Bleeding Injuries: How To Respond

Getting a work injury is never enjoyable. However, some injuries could result in serious bleeding. Bleeding injuries can be pretty scary, and have to be treated quickly. There's a few areas in particular you want to be sure to address... Bleeding Injuries: How To Respond Check for the source Bleeding injuries, like the name implies, means there will be a bit of blood to watch for. Sometimes, this can make it hard to figure out where exactly the bleeding is coming from. However, you definitely will want to figure out where exactly the source of the bleeding is. Only then can you effectively begin to stop it. Once you notice blood, try to trace it back to where it appears to be coming from. This might be pretty easy if you get hurt and can see it. However, sometimes you might get injuries you aren't aware of until you feel bleeding. In those cases, look around where you feel the bleeding [...]

By | November 16th, 2019|

Electrical Safety: Hazards To Watch For

Pretty much every workplace these days makes use of electricity. It powers tools, machines, computers, as well as the lights and A/C. However, due to this, it helps to practice good electrical safety. With how prevalent electricity is, it helps to know what to watch for to keep yourself safe... Electrical Safety: Hazards To Watch For The cords Power cord management is an important aspect of electrical safety. Having a bunch of loose cords laying around is just asking for trouble. For starters, it becomes very easy for someone to trip over them, especially if they're in walkways. Plus, they could also accidentally pull a computer or machine off it's desk and onto the floor, which usually results in breakage. Therefore, you want to make sure your power cables are set up safely. Try to keep them away from areas where people commonly walk. Instead, try to run them along the walls or desks. You can also use power cord brackets [...]

By | November 14th, 2019|

Workplace Fatigue: Common Causes

Workplace fatigue is a common issue many workers face. It's also a common cause for a lot of workplace injuries. As a result, this fatigue is something you'll want to try and avoid. Knowing what usually leads to fatigue can help wit this... Workplace Fatigue: Common Causes Heavy workload Perhaps the most obvious cause of workplace fatigue is a heavy workload. As you go about your workday, you naturally get more tired. This process is sped up as you do more work. By the time your shift is over, you might be exhausted and feel pretty drained. This exhaustion can also lead to potential injury if you aren't careful. For most people, this is very apparent at physical jobs. Having to constantly move around, carry heavy objects, or doing other similar tasks can quickly cause your body to get exhausted. However, you can also experience this at more stationary jobs. Having to constantly exert yourself mentally can also cause similar feelings [...]

By | November 9th, 2019|

Broken Bone: Easing Back Into Work

A broken bone can occur through many number of ways at work. On top of the pain they bring, they also can keep you sidelined from working for a bit. While you might be eager to get back to work, it's important to know how to ease yourself into it again. That way, you avoid potential re-injury... Broken Bone: Easing Back Into Work Start off small Healing from a broken bone usually means a lot of rest. However, a side-effect of this is that your body might lose a bit of its conditioning. This can make those tasks you used to do no problem a little bit harder. Potentially, you could run the risk of re-breaking your healing bone. Therefore, you might be better starting off with a smaller workload. You might handle some lighter-duty matters at first, while you build your strength back up. That way, you can get back to doing the work you are used to without risking [...]

By | November 7th, 2019|

Diesel Fuel: Why Trucks Use It

Have you ever wondered why trucks opt to use diesel fuel over gasoline? It may seem odd at first that they don’t use the “common” form of fuel. As it turns out, diesel offers some better benefits for trucks than gas does… Diesel Fuel: Why Trucks Use It Efficiency One of the main factors behind why trucks use diesel fuel is because it’s efficient. Diesel offers a lot more energy than gas does. For instance, gas only produces around 125,000 BTU (British thermal units). By comparison, diesel produces about 147,000 BTU. This means diesel is a better choice for trucks, as they need the energy to carry heavy loads. Diesel is also easier on the engine. Diesel engines can run for 12,000 to 30,000 hours before they need maintenance. Gas engines can only run for around 6,000-12,000 hours before they need maintenance. Therefore, truckers can drive for longer without issue. This is crucial considering how many long hauls they have to [...]

