Winter weather brings a whole new set of challenges for staying safe. And as the largest storm of 2015 pounds the Northeast with record breaking snowfall in some areas, I’d like to pass along some outstanding reminders of winter safety that was recently published by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year. Think about that for a minute. Think of the lives affected and the cost of such injuries and loss of human life.
I usually reserve this space to share information of value about safety. However, today’s message is not about safety specifically, but it is about making a difference in the lives of those we touch.
Continuing our series of tragedies that could have been prevented, I call attention to an event that happened not too far from our Philadelphia headquarters.
I would like to continue the series of workplace tragedies in the hope that it sheds light on
the importance of safety training and safety practices in the workplace.
Last week we offered our employees flu shots at our headquarters in Philadelphia. I’m happy to share that most of our employees took advantage of the preventative medicine.
According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), most general industry incidents involve slips, trips, and falls. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking/working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed.
Each week, we try to include information of value with a focus on safety in the workplace. In today’s blog, I am revisiting one of the most requested topics -- the 10 most common workplace injuries and how to prevent them.
Last week I focused on Confined Spaces. This week I’d like to address Gas Detection, which
is especially important in Confined Spaces.
George Costanza knew the importance of hand safety. In one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes, George becomes a hand model and becomes overly protective of his hands. In typical George fashion, he manages to sustain a hand injury and ruins his modeling opportunity. For a laugh, check out this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZxX3-rJoNI.