Just yesterday, our employees lined up for flu shots at our headquarters in Philadelphia. Most of our employees took advantage of the preventative medicine that we provided for them through a health agency and administered by a registered nurse.
Our Safety Advisors are asked every day to help employers prevent the most common workplace injuries. Many employers do everything they can to protect their workers. Unfortunately, many employers do not. And often, the decisions by employers to not protect their workers lead to needless and sometimes tragic injuries… and even loss of life.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently released a statement from Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on fatal occupational injuries in 2014. The rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013.
Hand protection has been of particular importance to my family long before I was born. My grandfather realized the importance of protecting the hands of local workers back in the 1940’s, and he started our company to meet that need.
As we enter the dog days of summer and see record-setting temperatures throughout much of the United States, heat related injuries are very much on our minds for outdoor workers.