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TOPIC: Avoiding-workplace-accidents

Evaluating Your Safety Training

It’s the end of another week and we’re happy to have you back.  This week we have been talking about Safety Training. We talked about why you need to provide safety training and the challenge of providing that training to your diverse workforce.

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Effective Safety Training for a Diverse American Workplace

We are glad to see you back at the Arbill Blog.  Happy Wednesday.

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The Importance of Safety Compliance Training

 

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Workplace Accidents: 10 Most Common Workplace Injuries

We’re glad you made it back to this week’s blog where our theme is how to reduce workplace accidents. Today we are talking about the 10 most common workplace injuries and how to prevent them.

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Reducing Workplace Accidents: 5 Steps

Welcome to a new week of the Arbill Blog where we provide tips and information to help employers keep their employees safe.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there were 3,063,4000 recordable incidents in 2010 in the private sector alone.  933,200 of these cases involved days away from work.  The cost to the employer for these incidents does not only equate to the days of missed production and workers’ compensation costs, but the potential for fines for not keeping your workplace up to OSHA’s standards and any legal action from an injured employee or his family can be overwhelming.  Keeping your business safe can save your business.

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Workplace Safety - Avoiding Hand Injuries

Happy Friday everyone!  Another work week has come and gone and everyone at Arbill is still working hard to keep you and your employees safe. Our theme this week is Hand Safety and avoiding workplace accidents.  We want to close the week by offering some tips on keeping your hands safe.

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Workplace Safety: Safety Gloves – Who’s responsibility is it?

Welcome back to the Arbill Safety Blog.  On Monday we talked about hand protection and the importance of choosing the right gloves for the hazard.  We talked about the fact that Hand injuries can be virtually eliminated when appropriate hand protection is used.  Today we want to talk about who’s responsibility is it – The employer or the employee? 

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Workplace Safety Gloves - New Trends

Happy Monday!  Did you know that our hands are the most often injured and chemical-exposed parts of our bodies.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 100,000 lost-time hand injuries each year.  Arbill’s focus is on keeping you safe by offering some tips on avoiding workplace accidents.  Our blog this week is on workplace safety and hand protection.

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Avoiding Workplace Accidents: Inspections

Happy Friday! Let’s end the work week with one last tip to avoid workplace accidents. This one is about inspections.

No one likes to be “Big Brother” or the bearer of bad news, but when it comes to safety in the workplace, inspections are necessary. Why? Your employees may not be intentionally breaching safety standards, but it’s natural to bypass the details when things become familiar.

For example, employees who work in the same office every day -- with the same people, same surroundings and same routine -- assume that this familiar environment is set up in the most appropriate way. When things become routine, they are deemed acceptable, whether or not they are compliant with safety standards.

It’s important for a fresh set of eyes to analyze the scene. This way, the routine and familiar environment doesn’t blanket any hazardous details.
 
Always make sure that the person doing the inspection is using a checklist that is signed and dated. Not only does this organize and streamline your workplace safety inspection, but the documentation can also be used in the future, if necessary, to show that you have attempted to correct a particular hazard.

We at Arbill hope you have enjoyed this week’s series on avoiding workplace accidents. Subscribe to our blog so you’re notified when our next posts are published! What’s the topic for next week? Understanding the hidden costs of workplace injuries! Have a good weekend.
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Avoiding Workplace Accidents: Job Safety Analyses

Welcome back to the Arbill Blog, where accident prevention is the theme this week. This post is all about the JSA. A Job Safety Analysis (JSA), also known as a Job Hazard Analysis, is implemented to prevent hazards before they can start. Breaking down potential hazards is crucial to avoiding accidents in the workplace.  

When organizing a JSA for a particular job, make sure these 3 steps are implemented:
  1. Break down the job into a sequence of steps
  2. Identify potential hazards
  3. Determine preventive measures to overcome these hazards
For example, a JSA for a job to “park a vehicle” could look like this:

JOB: Park Vehicle

POTENTIAL HAZARDS:
a)    Vehicle is too close to passing traffic.
b)    Vehicle is on uneven and soft ground.
c)    Vehicle may roll.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES:
a)    Drive to an area that is clear of traffic and turn on emergency flashers.
b)    Choose a firm, level parking area.
c)    Use the parking break; leave transmission in PARK; place blocks in front and back of the wheel, diagonally opposite to the flat.

Not only do JSAs improve safety and prevent accidents, but they also provide an opportunity for workers and supervisors to collaborate and communicate. And it’s the positive workplace relationships that ensure the continuation of safety in the future.

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