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Minimize Stress Or Discomfort In Thermal Working Conditions:

September 13th, 2023|

Maintaining constant thermal conditions in the offices is important. Even minor deviation from comfort may be stressful and affect performance and safety. Workers already under stress are less tolerant of uncomfortable conditions. Because everyone reacts differently to varying levels of heat, there never will be a perfect room temperature. A generally agreed consensus based upon a wide range of studies points to an optimal temperature lying between 20 °C and 23 °C. To have “thermal comfort” means that a person wearing a normal amount of clothing feels neither too cold nor too warm. Thermal comfort is important both for one's well-being and for productivity. An office which is too warm makes its occupants feel tired; on the other hand, one that [...]

The Hidden Hazards of Working at Heights

August 28th, 2023|

In fields like building, maintenance, and window cleaning where experts must carry out tasks at elevated locations, working at heights training is crucial. Raising awareness of the potential risks is vital since the draw of stunning vistas and the requirement of accomplishing duties at altitude might obscure any hidden threats. The teams at Auspice Safety would like to delve into the hidden hazards of working at heights to fully comprehend the dangers and help create a culture of safety.   Unsteady Surfaces   It's essential to make sure the surfaces you're standing on or utilizing are secure and sturdy when working at heights. A surface may have weak spots that are not immediately apparent, even though it seems to be [...]

What Is Workplace Ergonomics?

August 14th, 2023|

Ergonomics stands as a scientific discipline with the primary goal of comprehending the interplay between humans and various system components to enhance employee well-being and overall system performance. While it constitutes an advanced field in its own right, ergonomics draws insights from a spectrum of other disciplines, including engineering, psychology, anthropometry, kinesiology, and industrial design, among others. This collaborative amalgamation of diverse areas culminates in three distinct sub-domains within ergonomics: cognitive, physical, and organizational. To offer insight into these facets and their application in optimizing work environments, here's an exploration of each area: Cognitive Ergonomics: From a cognitive perspective, ergonomics delves into the mental processes necessary for effective role performance, encompassing reasoning, motor response, and perception. The focus of cognitive [...]

Tornadoes And Construction Safety

August 14th, 2023|

While not unique to North America, tornadoes happen way more frequently here than on any other continent in the world. In 2022, Canada saw 117 recorded tornadoes according to the Northern Tornadoes Project.   Tornadoes are unmistakable rotating columns of high-velocity wind that bring devastation to anything in their path. They are difficult to predict. Sometimes they move quickly and can leave a wide swath of destruction. At other times a tornado can be small, touching down sporadically and leaving a haphazard path of damage. In either case, they can uproot trees, flip cars and demolish houses.  Tornadoes And Construction Safety. Tornado protection is not only important on the job site but also in how homes and buildings are designed and [...]

Working from Home/Hybrid Model: Pros and Cons for Mental and Physical Health

July 18th, 2023|

Working from Home/Hybrid Model: Pros and Cons for Mental Health It's important to note that the impact of the working-from-home or hybrid model on mental and physical health can vary from person to person, depending on individual circumstances and preferences. Pros: Flexibility and reduced stress: Working from home or in a hybrid model allows for more flexibility in managing work and personal responsibilities, potentially reducing stress levels. Employees can have more control over their schedules and have a better work-life balance. Decreased commuting stress: Eliminating or reducing the daily commute can contribute to reduced stress and improved mental well-being. Employees can use the time saved for self-care activities or spending time with family. Increased autonomy: Working remotely can provide a [...]

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