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Lead in the Workplace: Exposure Methods

Lead in the Workplace: Exposure Methods

Lead may be absorbed through the skin, lungs, or intestinal tract. Inhalation is the most common source of occupational lead poisoning. When lead is inhaled, up to 50% of the lead particles can reach the lungs, depending upon the size of the particles. Larger...
HIPAA: As an Employee, What Can I Do

HIPAA: As an Employee, What Can I Do

Scenario #1:  Passing through a crowded check-in area, Nurse Olivia overhears William, the clinic check-in clerk, loudly telling a patient on the phone that they need a follow-up appointment because their Staph test just came back positive. Is William taking the...
Fears of Diversity

Fears of Diversity

The truth of the matter is that everyone has unconscious bias whether they recognize it or not. Throughout our lives there are three major groups that heavily influence us; family, friends, and the media. They influence our thoughts and often pass on dangerous...

COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself and Others

The FDA has approved several vaccines that can minimize an individual’s risk of contracting COVID-19. The FDA has designated which age groups are authorized to receive the vaccine. In general, people are considered fully vaccinated, two weeks after their second dose...

Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) – Load Handling

Before you attempt to lift a load, be sure that your vehicle can handle the weight of the load by checking the manufacturer’s nameplate located on the body of the vehicle. Be sure that the load is properly stacked and secure. When lifting pallet loads, place the forks...