Entries by Ken Turnbull

Preventing Hearing Loss from Noise Pollution

Preventing Hearing Loss from Noise Pollution Too much noise in the workplace can cause permanent and irreversible hearing loss to workers. The duration of exposure and the noise levels should be kept at a safe level at all times. Preventing hearing loss from noise pollution is incredibly easy, and the steps below will show you […]

How to Stop the Spread of Infectious Diseases

How to Stop the Spread of Infectious Diseases Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites are organisms that cause diseases to spread or become infectious. Some of these diseases can be transmitted by a person or an animal. Workers are vulnerable to various kinds of infectious diseases including airborne, blood-borne, contact, and zoonotic diseases. Knowing how to […]

Why You Need Workplace Ergonomics

Why You Need Workplace Ergonomics The science of ergonomics is used to reduce musculoskeletal injury (MSI) in the workplace.  This type of injury can occur when the physical requirements of a job exceed the worker’s capabilities. The reason why you need workplace ergonomics doesn’t necessarily revolve around comfort. Implementing the use of ergonomics can also […]

How to Avoid Cold Stress and Hypothermia

Knowing how to avoid cold stress and hypothermia is extremely important, especially when you’re working outdoors in the winter season. Your body can suffer from cold stress because of five things: Cold environment Wind which draws heat from the body Damp clothing from sweat or water Getting immersed in cold water which draws heat from […]

Avoiding Burn Injuries at Your Workplace

Avoiding Burn Injuries at Your Workplace Fire or hot materials are not the only causes of severe or lethal burns. They can also be caused by harmful chemicals or corrosive substances. These things may not only affect the skin but also the eyes, which is why it’s so important to wear eye protection in addition […]

Protection from Exposure to Allergens

Protection from Exposure to Allergens A worker can be exposed to various allergens commonly found in their workplace and this can result in adverse reactions that can the affect the eyes, skin, and respiratory system. For example, working in the agriculture industry can expose you to allergens such as animal dander, pesticides, and fumigants, while […]

The 4 Basics of Animal Handling at Work

The 4 Basics of Animal Handling at Work Working with animals comes with many risks. They may attack a worker resulting in minor or serious injuries, and the noise they make can damage a worker’s hearing.  They can also carry and transmit viruses and diseases that aren’t just a danger to the workers they’re in […]

Personal Flotation Devices and Life Jackets

Personal Flotation Devices and Life Jackets There’s a risk of drowning when your work involves being on the deck of a fishing vessel or a seine skiff. In these cases, it is required for a worker to use an approved PFD or lifejacket.  There are some things to consider when choosing the right device for […]

How to Avoid Heat Stress at Work

How to Avoid Heat Stress at Work Heat stress occurs when our bodies heat up faster than they can cool down by sweating. Our bodies need to be between 36-38°.  It’s important to protect employees working in a hot environment because if you don’t, this may lead to serious injuries and heat disorders. The main […]

Who Does and Doesn’t Need Insurance Coverage?

Who Does and Doesn’t Need Insurance Coverage? An employer is a person or institution that hires a person or people to work under a contract of employment in exchange for a salary or wage. Self-employed people, contractors, and legal entities such as corporations are only some of the different types of employers. Unless exempt, insurance […]