Could Smartphones Make Workplaces Safer?

Could Smartphones Make Workplaces Safer?

Being hurt on the job is a risk many people take every day. Actual workplace injury is a nightmare for the person injured as well as for the employer. Often, a relatively small change in process or procedure can make a significant difference in preventing injury — and have the added benefit of increasing workplace productivity. Storing hazardous chemicals in a locked closet, for example, instead of out in...
Parents Should Be Wary of Inflatable Beds

Parents Should Be Wary of Inflatable Beds

With a price tag starting around $20, inflatable beds can be found in many homes today. They take up minimal room when deflated, and serve as comfortable, easy-to-prepare arrangements for guests, kids’ sleepovers, or family movie night. Some people are even choosing to use inflatable mattresses as their everyday beds. They are especially popular with low-income families who have had to find creative and/or inexpensive alternatives to traditional mattresses...
Consequences of Transportation Worker Fatigue

Consequences of Transportation Worker Fatigue

Sleep. One of those necessities of life that is in short supply for most of us. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls insufficient sleep a “public health problem.” While it is recommended that people over age 18 get at least 7 hours of sleep each night for optimal well-being, as much as 35 percent of U.S. adults are not hitting that mark. Lack of sleep...
June 12 – 18: National Safe + Sound Week

June 12 – 18: National Safe + Sound Week

Everyone cares about safety, but it’s not something most people spend much time pondering. We typically just expect to be safe — and are then surprised when we get hurt. Injuries at work are a perfect example. We step across that frayed carpet everyday without giving it a second thought, use that wobbly banister, walk past that tall stack of boxes that no one’s found time to unpack. If...
Georgia: Home of the Seventh Most Distracted Drivers in the U.S.

Georgia: Home of the Seventh Most Distracted Drivers in the U.S.

Before the cell phone, how many times in life did you wish you had one? That time your car broke down on I-85, maybe? What about all those times you wished you could tell your family, friends, or coworkers that you were running late? Don’t forget about the business trips full of downtime spent in shuttles, cars, and airports, feeling like you would be able to get so much...