Workplace Safety

Tackling Sexual Harassment – The Priorities for Creating a Safe Workplace in 2018

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Tackling Sexual Harassment – The Priorities for Creating a Safe Workplace in 2018

Sexual harassment is not a new topic amongst businesses, but it’s an incredibly important one. All men and women deserve to work in an environment that they feel safe and secure in, and that starts with cracking down on sexual harassment in the workplace. No matter what industry you work in, if you’re a business leader, then you have the responsibility to create a safe workplace for your employees. To start addressing this worldwide problem in your business and set the tone for responsible business practices, there are a number of things that you should prioritize. Here are five of the most...

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It’s Time to Put an End to Heat Stress in the Summer Workplace

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on It’s Time to Put an End to Heat Stress in the Summer Workplace

Workers face a number of risks every day, but when summer rolls around, there are a whole new set of risks to deal with. One of the most serious of these is heat-related hazards and the associated illnesses that can arise. Heat-related illnesses (HRI) are suffered from by thousands of US workers on a yearly basis. These can quickly turn into much more serious problems, like heat stroke and exhaustion, when the right safety measures and prevention tactics are not put into place. In the worst cases, HRI’s can turn fatal, killing 30 people each year on average. While the statistics are truly...

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I Have An Injured Employee: What Are My Responsibilities?

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on I Have An Injured Employee: What Are My Responsibilities?

As an employer, you may be responsible for replenishing lost wages if one of your employees suffers a job-related injury. Most of the time, you will also be required to have workers’ compensation insurance, which is designed to pay a portion of your employee’s usual salary during the time in which they are recovering from a work-related illness or injury. Some types of workers, such as railroad workers and independent contractors, are not covered by workers’ compensation laws. Additionally, employees can also sue their employers (albeit rarely) if they sustain injuries due to health and...

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Workplace deaths on the rise; injuries/illnesses down

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Workplace deaths on the rise; injuries/illnesses down

Workplace related deaths are rising as of last year while workplace illnesses have decreased. The top 3 non-fatal injuries being sprains, strains, tears. There is a need to remain vigilant in protecting workers from death while continuing to also manage workplace safety to maintain overall individual health. Health affects safety and vice versa, so companies should take an integrated approach to enhance both their safety and health management capabilities. The three most impacted industries for health and safety issues include: Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting Manufacturing Health...

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Active Shooter Preparedness

Posted by on Mar 27, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Active Shooter Preparedness

Preparing Your Workplace for an Active Shooter It’s heartbreaking to acknowledge that violence in the workplace occurs. According to the CDC more than 15,000 employees became a workplace homicide victim over the last 20 years. Four-fifths of these injuries were a result of gunfire. It’s difficult to imagine something like this would occur where you work. Yet nearly half of all shooting incidents take place in commercial locations. Survivors of active shooting incidents have successfully sued their companies for neglect in not offering defensive training on how to handle such situations....

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Do This When Workplace Accidents Happen

Posted by on Mar 25, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Do This When Workplace Accidents Happen

Office mishaps happen. They happen regularly and some are severe. OSHA requires employers to take all reasonable actions to protect their personnel from office injuries & work-related health challenges. To comply, it’s vital that you have procedures in place for evaluating accidents that occur. 1. Establish what took place. You’ll need to analyze the scene of the mishap (including any type of equipment utilized during the occurrence), speak to the injured staff member (when possible) as well as collect the accounts of various other workers that witnessed the occurrence. Collect the...

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