Workplace Safety

“Shocking” Electrical Risks Lurk in Offices

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on “Shocking” Electrical Risks Lurk in Offices

When one thinks of places to run into electrical hazards, the office isn’t the first place that comes to mind. Injury from falls is certainly #1 on the list of risks. #2 comes from lifting heavy object. Certainly folks that deal directly with electricity are far more likely to suffer potential injury. 20% of all electrical injuries (shocks & burns) occur with Electricians and apprentices. Meanwhile 12% of all electrical injuries happen to Mechanics. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 35% of all electrical injuries occur to the “other” category of worker that includes folks...

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Best of 2016: Is Your Industry Among Those with the Most Injuries?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Best of 2016: Is Your Industry Among Those with the Most Injuries?

Injuries can occur at any workplace—from minor sprains and strains to life-altering amputations—and happen more frequently than you may imagine. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illness were reported by private industry employers in 2014. Another 722,300 (estimated) employee injuries and illness were reported by state and local government employers. While illnesses and injuries on the job can happen in any industry, those with the highest percentage are local government transportation and warehousing; local...

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Best of 2016: Is Your Industry Among Those with the Most Injuries?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Best of 2016: Is Your Industry Among Those with the Most Injuries?

Injuries can occur at any workplace—from minor sprains and strains to life-altering amputations—and happen more frequently than you may imagine. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illness were reported by private industry employers in 2014. Another 722,300 (estimated) employee injuries and illness were reported by state and local government employers. While illnesses and injuries on the job can happen in any industry, those with the highest percentage are local government transportation and warehousing; local...

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Want to Save Time & Money? Choose Other Chemicals to Improve Workplace Safety

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Want to Save Time & Money? Choose Other Chemicals to Improve Workplace Safety

U.S. laborers put thousands of chemicals to work each day, many potentially harmful, but only a handful that are regulated in the workplace. If your enterprise leverages chemicals, it is important to think beyond OSHA minimum standards. Transitioning to safer, less toxic chemicals is critically important… presently workers suffer in excess of 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths each year due to chemical exposures. What kinds of illnesses? Well cancer to start. But there are a myriad of other illnesses that affect the entire body: from lungs & kidneys to the central nervous &...

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Want to Save Time & Money? Choose Other Chemicals to Improve Workplace Safety

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Want to Save Time & Money? Choose Other Chemicals to Improve Workplace Safety

U.S. laborers put thousands of chemicals to work each day, many potentially harmful, but only a handful that are regulated in the workplace. If your enterprise leverages chemicals, it is important to think beyond OSHA minimum standards. Transitioning to safer, less toxic chemicals is critically important… presently workers suffer in excess of 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths each year due to chemical exposures. What kinds of illnesses? Well cancer to start. But there are a myriad of other illnesses that affect the entire body: from lungs & kidneys to the central nervous &...

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Make Safety Performance Better in One Quick Step: Training Records

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Workplace Safety | Comments Off on Make Safety Performance Better in One Quick Step: Training Records

If you’re concerned at all about workplace safety then you must spend time thinking about your training records? Why is it important? To start, they help you demonstrate that you’ve taken the necessary steps to ensure you are compliant with all the safety, health, and environmental regulations that you fall under. But that really only scratches the surface on the value of thorough training records… To begin with, first ask if your training system is complete. After all, it’s a proven fact that training is absolutely the most important part of a safety program. Companies often mistakenly cut...

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