Workplace Safety

Managing Heat Stress in the Workplace

Posted by on Sep 17, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Managing Heat Stress in the Workplace

Heat exhaustion and heat stress are very real concerns for people who work in hot climates, especially if their workplaces don’t come equipped with air conditioning, like if they work outside. Heat stress in the workplace can be a problem for many US workers, especially if they live in a cold area which is unequipped for heat and then a heatwave strikes out of nowhere! Here we offer you some tips for managing heat stress in the workplace. Act quickly If you suspect that you may be undergoing heat stroke or heat exhaustion, you should initially tell someone and seek medical aid if...

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Limit Fatigue to Keep Workers Safe

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Limit Fatigue to Keep Workers Safe

Although the US is known for its romanticized “workaholic” culture, more and more workers are finding themselves becoming ill and fatigued as the demands of their working lives and personal lives make it difficult for them to cope. Fatigue itself has become a big issue in workforces as of late, with the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine defining fatigue as the body’s response to sleep deprivation or lengthy mental or physical hard work. What causes fatigue in workers? Although some causes of fatigue are out of employers’ control, many factors...

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Top 5 Health and Safety Steps to Protect Younger Workers

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Top 5 Health and Safety Steps to Protect Younger Workers

A total of 30 young workers aged 15-24 died as a result of work-related accidents between 2012 and 2016, and the numbers are yet to drop. Inexperience is often blamed for this, with younger workers simply having less experience in dealing with workplace hazards. As a result, here we offer you 5 tips for protecting your younger workers from hazards. 1. Assess the risk of violence in the workplace It is essential to have policies and programs in place for violence and similar forms of harassment. This is pretty basic and common sense stuff, stating that employees should immediately report any...

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Big Risks Impacting Workplaces in Late 2018

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Big Risks Impacting Workplaces in Late 2018

As times and technologies progress, there are more and more risks presenting themselves for US employers in 2018, as well as employers around the globe. Workplace safety is, of course, a never-ending concern, although phenomena such as data security and the upcoming mid-term elections are also of great concern too. Corporate accountability for data breaches With regulations such as GDPR now being enacted in the European Union, companies all over the globe are being forced to respond and up their game in terms of data protection and security. Hackers and becoming more and more prevalent, and...

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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...

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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...

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