What’s So Funny About Workplace Safety? How Humor Can Help Create a Safer Work Environment

A recent study found that there is a positive correlation between employee happiness and workplace safety: the happier the employees were, the safer the work environment tended to be.

Of course, this could also be a chicken and egg relationship:  maybe people are happier when they feel safe?  I know I’d be happier if I didn’t have to worry about my own safety every day!

But this relationship does make sense to me. When employees are more engaged, more inspired, or just plain happier, chances are they are less stressed out,  more communicative, more creative and more alert.  People who actually want to be at work on a Monday morning are going to, I think, be more aware of their environment and more conscientious about their working environment and the well-being of their coworkers.

But beyond the general “feel good”, morale-boosting humor factor, I believe there are several ways humor in the workplace can create a safer work environment:

Humor is an effective stress buster

Stress is totally in the eye of the beholder  – it’s not the events themselves that create stress, it is totally our interpretation of the events that causes us stress.  And since humor is an effective way of changing how we look at things, tapping into our sense of humor can reframe day-to-day challenges and help us see problems in a more grounded, realistic light. Humor, in other words, helps us keep mole hills as mole hills long before they threaten to erupt into mountains.

We also need to remind ourselves that when a stressful situation happens, we have 100% control over how we react to that situation. Humor helps us gain a sense of control over our emotions by allowing us to choose a more positive reaction.

So what does all this have to do with safety?  A lot, I’d suggest.

Stressed out people don’t think clearly,  tend to make more mistakes, and often do things in a hurry-all of which can lead to more accidents in the workplace.

Simply put:  stress can blind us to the hazards around us; whereas humor can enlighten us by helping us keep cool, calm and collected. 

Humor can help you deliver your safety messages more effectively

To communicate effectively,  you need to stand out from the herd to be heard. Humor is an effective tool that can help your messages stand out from all the noise, keep people awake, and help people remember the safety messages for a long time.  (There is, after all, a reason that 70% of all award-winning ads incorporate humor in them.) 

Humor is a reframing tool, so it can be used to help people see your safety messages in new ways. And because smart humor appeals to both logic and emotion, humor is incredibly effective at doing what any good communication strategy needs to do – connect the brain to the heart.

Some people worry that humor might trivialize a serious message, but with a little creative thought, this needn’t be a concern. Any safety message, no matter how serious, can benefit from a little levity thrown into the mix.

In fact, I’d go so far as to say that if you are serious about safety in your workplace, then you better think about getting serious about your use of humor!

Humor can make your (sometimes) dreadfully boring safety meetings come to life

I’ve been there-I drew the shortest straw, and thus had to represent my department at the mandated monthly safety meetings.  In other words, I, like most of the other folks at the table, HAD to be there.

But wouldn’t it be better if people WANTED to be at your safety meetings? If they WANTED to be fully present?  If they WANTED to participate and share their ideas?

Meetings don’t have to suck the soul out of everybody attending them to be effective. You really can make meetings more productive and have more fun at the same time.

Adding some humor to the meeting agenda, having a fun ritual to kick off or end the meeting, including door prizes in the meeting, opening up your safety meeting with a funny safety-related quote or showing humorous safety videos, are all simple but effective ways of bringing a little fun and energy into any safety meeting

HA + HA = AHA! Humor sparks creative thinking

There is, in fact, a huge correlation between humor and creativity. Humor in the workplace reduces stress, promotes lateral thinking and again, helps us see things in a different way. Both humor and creativity are about looking at your challenges and seeing them in a fresh, new way.

So if you need to get creative about solving some of your safety issues, creative in terms of how you secure more money out of the old budget, or you need to get more creative with your safety messages, then, once again, a little humor goes a long way.

Humor in the workplace builds trust and fosters more open, closer working relationships

This has been born out in study after study – teams that laugh together, work well together.

If you are part of a team where there is a high level of trust, and positive, supportive communication with each other,  then it is that much easier to offer  feedback and call each other out when someone is doing something in an unsafe manner.

Humor can help us disagree with each other, without being disagreeable, so no matter how touchy a safety issue is, humor helps build the kind of working relationship between co-workers where it’s easy to be open and honest with one another.

