Each week I try to touch on a safety topic that provides information of value. This week, I’d like to focus on something that has inspired me personally and our team at Arbill.
When it comes to workplace safety in your facility, the fact is danger always exists and no one is immune to accidents.
Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of workplace accidents and injuries. According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls account for 15% of all accidental deaths in the workplace.
Machinery in the workplace can be of great benefit if used correctly and safely. Heavy machinery easily completes many tasks in a timely manner, but these machines are also capable of causing great harm if you don’t know how to use them properly. Misusing heavy machinery leads to a variety of serious workplace injuries and fatalities.
There are so many things to be aware of when loading and unloading a truck many people don’t know or chose to ignore. From 2005-2010 in Washington State alone, there were 12 fatalities due to truck loading/unloading.
Many companies are not sure if they should implement a drug testing policy. Do the benefits outweigh the possible trust issues that are inevitable when you launch a drug-testing program? Let’s explore the pros and cons of drug testing for a drug-free workplace.
Everyone wants to be able to reduce accidents and injuries in the workplace. Sometimes making simple adjustments to our daily work practices is where injury prevention is the most important.