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?
According to OSHA, the leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, struck-by-object, electrocutions and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than 64% of the construction deaths in 2015.
When you hear the phrase, “disaster in the workplace,” you think of big explosions, massive fires and horrible accidents. These associations make sense as the effects of disasters, after all, are huge. However, the steps you can take to prevent these large-scale calamities are small, simple and unfortunately often forgotten or ignored.
There are a variety of ways to reduce injuries in your workplace. The two most effective include predictive software, like Arbill's Vantage Predictive Analytics, and common-sense preventative measures that both comply with governmental safety regulations and are practical to your given work environment.
According to OSHA, the leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, electrocution, struck-by-object and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than 58% of the construction deaths in 2014.
Merriam-Webster's definition of accident is, "an unfortunate event resulting from carelessness or ignorance." The first example of the word used in a sentence is, "He was injured in an accident at work." Why does the first example of accident involve the workplace?
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.
A study conducted by J. Paul Leigh, professor of public health sciences at UC Davis has found that occupational injuries and illnesses cost the nation about $250 billion every year, much higher than shown on a previous study in 1992. This figure is $31 billion more than the direct and indirect costs of all cancer, $76 billion more than diabetes, and $187 billion more than strokes.