Connect Mobile Phone Internet to Your Computer or Laptop With The Help of Bluetooth

I am using jazz internet on my mobile and whenever needed I use this net on my laptop. I am going to explain the method in two major parts.

Firstly, we have to make pair between our computer and Bluetooth mobile first as follow:

1. Open control panel. Select “Printer and other Hardware.” Select “Bluetooth Devices.”

2. Find “Add” button in Bluetooth devices window and click on it.

3. Check the button “My device is set up and ready to be found” and click on next.

4. Remember that your mobile Bluetooth should be on.

5. When computer Bluetooth will find your device, select your own device and click on next button.

6. Check the option button “Let me choose my own passkey” and give 1234 or on your own.

7. After computer Bluetooth will start making pair with your mobile, you will receive a message asking for the same passkey that you chosen, type it on your mobile then push on save or OK.

8. Computer Bluetooth will complete making the pair between them.

Secondly, you have to make a dial-up for your mobile internet.

2. Click on start. Select all programs and then accessories. Select communications and then “New Connection Wizard.

3. Click on next button.

4. Check option button “Connect to the internet” and click on next.

5. Check option button “Set up my Connection manually” and next.

6. Check option button “Connect using a dial-up modem” and next.

7. Select only Bluetooth modem and un-select any other modem if selected by default, and click on next.

8. Type the name of your Internet Service Provider. You can give any name.

9. For phone number; give number as *99# and click on next.

10. Give username of your mobile service and password. If you do not know about what is internet password or username you can ask from your phone service or can also find from internet. I’m using jazz phone service in my mobile and I know what its password and username is. If you are using any other mobile service, give its username and password.

9. Click on next and then finish the set-up.

Now after assuring your computer is connected with your mobile via Bluetooth, open that dial-up and give username and password. You are connected to mobile internet on your computer.

IMPORTANT: This method works only those Internet connections which does not require User Name/Password authentication. I hope this information is helpful. Visit my blog for more.

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Prosperity Investing – Tips For Your Financial Prosperity

Do You Know How to Fund Your Investments?

Welcome readers, and thank you for reading this post, "Private Money Goldmine". I realize that there are thousands of investment manuals and self-help books on the market, and that you could easily create another author's materials, but after reading my little known approach to increasing the return on your retirement investment money, you'll be certain you've made the right choice. What you'll learn in this article is everything that your bank, your investment counselor, your accountant and your attorney either do not want you to know, or do not even know themselves!

You'll find the secrets to investment strategies that only the wealthiest of investors have known for years. Be prepared to have your eyes opened to a world of investment opportunities that you have only dreamed of, but that can be a reality, right here, right now.

How long have you been waiting to grow your retirement savings into an amount that you're confident will keep you in the lifestyle to which you've become accredited for the rest of your natural life?

Or better still, an amount that you'll be happy leaving to your children or grand children to give them the start in life that you may not have had? If you're counting on Social Security to accomplish either of those goals, you're in for a huge disappointment. No, while Social Security may give you enough money to survive at the poverty level upon your retirement (if it's even still in existence when you get there), it will not begin to allow you the financial freedom to enjoy the lifestyle that you deserve .

Yes, your retirement "nest egg" is up to you to accumulate, and depending upon your age, some of us have more or less time than others to grow that retirement fund. That's exactly why I'm writing thisarticle, to educate everyone who's willing to listen, to the fact that your money will never grow fast enough to create a legacy for your family if it's invested in a vehicle that's providing an annual return of 1% – 5%!

No, you need a double-digit return at a minimum, coming to you by way of "passive income", if you want to create multi-generational wealth. But it does not end there. Actually, personal success is just the beginning of what I believe is my path of purpose in life. It's really a blessing to find out what it is that you are passionate about in life, and after searching for many years, I personally have come to the realization that my passion is helping other people accomplish their goals.

I have helped many people become first-time homeowners, helped others attract passive income into their lives, and now I'm ready to be the ultimate philanthropist. I'm ready to give in a way that I never thought I could give before, as well as show others that they can do the same thing.

Everyone is so fascinated by real estate, from the "flip this house" shows on television to the "no money down" investing programs sold on infomercials at 2:00 AM. Those real estate investors are not geniuses. They are average people, just like you and me.

