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6.01.17
It's National Safety Month — Our Experts Weigh In
  At Integrity Staffing, we have comprehensive safety policies and procedures in place to protect both our workers and clients from harm to people and property (and insurance rates). It's so important to us that we even offer all potential clients a free safety consultation by our OSHA-certified experts!   But simply passing out a handbook is not enough. Employees must be encouraged and enabled to identify risky behaviors and make smart safety decisions every day. Here are our experts' top tips for creating a safe work environment.   Wear the safety gear. Every single time. There should be no exceptions, even for a task that will only take 5 seconds. That's long enough to have an accident.   No shortcuts with the machinery. Built-in safeguards on tools and equipment may give you a sense of security — but they only work if employees are using them correctly.   Promote constant awareness. Just as they teach you in driving school, workers should keep a watch on...
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7.05.16
10 Ergonomic Fixes for Your Work Space
  Aching back, stiff neck, frequent headaches, wrist pain, eye strain, sore feet, swollen ankles, drained energy: these are just a few of the physical problems you can suffer when your work environment is working against you. Try these easy changes — the first 5 are for sitting work, the next 3 for standing work, the last 2 for everybody.   1. Check your chair height. When you sit at your desk with your hands on the keyboard, your forearms and thighs should be parallel to the floor. If the chair is too high and feet are left dangling, the pressure on your thighs will cut off circulation to your legs. Too low, and you'll end up with wrist and neck strain. If adjusting the chair to proper keyboard level makes it too high for your feet, use a small stool.   2. Check your chair depth. You should be able to sit all the way back so that the chair back supports your spine, and still have at least 4" of space between the front edge of the seat and your calves. If the chair seat...
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6.13.16
How to Maintain a Safer Workplace
When it comes to workplace health and safety, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure. In other words, the consequences of an accident are far more expensive than keeping it from happening in the first place.   At Integrity, we partner fully with our clients to ensure that best safety practices are in place at the job sites where our associates are assigned. In fact, we have our own OSHA certified staff experts, who offer this advice for a successful health and safety program.   Show that you're committed. Invest time, money and effort in the program. Hold meetings to discuss employee safety and health. Provide for training refresher courses at regular intervals. Ensure that medical aid or supplies appropriate to your industry are accessible.   Give employees a stake. Invite suggestions for risk reducing equipment or processes. Form safety teams. Establish a system for reporting hazards and correcting them.   Administer a comprehensive...
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