Our Safety Advisors are asked every day to help employers prevent the most common workplace injuries. Many employers do everything they can to protect their workers. Unfortunately, many employers do not. And often, the decisions by employers to not protect their workers lead to needless and sometimes tragic injuries… and even loss of life.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a statement from Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on fatal occupational injuries in 2014. The rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013.
I was speaking to a long-time client the other day who called to thank me for recommending First Aid training for her workers. She went on to explain that one of her older workers was experiencing mild chest pains, and his coworkers jumped into action. One called 911 while the other performed steps outlined in the training he had received.
One of the biggest dangers in the workplace can be operating heavy machinery – specifically forklifts.
The purpose of today’s safety message is about eye protection. I'm sharing this information to help our readers see clearly the importance of protecting the eyes of your workers.
Hand protection has been of particular importance to my family long before I was born. My grandfather realized the importance of protecting the hands of local workers back in the 1940’s, and he started our company to meet that need.
It has been reported that deaths resulting from workplace violence have ranked among the top causes of occupational fatalities in American workplaces. Additionally, nearly 2 million workers are reported to be victims each year of some type of workplace violence.
Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 3 storm on August 29, 2005. More than 1800 people lost their lives in the storm, and Katrina ultimately caused over $80 billion of damage. Several levees failed to contain rising waters from the storm in New Orleans, which experienced the worst of the devastation. Hurricane Katrina left much of the city under water with water approximately 12 feet high in some areas.