Safety should always be one of your company’s top priorities. It is estimated that there were at least 4,764 deaths last year due to improper safety and safety protocols. Safety risks include poor or ineffective training for employees, as well as working in hazardous conditions or industries that can cause worker harm.

Keep reading for some tips on how to make employee safety a priority.

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The coldest months of the year are quickly approaching, reminding us of the importance of keeping your family safe from cold-weather-related injuries from late fall into the depths of winter! Western North Carolina is blessed with a fairly mild climate year-round, but as we learned last March when power outages occurred and it was under 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside, cold snaps do still happen around here!

Keep reading below to learn some tips for keeping your family safe during cold weather!

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An often-overlooked facet of safety in the workplace is electrical safety. Although many people don’t dig around too much in breaker boxes or other high-risk electrical areas, anything can happen so it’s good to be mindful when working around electricity. Electrical injuries accounted for at least 1,900 workplace-related injuries in 2022. In the residential world, as many as 200 people died as a result of electric shock or other electricity-related injuries. In many cases, these were preventable.

Below are some tips on how to keep your employees safe from electrical hazards in the workplace.

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Crime is an unfortunate reality of life. Some crimes are more or less common than others, but there is always a risk of becoming a victim of violent crime.

Violent crime is classified as assault and battery, sexual assault, murder, and others that cause direct physical harm to an individual.

Women are more likely than men to be victims of violent crime, but it can happen to anyone. Attackers can be people you may know (which is most often the case) or strangers. 

Because the risk of crime is ever-present, you must learn how to protect yourself and practice safety whenever possible. Many criminals are opportunistic, which means there are certain things more likely to cause a violent crime that is often common sense. Keep reading below for tips on how to keep yourself safe.

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More than 14 million people meet the criteria for an alcohol disorder, with alcohol abuse being a big issue in the US. The effects spill into American work environments, Alcohol abuse in a work environment can result in lost productivity, increased absenteeism, and workplace injuries. An employee’s drinking habits can affect companies no matter how big or small the workplace is.

Keep reading to learn about the risks of alcohol in the workplace and how to recognize if one of your employees may be abusing alcohol, and what to do. 

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September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, which means now is a good time to think about how to protect your home and family from disasters, whether natural, or otherwise. Keep reading below for a list of tips!

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As a small business owner, we know you already have a ton on your plate. Between coming up with a business plan, marketing strategy, budget and more, it’s easy to let safety fall by the wayside and forget to come up with a hazard communication plan for your business.

No businesses are ever 100% safe from an emergency situation, and there will be times where you will need to facilitate a safety effort between your employees and management to ensure your team stays safe and knows exactly what to do in the event of an emergency.

Part of workplace safety is your Hazard Communication Plan.

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