We all know to be aware of blind spots while we are driving and many of us double check to make sure there is not a car next to us when we are merging into a lane. But did you know that blind spots can also exist in the office, warehouse or factory?
When working or servicing heavy machinery, it only takes a small accident or a bit of carelessness to lead to very serious injuries. Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers.
OSHA recently announced its list of the most frequent workplace violations at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Indianapolis.
NSC president and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman said in a press release that "the OSHA Top 10 is more than just a list, it is a blueprint for keeping workers safe and when we all work together to address hazards, we can do the best job possible to ensure employees go home safely each day".
These thoughts are perfectly in line with our mission at Arbill, of ensuring each employee goes home safely after every shift and with that in mind we have provided the list below along with tips to keep your employees safe.
Did you know that more than one million children die annually from hazards associated with going barefoot? And that 300 million children around the world do not own footwear?
National Manufacturing Day, a celebration of modern manufacturing, is one week away. Come celebrate with Arbill, as we will be hosting a free event on Friday, October 6th at our headquarters in Philadelphia.
According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct workers compensation costs, last year. This is a very large number and represents a huge cost to employers, but when you take into account indirect costs, that number dramatically increases to $250 billion each year.
So how are direct and indirect costs defined and how can you calculate the true cost of an injury and its effect on your organization?
Over the past few weeks, Hurricane Harvey and Irma have caused severe devastation and destruction to Texas, Florida and various other parts of the Southeastern United States. These powerful storms brought high winds, torrential rain and severe flooding, that damaged homes and businesses in these regions.
Even weeks after the initial storm, some areas are still underwater, while others prepare for the massive cleanup effort that must now take place. While the storms may be over, there are still many dangers including mold, exposed materials and falling objects that crews will face.