At Arbill, we are thankful for the opportunity to help keep your employees safe, so that everyone can go home to their families at the end of each and every day. It is with this commitment to safety in mind, that we want to provide some tips to ensure everyone gets through the Thanksgiving holiday safely.
Construction sites, factories or other work environments, where employees use heavy machinery and equipment, contain multiple safety and health hazards, due to the nature of the work being performed.
But even a job where most of the tasks are completed while sitting in a chair, in an office can still have a surprising number of hazards present.
Although the weather has remained relatively warm across much of the country this fall, winter is right around the corner. This will mean colder temperatures, snow and the potential dangers of cold stress for employees that are not properly protected.
We often talk about the importance and benefits Building a Culture of Safety in the workplace. Organizations that have committed to this and made safety a top priority, have significantly lowered injury rates, reduced costs associated with injuries and improved employee morale.
Despite these results, many safety departments still struggle to get buy in from executives for safety initiatives. Tight budgets, lack of understanding and an unclear idea of the impact safety programs can have, all play a role in not getting the necessary support.
We all know to be aware of blind spots while we are driving and many of us double check to make sure there is not a car next to us when we are merging into a lane. But did you know that blind spots can also exist in the office, warehouse or factory?
When working or servicing heavy machinery, it only takes a small accident or a bit of carelessness to lead to very serious injuries. Energy sources including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, or other sources in machines and equipment can be hazardous to workers.
OSHA recently announced its list of the most frequent workplace violations at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Indianapolis.
NSC president and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman said in a press release that "the OSHA Top 10 is more than just a list, it is a blueprint for keeping workers safe and when we all work together to address hazards, we can do the best job possible to ensure employees go home safely each day".
These thoughts are perfectly in line with our mission at Arbill, of ensuring each employee goes home safely after every shift and with that in mind we have provided the list below along with tips to keep your employees safe.