On the Safe Side

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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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    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

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    Living Defensively

    Safety Expert Ken Fivizzani discusses how our health and safety can be threatened anytime by unforeseen circumstances beyond our control

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    Safety and Security

    Safety Expert Frankie Wood-Black discusses the definition of safety, what is so dangerous with the safety features of child locks or caps, and more

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    Responding to Incidents

    Safety Expert Ken Fivizzani on how safety is handled at organizations and how equipment setup or procedure can potentially prevent injuries

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    Institutional Memory

    Safety Expert Frankie Wood-Black explains why we typically adopt certain safety practices in our labs and lives and why we choose not to practice others, despite data proving we should

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    Visiting Labs and Plants

    Safety Expert Ken Fivizzani talks about the importance of checking with a lab or plant before visiting about necessary safety training or precautions, which policy to adapt between your own and another lab's and more

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    Personal Emergency Plans

    What if the worst happens? Do you have a personal safety plan for you and your family? Safety Expert Frankie Wood-Black takes us through the steps to preparing for the worst at home

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    Safety Expert Ken Fivizzani explains how to set a good example as a scientist during this pandemic, how "I don't know" is an acceptable answer to COVID-19 questions, and more

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    Safety is Not an Add-On

    Safety Expert Frankie Wood-Black on why safety is not an add-on