Industrial jobs $8-$10/hr or more – 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts
Ridgeland, Madison, Jackson area
Call our Ridgeland office at 601-856-9200 or apply online.
We have new full time openings in Meridian! $7.50/hr -$13/hr
Assembly Techs, Machine Operators, Forklift Operators and Janitorial
All shifts available and temp to hire
Minimum of 1 yr experience in an industrial or warehouse setting.
Pre-hire drug screen & criminal background check required
APPLY TODAY or call 601-483-9111
ALLERGIES, ANTIHISTAMINES & DROWSINESS
Spring is almost here! It is time to put away the heavy coats and break out the sunglasses. But the weather conditions that lead to “spring fever” also give rise to another affliction that affects many of us-hay fever.
Hay fever can make those who are sensitive to pollen miserable, interfering with work and play. Fortunately, modern medicine has developed drugs which give temporary relief from hay fever’s common symptoms. As users of antihistamines and decongestants know, however, there are side affects to these over-the-counter drugs. The side affect most often experienced is drowsiness.
A Gallup survey of allergy sufferers was conducted several years ago. This survey found that the package warnings against driving or operating heavy machinery while taking the medicine are largely ignored. If you think about it, this shouldn’t be surprising-since people take the medication so that they can continue with their normal activities, and they attempt to do so.
We hope that people will be aware of the drowsiness problem and watch out for it while working or driving. However, a recent Cal-OSHA Reporter article indicates this is not the case. A University Medical Center research team conducted an allergy workshop and concluded that most workers who are trying to control their allergies with over-the-counter drugs are not aware that they are sedated. In addition to feeling drowsy, other side affects of being sedated are reduced coordination, slowed reaction time and impaired judgment. These may be even less recognizable than drowsiness, but any of this can happen when a person is not fully alert. The use of allergy medication can also effect one’s ability to focus on the work to be done by causing dizziness, nervousness, nausea or headaches.
Working in a hazardous industry is dangerous enough in itself. You must be alert at all times and able to react to production issues, recognize safety hazards, and be an asset to the crew. So what can be done to reduce the discomfort of hay fever season, yet keep you effective at work? The following tips may be helpful:
Finally, if you have any questions about allergy medication, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Some products may be less troublesome than others. Spring allergies can be very uncomfortable, but an accident or injury could bring an even greater problem into your life.
Working Solutions in Ridgeland, MS is currently hiring for sorters and machine operators in the Madison area. If you are interested, please check out the job postings listed on the website or call the office at 601-856-9200.
Working Solutions will be at the following job fairs this month:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Job Fair at the Neshoba County Coliseum from 1pm to 7pm.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 we will be at the Fall 2017 Career Expo on the University of West Alabama campus from 9am until 12pm. It will be located in the Bell Conference Center on the UWA campus.
We hope to see you at one of these events!
Every day in the United States, roughly 2,000 workers experience an eye injury serious enough to require medical attention, according to NIOSH. Although the majority of these injuries involve small particles striking or abrading the eye, some are far more serious and result in permanent blindness. However, eye injuries are preventable if proper personal protective equipment is worn correctly and consistently.
A worker’s eyes can be damaged in a variety of ways, NIOSH notes. Causes of work-related eye injuries include:
NIOSH lists five main types of eye protection and recommends that workers consider the hazards that are present before selecting which type to wear:
Chemicals used to manage insects, rodents, weeds, molds and germs all have the potential to cause harm to workers. Pesticides come in different forms, including sprays, liquids, powders, granulates, baits and foggers. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in Hamilton, Ontario, offers the following advice to help mitigate the risks associated with using pesticides:
Cell Phone Safety
DO CELLULAR PHONES CAUSE MORE VEHICLE ACCIDENTS?
It’s common knowledge that the number one cause of work-related fatalities is vehicle accidents. Most companies have at least one truck, if not a whole fleet of vehicles, and their drivers face the hazards of the roadway day after day. Sometimes a trip ends tragically.
Now, a new technology threatens to increase the accident potential for drivers. In more and more companies, cellular phones are being used by construction, service and delivery personnel, as well as by management levels. According to one research study, the use of a cellular phone while driving increases the risk of having an accident four-fold. Another study found that having a cellular phone in a vehicle increased the risk of being involved in an accident by 34 %. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports an increase in the number of complaints about drivers talking on their cellular phones while operating a vehicle. Critics of these studies argue that the research is poor and does not make a decisive connection. Besides, having a cellular telephone in the car can be an advantage when used to call emergency services. What do you think?
Reported Hazards Associated With Cellular Phones:
Safety Reminders For Cell Phone Users:
All drivers are at risk of having a vehicle accident before, during or after work, and the use of a cell phone may increase this risk. Concentrate on the above reminders! Don’t become a statistic!