Workplace Safety

Ten of the Most Common Safety Violations

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Ten of the Most Common Safety Violations

Although OSHA releases their top 10 most mentioned workplace safety incidents yearly, they don’t change significantly with each new list. If you take note of the workplace statistics, you may feel a little overwhelmed at the information. Taking a firm but simple approach to workplace safety is best and recommended by the deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. He recommends leveraging the top 10 list as a way to compare against your workplace environment. Would these hazards be present in your work environment? Using this list to get started is a good way to determine...

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Workplace Safety Principles You Can Count On

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Workplace Safety Principles You Can Count On

As a leading manufacturer Boeing offers a great example of putting workplace safety into practice. And Boeing has come a long way from the early days of ergonomics. Boeing has a security vision that is rooted in their company culture. The company has core beliefs for their product safety and security. Boeing has an office safety initiative, “Go for no– One day at a time”. It has four primary concepts used to structure everything done. The primary priority is human life and health, taking action to promote these goals. In addition to efforts designed for safety in the workplace, Boeing also...

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What to Know About Safety & Legalized Pot

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on What to Know About Safety & Legalized Pot

Because cannabis legalization is expanding across the United States, many companies are concerned about how to go about drug testing their employees. They are also quite concerned about workplace safety. (As you may know, cannabis or “pot” is legal in some form or another in 28 states as well as our capital, Washington DC.) Each state’s laws regarding marijuana legalization are different, making it difficult for companies to know how to manage their employees when it comes to marijuana usage by employees and location. (This can be especially tricky if a company has workers split between...

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Protect Against Excavation & Trench Hazards

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Protect Against Excavation & Trench Hazards

According to the American Federation of State, County as well as Community Staff members, one of the typical hazards associated with excavation or trenching job is cave-ins. Individuals bearing the highest risk of getting seized in a collapse include but not limited to: a) Workers who repair utility lines like sewer, water, and others b) Roadway building contractors and also c) People who actively participate in digging. Statistics by the American Federation Of State, County And Municipal Employees (AFSCME) indicate that slides or collapses during excavation can be instigated mainly by the...

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Keeping Workers Safe From Fire Risk

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Keeping Workers Safe From Fire Risk

Although most areas of the country have excellent fire departments, fires are still responsible for huge losses of jobs and lives. The most recent National Fire Defense Record (NFPA) record released in 2015 stated that there were more than 3000 civilian deaths and more than 15,000 fire injuries that took place in the United States. The costs associated with fires are more than $14.3 billion in home damage alone. The losses caused by fire affect not only personal homes and property, but also have an effect on work environments and businesses. And while fire affects many businesses, it has a...

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Why Having an Ergonomic Chair Matters

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Why Having an Ergonomic Chair Matters

Consider your work chair. Is it comfortable and also supportive? Do you feel healthy being in it? Is it steady? If you responded to “no” to any of these questions, you could need a new chair– one that is ergonomically correct. But it is essential for your company and you to do the research initially. “There are lots of ergonomic chairs available, however it can be a blunder to purchase one simply since it is labeled ‘ergonomic,’” Some ergonomic chairs are more expensive than others but what matters is that the chair fits the person. According to the Canadian Center for Occupational...

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