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Archive for May 2015

Basic hazard assessments: What you need to know

May 29, 2015

By Elyse Nabata A hazard is a situation, condition, or thing that may be dangerous to the health and safety of workers. A hazard assessment is the process of identifying hazards and ways to eliminate or control them. Typically each workplace has its own hazard assessment process, so always make sure that you’re familiar with […]

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Drink up this summer!

May 22, 2015

By Caitlin Kehoe There is one particular day of my life that I will never forget. I was in junior high, and it was one of the last days before summer vacation. I should have been excited but, on this particular morning, I wasn’t feeling like myself. My class was doing an activity that involved […]

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Summer is within view – and so are our six safety stories!

May 15, 2015

By Melissa Babcock May long weekend has arrived and with it comes warmer temperatures (we hope), longer days and the beginning of summer just around the corner. This means countless students will soon be pounding the pavement looking for summer jobs, if they haven’t already. The influx of many new, possibly inexperienced young workers into […]

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NAOSH Week: My rule of thumb

May 8, 2015

By Angela Unsworth The struggle…it is real… Have you ever had one of those mornings that just seemed to be challenging no matter what it is you are doing? That’s my day today. I burned my thumb attempting to curl my hair for work this morning, a new skill I’m trying to learn. Then, when […]

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School’s out for summer! 5 tips to get the most out of your summer job.

May 1, 2015

By Calissa Reid On this day two years ago I was crawling out of bed much earlier than my typical 10 a.m. wake-up call, ironing my sleekest pair of dress pants and practicing a firm handshake for the first day of my summer job. I arrived at the building happy to be there, bursting with […]

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