On the Safe Side

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    Distracted Driving

    More than 2,800 people died, and an additional 276,000 were injured in distracted driving accidents in the U.S. in 2018. Safety expert Ken Fivizzani talks about how to avoid distracted driving

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    Has your risk tolerance changed?

    Frankie Wood-Black is concerned about risky behavior. She has a few questions about why we engage in it

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    Spring Fever is Upon Us

    With the arrival of spring, Frankie Wood-Black has some advice on how to safely tackle spring cleaning chores

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    Understanding infrastructure

    Frankie Wood-Black focuses on the intersection of infrastructure, preparedness and safety

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    February is Heart Awareness Month

    Our safety expert, Frankie Wood-Black gets to the heart of a critical safety matter

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    New Year's Resolutions

    Start 2021 on the safe side with New Year’s resolutions from our resident safety expert Frankie Wood-Black

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    Pet Peeve

    Pet peeves. We all have them in life, and in safety. Safety Expert Frankie Wood-Black shares two pet peeves, and explains how they came to be.

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    What's Changed?

    Safety Expert Ken Fivizzani shares the importance of understanding what’s changed when it comes to safety in the lab environment

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    Using your Senses

    Frankie Wood-Black sniffs out the connection between safety and our sense of smell

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    For Whom Does the Alarm Toll?

    Ken Fivizzani explores the sometimes mundane world of alarms, and why we should fight the impulse to ignore them

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    Evacuation Planning

    Hurricanes, fires, or being stuck in a stadium – these events sometimes require a hasty evacuation but one can still prepare. Do you have a plan to escape?

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    Safety on Stairs

    Every year, an estimated 12,000 American deaths are related to stairway accidents. Read why, and avoid getting injured.

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    Slips, Trips, and Falls

    Read the explanation to why slips, trips, and falls are a perfect example of the “safety iceberg.”

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    Housekeeping

    Safety Expert Ken Fivizzani talks about the role of ‘housekeeping’ as part of any lab safety audits. He shares over 25 different suggestions for improving the general condition of your laboratory

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    Safety is Not Just About Us

    Learn about the concept and essential elements of behavioral safety and how to approach a person that is not utilizing the suggested protections during the current public health situation