Brake Safety Week Sept 15th – 21st
Throughout the week, law enforcement officials will conduct roadside safety inspections on commercial motor vehicles throughout North America. Vehicles with critical brake violations, or other critical vehicle inspection item violations, will be restricted from traveling until those violations are corrected. This year’s main focus will be on brake hoses/tubing as a reminder of their importance […]
5 COMMON HEADACHE TRIGGERS 1. STRESS: Frayed nerves are a frequent cause of “tension” headaches and may also trigger migraines. Take 30 minutes a day just to daydream, meditate or otherwise relax. Daily exercise also helps ease stress and tension. 2. EYESTRAIN: Focusing on one object for a long time (such as a computer […]
ARE YOU WELL RESTED?
We all live fast-paced lives, and that sometimes translates to drivers not getting the proper amount of rest. Fatigue has been said by some to be a contributing factor in more than 75% of vehicle overturns. Are you well rested? Here are some tips for staying alert while driving. Watch Your Posture – Slouching or […]
Summer is here! The summer sun and high temperatures affect everyone . . . especially those of us working outdoors. It’s important to take precautions to protect your skin and eyes. Beware of the strong, skin-searing midday sun from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Don’t leave home without sunscreen protection. Commit to wearing your hat. Don’t forget […]
FATIGUE IS A SAFETY RISK
GET A GOOD NIGHT’S REST! Are you getting enough sleep? According to an Institute of Medicine study, about 50 million Americans are not. Yet, adequate rest is as vital to health & peak performance as exercise and good nutrition . . . . and it can be so e-zzzz! Go to bed and get up […]
Prevent Heat Illness
Prevent Heat Illness There were 7415 heat -related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ). These preventable deaths illustrate how important preparation is during extreme temps. Whether you are swimming at the beach or lounging in the park, you should be […]
Oh, My Aching Back!
You’ve probably heard that in order to lift safely, you must lift properly – and here’s how: GET AS CLOSE TO THE LOAD AS POSSIBLE – The further the load is from the centerline of your body, the greater the strain imposed on your back. AVOID PICKING UP HEAVY OBJECTS PLACED BELOW YOUR KNEES – […]
EARTH’S EASIEST EXERCISE
Walking can add years to your life and life to your years – and it couldn’t be easier! You don’t need to join a health club, wear special equipment or go into training to reap the rewards. THE CONDITIONER: Walking conditions your heart and lungs and improves your body’s ability to use oxygen more efficiently. […]