Colder temps can hamper the tasks at hand and slow production. It also makes workers more susceptible to injuries.
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).
I don’t know many workers who love the colder temperatures… or enjoy working when their feet are cold.
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.
One of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes featured older Americans in a “Home for the Aged” trying to regain their youth by playing a game of Kick the Can. Perhaps you saw this episode recently during the New Year’s Twilight Zone marathon.
As we approach the end of 2014 and face the cold days of January, I feel it's appropriate to share once again some information on the challenges of winter and the importance of staying safe.
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, I used this space to touch on reasons for being thankful. I also took the opportunity to promise to share in upcoming blogs impactful life changing stories about making positive changes in the workplace to keep workers safe. These stories inspire our own employees because we know first-hand that we are impacting lives in a positive way. I hope you will find value in the stories and the lessons that we share.