Winter weather brings a whole new set of challenges for staying safe. And as the largest storm of 2015 pounds the Northeast with record breaking snowfall in some areas, I’d like to pass along some outstanding reminders of winter safety that was recently published by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year. Think about that for a minute. Think of the lives affected and the cost of such injuries and loss of human life.
I usually reserve this space to share information of value about safety. However, today’s message is not about safety specifically, but it is about making a difference in the lives of those we touch.
I would like to continue the series of workplace tragedies in the hope that it sheds light on
the importance of safety training and safety practices in the workplace.
Protecting your workers has a huge impact on your bottom line. By not protecting workers, you are leaving them vulnerable to injury. Injuries cost millions of dollars in medical costs, worker’s compensation and loss of productivity.
It’s not surprising that the most frequently sited workplace safety violation by Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) is Fall Protection. Each year over 100,000 injuries and deaths are attributable to work-related falls.
We've seen the impact of respiratory illness and how it can be devastating to workers, their families and employers who did not properly protect their workers.