle.

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