Hard hats are crucial pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) while on the job. Wearing this PPE can make all the difference in protecting employees like you from severe head injuries. Hard hats are required on many job sites by OSHA, regardless of whether hazards are immediately visible. Hard hats are especially important to wear – and commonly required – when working in the following industries:
Within these fields, there is a higher risk of being injured by moving objects, electrical shock or harmful collisions on the job. Hard hats protect three main areas of the body: the eyes, neck and head. Here are some key features of a hard hat that can help protect your head while you work:
For more information on the use of hard hats within your workplace, talk to your supervisor.
As the weather warms and spring approaches, you may experience seasonal allergies. Such allergies can be mild for some, but debilitating for others. In fact, one of the top reasons that adults miss work is due to symptoms of seasonal allergies. With this in mind, it’s important to take steps to manage seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergy symptoms are different for everyone, but some of the most common are:
Since many of these symptoms could be mistaken for the common cold or another illness, it is important to first identify whether you actually have allergies. Speaking to your physician or getting an allergy test are two effective ways to find out if you have seasonal allergies and determine how severe they are. Once you have a better understanding of your seasonal allergies, the next step is making an effort to mitigate your symptoms. Here are some steps you can take at work:
Consult your supervisor for more information on managing seasonal allergies in the workplace.
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