June is…

By Michael Marr, Safety Technical Resource Consultant National Safety Month is held to celebrate and encourage awareness of the importance of safety. Organized by the National Safety Council (NSC) in 1996, this month marks the 27th year of promoting National Safety Month. Every day this month is a chance to promote safety, not just at … Continue reading June is…

National Safety Month targets preventable accidents

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer According to the National Safety Council’s (NSC’s) Injury Facts, three people in the U.S. die every 10 minutes from preventable accidents. To raise awareness of the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities, the NSC designates each June … Continue reading National Safety Month targets preventable accidents

Distracted driving: Do you feel lucky?

By Joe Koehl, BWC Loss Prevention Supervisor To quote Dirty Harry in the 1971 classic film: “You gotta ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’  Well do you punk?” Distracted driving may not seem as perilous as staring down a scowling Dirty Harry, but really, it is. Distracted driving will take more lives in … Continue reading Distracted driving: Do you feel lucky?

Aggressive driving – How much time do you really save?

By Joe Koehl, BWC Loss Prevention Supervisor Does it irritate you when you’re trying to be an upstanding, law-abiding, defensive driver, keeping a safe three-second following distance from the car in front of you, and somebody changes lanes and cuts you off? And then another car and another car and another car? It can irk … Continue reading Aggressive driving – How much time do you really save?

National Safety Month: Slips, trips and falls are no joke

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Pratfalls in television and movies can be comedy gold. Chevy Chase practically built his career on them. But slips, trips and falls at home or at work are no joke. Stats from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration show most general industry incidents involve slips, trips and falls, … Continue reading National Safety Month: Slips, trips and falls are no joke

National Safety Month: Worker wellness and workplace safety – a dynamic duo

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Abbott and Costello, peanut butter and jelly, R2-D2 and C-3PO. Some people, foods and droids are just better together. The same goes for employee wellness and workplace safety. The National Safety Council’s Campbell Institute recently released a report stating workplaces should expand beyond initiatives such as smoking cessation … Continue reading National Safety Month: Worker wellness and workplace safety – a dynamic duo

National Safety Month: Will you be ready if disaster strikes?

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer From volcanic eruptions to active shooter situations, the news in recent weeks has been a reminder that unexpected dangers come in many forms and can be just around the corner. Emergency preparedness – the theme of week one of National Safety Month – is also a reminder that … Continue reading National Safety Month: Will you be ready if disaster strikes?

National Safety Month: If you don’t care about your safety, who will?

By Melissa Vince, BWC Public Relations Manager Workplace accidents can uproot our lives in so many ways. Not only do we need medical care and time to recover, we may not be able to quickly return to work or family and community activities. That’s why BWC takes time every June to talk about National Safety … Continue reading National Safety Month: If you don’t care about your safety, who will?

National Safety Month: Stand ready to respond!

The National Safety Council (NSC) is using June to remind the workforce about areas of safety we might take for granted. Until June 12 they are promoting “Stand Ready to Respond” that emphasizes being prepared at your workplace with a first aid program. BWC consultants remind employers and employees when they are doing on-site visits … Continue reading National Safety Month: Stand ready to respond!