By | November 4th, 2019|

Opioid Safety: Manage Pain Safely

After an injury, your doctor might prescribe you some type of prescription painkiller. However, these days there’s an extra emphasis on opioid safety. With how many people have become addicted to these drugs, it’s important to know how you can take them safely… Opioid Safety: Manage Pain Safely Opioid risks In order to understand why opioid safety is important, it helps to know why they’re so dangerous. The recent issues with these drugs can be traced back into the 1990’s. Drug companies began to develop more of these pain-killing drugs, which they claimed weren’t addictive, unlike past powerful painkillers. This led to many doctors prescribing them at increased rates. However, as time went on, it became apparent that these drugs could in fact be dangerous and addictive. With so many of these drugs already being prescribed, large amounts of people quickly became addicted. Addiction risk The issue with opioids, and the reason why opioid safety is so important, is because of [...]

By | November 3rd, 2019|

Motorcycle Jackets: Find Your Style

Much like helmets, motorcycle jackets are another key part of any rider's gear. However, there's a good amount of jacket types out there. Depending on your riding preferences, different jackets might suit you better than others... Motorcycle Jackets: Find Your Style Leather Leather motorcycle jackets are classics. Since they first caught on with riders in the 1920's, the leather jacket still remains a popular choice for many. This is mainly due to how leather tends to be very hardy and durable. A good leather jacket can last you quite a while, especially if you take care of it. However, these jackets can get a bit uncomfortable when riding in hotter environments. Plus, there's always the concern about how well they fare in a crash. Still, these days you can find variants modified for these situations and many more, like with air vents or extra armor. Textiles While leather was the king for a long time, textile motorcycle jackets have also become [...]

By | October 26th, 2019|

First Motorcycle: New Or Used?

Buying your first motorcycle is a very exciting experience. However, while you're probably worrying about mistakes to avoid when riding, you also need to consider what bike you'll be buying. New bikes and used bikes both have their strengths and weakness for you to consider... First Motorcycle: New Or Used? Price Price will play a big factor in what your first motorcycle is. As you'd expect, new bikes tend to be much more expensive than used ones. This is because they have no wear or tear on them, so they'll be reliable and ready to go out of the dealership. However, that peace of mind does come with a premium price-tag. Used bikes, meanwhile, are much more cheaper. That's because you're taking a bit of a risk buying a bike second-hand. These bikes might have varying levels of wear on them, and it can be harder to determine if its been cared for depending on the seller. Safety Safety is another [...]

By | October 24th, 2019|

Helmet Sizing: A Safe Fit

Your motorcycle helmet plays a crucial part in keeping you safe when you ride. However, proper helmet sizing often goes overlooked by a lot of riders. It's important to make sure that your helmet fits you properly, in order to make sure you're as safe as possible when on the road... Helmet Sizing: A Safe Fit Know your head shape Head shape plays a large role in helmet sizing. Despite this, most people don't really give their head shape any kind of consideration. There's three main head shapes which most people fall into. First is oval, the most common of the shapes. Then there's oval, which is wider in the middle, and egg, which is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. Thankfully, it isn't all that hard to figure out which one of the three head shape. All you really need to do is have a friend take a picture of your head from a top-down view. Try [...]

By | October 19th, 2019|

Motorcycle Helmets: What To Look For

Motorcycle helmets are some of the most important pieces of gear you can have. Therefore, it's important to make sure you get one which is effective for you. In fact, there's a few key features you want to look for when you're buying a new helmet... Motorcycle Helmets: What To Look For DOT stickers The Department of Transportation holds motorcycle helmets to a very high kind of standard. Considering just how important these helmets are, that shouldn't a surprise. However, the DOT also understands that you might not be able to have all their specifications memorized. Therefore, they've created a system to give you a hand. The DOT places specialty stickers on any helmets which meet their standards. That way, if you're worried about your helmet being up to snuff, just look for the sticker. Always be careful, however, as it is possible for people to fake these stickers and place them on unsafe helmets. Thick liner The main interior component [...]

By | October 17th, 2019|