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.
Workplace safety cannot exist on best practice guidelines and policies alone. A safe working environment is based on how well the people, in both management and on the factory floor, adhere to -- and communicate about -- safety standards.
The foundation of any successful workplace safety effort is one that encourages employees to identify unsafe behaviors and opportunities for improvement while also making well-informed safety decisions during daily routine tasks.
OSHA law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. This is the crux of workplace safety and our initiative to get every worker home safe, every day.
On average, OSHA issues around 40,000 violations a year. These violations have the potential to be very costly to the lives of your employees and the livelihood of your business.
As we mentioned in our last post “Safety Guidelines To Prevent Struck-By Hazards On Your Jobsite,” OSHA recently identified the four most dangerous jobsite hazards for construction workers. They’ve entitled them the Fatal Four -- falls, electrocutions, being struck by objects and being caught in/between hazards -- and they account for 57% of all fatalities on construction sites.