Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Keep Fit at the Office

How to Stay Active When You Work Behind a Desk All Day

From our good friends at EHS Today:

A lack of physical activity, particularly if it’s combined with work-related stress, can threaten your overall health. According to physician members of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED), building fitness and healthy food choices into your daily office routine can make a big difference in your physical and mental well-being.

Read more about Staying active at work.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Be Safe During the Holidays

Important Holiday safety news via EHS Today:

Electrical accidents typically increase during the holiday season. The U.S. Consumer and Product Safety Commission reports that during the 2 months surrounding the holiday season, more than 14,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries related to holiday decorating. In 2010, the National Fire Protection Association stated that holiday lights were involved in an average of 150 reported home structure fires per year during 2004-2008. Those fires caused an average of eight civilian deaths, 16 civilian injuries, and $8.9 million in direct property damage per year.

Read the full EHS article.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Exposure for Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure

Via the CDC:

A dedicated and hard-working nurse is going through a normal shift. Checking vital signs, updating medical records, administering medications, comforting patients, drawing blood samples, inserting IVs, and then OUCH! What just happened? Is that a red dot underneath the glove? This can't be right...

From the NIOSH Science Blog.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Another Cintas Worker Dies In Incident Related to Industrial Dryer

Tragic. Via EHS Today:

A second Cintas employee in less than 5 years has been killed in an incident involving an industrial dryer. Kevin Burgess of Louisville, Ky., was killed Oct. 28 while servicing an industrial dryer at the company’s facility in the Louisville area. The local coroner has ruled that Burgess died of blunt force trauma.

Read the EHS Today Article here.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Welcome, New Staff Members!

Please join us in welcoming our wonderful new Lovell Safety Management staff people:

Charles Brodus, Underwriter

Charles has worked on behalf of his clients’ success as an underwriter, handling all procedures and compliance issues, staying current on all underwriting criteria. He is an authority on workers’ compensation, and is skilled and knowledgeable in workers’ comp endorsements such as sole proprietorships, LLCs, and PSLCs, and is an expert in loss history and experience ratings.  A former crisis worker for Covenant House, Charles is a graduate of the State University at Stony Brook.

James Dunscomb, Safety & Health Consultant

A former Navy electrician, NYC police officer and firefighter, James brings immeasurable experience to his role as Safety and Health Consultant. James has formulated and authored Fire Safety Manuals and Plans, and led inspections pertaining to fire, life, environmental safety, and building code compliance. He insures compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations, conducts statistical analysis on incident data, and prepares reports and projections on accident statistics, loss-control operations and corrective actions.