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.
According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct U.S. workers compensations costs (more than a billion dollars per week). When you combine the direct and indirect costs, the average cost of a workplace injury is $100,000. With the potential for additional costs, due to OSHA fines and other legal action.
As you can see, workplace injuries can be very costly. There is the financial impact, as well as the emotional toll that an injury can take on your employees and your organization. It is imperative that you take the proper steps to reduce injuries and ensure your employees go home safely after every shift.
In today’s blog, we’re going to give you a closer look at the five most common workplace accidents and offer safety tips and suggestions to help you avoid and prevent them from occurring.
In the world of workplace safety, we see the potential for accidents and injuries every day at many organizations. We invest our expertise to help organizations keep workers safe. As a company dedicated to worker safety, we see quite clearly the probability for the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses… and we focus on preventing them.
Each week, we try to include information of value with a focus on safety in the workplace. In today’s blog, I am revisiting one of the most requested topics -- the 10 most common workplace injuries and how to prevent them.
Last week was a celebration of success for Arbill. As the Co-chair of the 2014 Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference & Business Fair in Philadelphia, Arbill was involved in dozens of activities that showcased our company, products, services and our dedicated staff.
We’re reminded at this time of year by the National Safety Council that June is National Safety Month -- http://www.nsc.org/nsc_events/Nat_Safe_Month/Pages/home.aspx. Most organizations will not call attention to this or promote this in any way. At Arbill, we’re passionate about keeping workers safe!
When it comes to workplace safety in your facility, the fact is danger always exists and no one is immune to accidents.