Are falls a concern to you or your workers? Do you regularly inspect walking-working surfaces? Do you correct and guard against hazardous conditions? Are you committed to a safe working environment at your company?
Accidental falls happen—an unfortunate, but real workplace danger. So even with fall prevention tactics, worker-safety-at-heights programs, hazard identifications and controls, a fully trained workforce, and fall-avoidance strategies in place, it’s critical to be rapid-rescue ready.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 42,400 “struck by falling object” OSHA recordable incidents every year in the United States. To estimate, that’s nearly 116 injuries caused by a dropped object every day or one injury caused by a dropped object every 10 minutes. And this only accounts for OSHA recordable incidents; it does not take into account accidents from fallen objects that go unreported.
Many heavy manufacturing organizations have deployed fall protection programs for workers, but many of these same organizations have not yet deployed a thoughtful drop prevention program for tools and equipment. Expanding a fall protection program to include tools and equipment is a good starting point for companies and employees to implement an active fall protection for tools program and expand on the mission to encourage an inclusive culture of safety.
Read more about dropped objects and what you can do to protect your workers by clicking here to access these valuable resources provided by 3M.
- An interactive checklist for your work site to help make you aware of potential hazards resulting from falling tool situations
- A Dropped Object Prevention Sample Plan to help you protect your workers and be compliant
- A helpful infographic with statistics to remind workers how important dropped object prevention is
To speak with an Arbill representative about products that can help protect your workers call 1-800-523-5367 or visit our website to order your PPE today.
On November 30, Arbill’s President, Robyn Zlotkin (first seat on far left) was part of the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) that visited with the NYPD Executive Women group at 1 Police Plaza in New York City. Robyn and her WPO members participated in a session on collaboration and learning what these impressive NYPD women executives do. The day included an amazing behind the scenes tour that showed how the NYPD keeps New York City, and the 8.5 million people who live there, safe.
Since it is Giving Tuesday, it is the perfect day to tout the work Arbill's 501(c)(3) non-profit Play It Forward Sports is doing and how you can get involved. With a mission to collect and distribute gently worn footwear and distribute them to some of the more than 300 million children around the world who are forced to go barefoot because they don’t own shoes, Play It Forward Sports needs your help! You can help by organizing a shoe drive (we will give you everything you need: http://bit.ly/2hxgPRP), by making a financial donation so we have the funds to collect and ship footwear overseas (make a donation: http://bit.ly/2fnqMjV) and by becoming a corporate sponsor (learn more about Play It Forward Sports, including how to become a corporate sponsor: http://bit.ly/2wU4tbV). Thank you in advance for your participation.
I am grateful to be listed among the top WBE CEOs in WEUSA Magazine. Since 1992, Women’s Enterprise magazine (WE USA) has been the United States' foremost quarterly print and digital publication supporting Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs). When you consider the caliber of the other CEOs listed, it is truly an honor to be included in this group! To see the complete list of honorees, follow this link: bit.ly/2A0ZCLX
At Arbill, we are thankful for the opportunity to help keep your employees safe, so that everyone can go home to their families at the end of each and every day. It is with this commitment to safety in mind, that we want to provide some tips to ensure everyone gets through the Thanksgiving holiday safely.
Construction sites, factories or other work environments, where employees use heavy machinery and equipment, contain multiple safety and health hazards, due to the nature of the work being performed.
But even a job where most of the tasks are completed while sitting in a chair, in an office can still have a surprising number of hazards present.
Although the weather has remained relatively warm across much of the country this fall, winter is right around the corner. This will mean colder temperatures, snow and the potential dangers of cold stress for employees that are not properly protected.
We often talk about the importance and benefits Building a Culture of Safety in the workplace. Organizations that have committed to this and made safety a top priority, have significantly lowered injury rates, reduced costs associated with injuries and improved employee morale.
Despite these results, many safety departments still struggle to get buy in from executives for safety initiatives. Tight budgets, lack of understanding and an unclear idea of the impact safety programs can have, all play a role in not getting the necessary support.