Preventing Accidents at Work
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Preventing Accidents at Work

Safety management in various fields is an interest of mine. The industrial field tends to have more accidents than most other types of job sites, so I’ve spent a lot of time learning about industrial accidents. How do they happen? Why do they happen? How do they affect employees, business owners, and clients? How do they impact the overall success of an industrial business? Some of the answers to these questions can be found in this blog. I started it to share the information that I’ve been collecting with people that are in my field of interest. If you work or own a business in the industrial field, knowing how to prevent accidents at work should be important to you. The information here can help you learn how to be more proactive in preventing them.

Preventing Accidents at Work

Dump Your Hoarding Habit

Henry Ellis

The idea of hoarding has become a national obsession. You may comfort yourself in knowing that at least you can walk through your house without negotiating towering piles of boxes, but you could still have a pack rat problem if you find yourself pushing stuff into every open corner. WebMD states that between 2 and 5 percent of Americans may have a hoarding disorder. You can beat the hoarding habit and have a neat, organized home. Here's how to get started. 

One Room at a Time

Kicking the clutter out of your entire house all at once can be overwhelming. Instead, try starting with one room that needs to be reorganized. Pick a room you think is filled with items that will be easiest to part with. 

The Three Boxes Technique

Get three large boxes. One will be filled with things to trash, one with things to give away and the last with things to keep. It's important that you don't pick things up, decide to keep them and then put them back down where you found them. Your goal is not only to get rid of things, but also to organize. Put everything into one of the three categories. Then you can figure out what to do with what's left after you've finished. 

It can be hard to get rid of your stuff, especially if you are someone who finds security in owning things. Here are some ways to avoid common pitfalls. 

  • Ask yourself if the object is useful or has sentimental value. If not, it needs to go. 
  • Ask yourself when the last time was you wore that piece of clothing or used that item. If the answer is more than a year, it needs to go. 
  • Keep only one or two of each item. You don't need twelve flower vases, for example. Get rid of most of them. 
  • Do not set items aside for later. Once you pick up an item, figure out which box to put it in. 

Dump the Junk

Rent a dumpster and have it parked in your driveway. After you have filled a box of trash, throw it in the dumpster rental and walk away. Resist the urge to go through the box again or rethink your choices. 

Instead of focusing on what you've thrown away, enjoy your clutter free room and think about how nice it will be to have reclaimed your living space. 

Stop Collecting

People with hoarding tendencies are attracted to collections. After all, the whole point is to acquire as much stuff as possible. 

Remind yourself that having a large quantity of something is not as satisfying as having a few things of excellent quality. Go through your collections, and keep only your favorite pieces. Then enjoy considering how you are going to display your items in a way that pleases you. Keep a few of your favorite things in a place of honor in your home rather than a whole slew of things shoved into boxes and bags where no one can appreciate them anyway. 

Shop Smart

Instead of using shopping as a mind numbing activity, engage your brain before you hit the stores. Here are some things to remember. 

  • You are not saving money when you buy an item you don't need, no matter how cheap it is. 
  • Promise yourself you will get rid of one item you already own each time you buy something new. 
  • Give yourself a spending limit per shopping trip, and stick to it. If you have to carry only cash, do that.

You don't have to live the life of a hoarder. You can have a clean and organized home where you can actually live and work peacefully. Use these tips to get you started.