When you hear the phrase, “disaster in the workplace,” you think of big explosions, massive fires and horrible accidents. These associations make sense as the effects of disasters, after all, are huge. However, the steps you can take to prevent these large-scale calamities are small, simple and unfortunately often forgotten or ignored.
One week ago, workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project when a large piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, N.C., killing three men and sending another to a hospital.
Fall protection is always on our minds, especially this time of year when there seems to be an increase in fall fatalities and citations.
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.
The summer season is upon us, and that means stifling outdoor temperatures and a dangerous increase in heat-related workplace safety hazards.
Welcome back to this week's Arbill blog series Reconsidered Safety Posts. We're retracing our steps back to once again shine light on past informative blog posts featuring common workplace safety themes.
Besides the culture of your workplace and the “fulfillment factor” of your employees’ jobs, workplace safety is the key determinant of your workers’ happiness. And it’s this happiness, this genuine employment satisfaction, which determines their productivity and your company’s long-term stability, growth and success.
“Every day in America, 13 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury and may never recover.” -- Secretary of Labor, Hila Solis, Workers Memorial Day speech, April 26, 2012
To prevent injuries that occur in the workplace, you first need to know how they happen. Only then can you take preventative measures that both comply with governmental safety regulations and are practical to your given work environment.