It's just that they took hold of the information that they gathered and actually acted on that information. That's exactly what I'd like to encourage you to do.

Have you ever heard anyone say that he or she is a self-made millionaire? Is it possible to be a self-made millionaire? If you had asked me this question five years ago I may have believed that a person really can create wealth without the help of anyone.

"Self-made" clearly means to me that no one else had anything to do with someone's success. I only have one question to the self-made millionaires in this world. "What about God"? Where does God come into play in our narcissistic ways? Success does not come from a human being alone.

We should never feel that we do not need to acknowledge a higher power. From where I stand in my life at this time, the higher power is Jesus Christ. Without Him, I could not begin to do the things that I envision doing. If you recognize that a higher power is responsible for everything from making the earth to the heavens, you should give glory to the only Being that is really worthy the of the glory.

Everyone has a piece to a dream – something that they're passionate about more than anything else. Nine times out of 10 it's not the job that they're working at right now. Real estate investing is one vehicle that allows you to create massive wealth for your family and to leave a legacy.

Hopefully once you learn my techniques you will become more of a giver and you'll thank God for your blessings and you will believe that there are no such things as self-made millionaires. God-made millionaires are people like you and I who understand that alone, we are nothing.

This is my declaration to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I acknowledge that all of my gifts and talents come from you. Give me the wisdom to teach your people to be givers and conduits of love. You are fortunate to have the awareness of the ministry that was instilled inside of you at birth. That ministry my friends, is a finance Ministry.

Most people do not have a clue about the concept of "passive income". The only thing they know is earned income, and as we all know, earned income is income that is totally dependent upon your personal efforts. I'm sure you know the routine quite well.

You get up every single morning at five o'clock to get the kids off to school, sit in traffic for 30 minutes on your way to a JOB (Just Over Broke) that you do not even like, only to walk into a world where you will be chained to a desk for the next 8 to 10 hours. At this JOB you will, by virtue of your job description, spend every day fulfilling someone else's dream.

You see, the owner of the company has a dream, and understands passive income. You, my friends, are his passive income. If your boss decides to take a vacation this week, his or her company will still operate and his income will not be negatively affected by his absence. Once you understand the concept of passive income, hopefully you will do whatever it takes to discover how to make it work in your life. Getting rich is not hard at all. It just takes "passive income".

Passive income applies to any business and any person. But what I'm going to do today is to show you how to use self directed IRAs (your private money) to create that tax free, passive income and capitalize on what I call the "Private Money Goldmine". I have recently discovered the power of investing in real estate with private money, and because of that knowledge I am creating a real estate empire for my family.

Real estate is the easiest way that I know to create passive income in your life and it does not require a Harvard education. So if you follow my steps and start thinking a little bit differently. Are you familiar with the power of a self directed IRA? It can truly transform your life.

This article is the blueprint for the average person to make fabulous amounts of money, tax free for life. I pray that this article blesses you the same way that is blessed me and that it allows you to triple your rate of return on your future investments.

As Always, Keep God 1st, Invest in People

RV Refrigerator Safety and Preventative Maintenance

Recreational vehicle refrigerators take a lot of abuse and consider if your refrigerator at home was moved to a new location every day or had Earthquake jarring every couple of days? Well, I say to you that this is indeed a good analogy because some of the roads in this country are in a state of disrepair in some places.

It is for this reason that you need to consider some facts about; RV Refrigerator Safety and Preventative Maintenance. First, most RVs use a combination of gas and electricity and those can be a certain dangerous combination when problems occur. A spark or short could cause a fire and the gas would keep feeding it until there was an explosion. Therefore it is recommended by most RV Refrigerator Manufacturers for your safety that if you smell gas;

  • Open the windows for ventilation
  • Do Not touch electrical switches
  • Turn off stoves or any open flames
  • Do Not Smoke
  • Call an RV repair or LP-Gas supplier

For preventive maintenance play it smart and take an air hose and blow out the dust behind your refrigerator and clean up the debris on a routine basis. I do mine about every 4 months on a checklist. If your refrigerator stops working it is best to have it looked at because the main electrical brain could be bad or there could be a short, which is dangerous. Please consider all this in 2006.