Did you know that more than one million children die annually from hazards associated with going barefoot? And that 300 million children around the world do not own footwear?
National Manufacturing Day, a celebration of modern manufacturing, is one week away. Come celebrate with Arbill, as we will be hosting a free event on Friday, October 6th at our headquarters in Philadelphia.
According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct workers compensation costs, last year. This is a very large number and represents a huge cost to employers, but when you take into account indirect costs, that number dramatically increases to $250 billion each year.
So how are direct and indirect costs defined and how can you calculate the true cost of an injury and its effect on your organization?
Over the past few weeks, Hurricane Harvey and Irma have caused severe devastation and destruction to Texas, Florida and various other parts of the Southeastern United States. These powerful storms brought high winds, torrential rain and severe flooding, that damaged homes and businesses in these regions.
Even weeks after the initial storm, some areas are still underwater, while others prepare for the massive cleanup effort that must now take place. While the storms may be over, there are still many dangers including mold, exposed materials and falling objects that crews will face.
Hurricane Harvey and Irma caused severe devestation and destruction to Texas, Florida and various other parts of the Southeastern United States. The powerful storms brought high winds, rising ocean levels and torrential rain, causing severe flooding.
Flooding is extremely dangerous as it is difficult to determine where the water is going and how deep it is in certain parts. Even when flood waters begin to recede there are still dangers associated with working in those areas.
When hurricanes hit they can cause catastrophic damage to cities, homes and businesses, as we've seen over the past few weeks with the devastation in Houston. As the southeastern United States awaits another major Hurricane in Irma, we wanted to provide some ways you can prepare your families and businesses.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the United States, claiming an estimated 220,000 lives each year. Of those 220,000 about 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur at work and more than 95% of victims die before reaching the hospital.
I’m always excited when a new employee starts at Arbill. We plan in advance to welcome the employee and make sure he/she meets with key people and learns the ropes from our experienced staff. It’s also important that all new employees -- in every area of the company --understands from day one that we are a safety company. Nothing is more important than keeping workers safe.
According to OSHA, the leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, struck-by-object, electrocutions and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than 64% of the construction deaths in 2015.
With new regulations coming from OSHA and the first increase in workplace fatalities since 2010, it is imperative that organizations take the proper steps to keep their employees safe. Safety Managers face increased pressure to maintain compliance, reduce incident rates and ensure employee safety.