Like other activities involving high speeds and heavy machinery, riding an ATV can be risky. To help stay safe, follow common sense safety tips. Take knowledge to the extreme and learn more about these important tips for safer riding:
- Get trained
- Wear a helmet
- No children on adult ATVs
- Don’t ride tandem
- Don’t ride on pavement
- Don’t ride under the influence
via ATVSafety.gov Safety Tips.
Ergonomics is the scientific study of people at work. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repeated tasks. This is accomplished by designing tasks, work spaces, controls, displays, tools, lighting, and equipment to fit the employee´s physical capabilities and limitations.
via CDC – Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders – NIOSH Workplace Safety and Health Topic.
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
The amount of sleep a person needs depends on many factors, including age. For example, in general:
- Infants require about 16 hours a day
- Teenagers need about 9 hours on average
- Most adults need 7 to 8 hours a night for the best amount of sleep, although some people may need as few as 5 hours or as many as 10 hours of sleep each day
- Women in the first 3 months of pregnancy often need several more hours of sleep than usual
However, experts say that if you feel drowsy during the day, even during boring activities, you haven’t had enough sleep.
via Sleep Deprivation Effects and How Much Sleep We Need: Babies, Teens, and Adults.
Driving is a privilege. A driver’s license gives you a certain level of freedom, but it also gives you an enormous amount of responsibility. When behind the wheel this responsibility comes in many forms:
• Wearing safety belt
• Driving sober
• Focusing on the road
• Driving defensively
A lot of responsibility comes with a driver’s license. You have to drive safely, obey the traffic laws, and respect the rights of other drivers. Not only should you concentrate on your own driving, you should also be well aware of the other vehicles around you. Driving safely also includes how and where you park your car. Passengers in your car put their safety in your hands and expect you to drive safe as well.
Shopping for groceries can be time-consuming, but if you dont buy them, you’re more likely to end up eating fast foods or ordering a pizza, which are can be costly to your familys health. These junk foods aren’t good for your your waistline either.
via How to Shop for Groceries.
HOW TO REDUCE, PREVENT, AND COPE WITH STRESS
It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming and your career and family responsibilities will always be demanding.
But managing stress is all about taking charge: of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way you deal with problems.
via Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress.
What can you do to avoid falling at work?
It is important remembering that safety is everybody business. However, it is employers’ responsibility to provide safe work environment for all employees. Employees can improve their own safety too.
You can reduce the risk of slipping on wet flooring by:
- taking your time and paying attention to where you are going
- adjusting your stride to a pace that is suitable for the walking surface and the tasks you are doing
- walking with the feet pointed slightly outward
- making wide turns at corners
You can reduce the risk of tripping by:
- always using installed light sources that provide sufficient light for your tasks
- using a flashlight if you enter a dark room where there is no light
- ensuring that things you are carrying or pushing do not prevent you from seeing any obstructions, spills, etc.
via Prevention of Slips, Trips and Falls : OSH Answers.