Arbill works hard all year to keep you and 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.
We urge you to take a few simple precautions to prevent home fires and to be prepared for common health emergencies that may arise this holiday.
With wild fires burning out of control in California, it is a reminder that we all have to be vigilant about fire safety. From a workplace perspective, fire safety has come a long way since the tragedy at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, that killed 146 garment workers -123 women and 23 men, in 1911. Today, there are standards put in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to guard against hazards like locked fire exits and inadequate fire extinguishing systems.
However, according to OSHA, workplace fires and explosions kill 200 and injure more than 5,000 workers each year and costs businesses more than $2.3 billion in property damage. Explosions and fires account for 3% of workplace injuries and have the highest casualty rate of all probable workplace accidents.
Unexpected explosions and fires in the workplace are frequently caused by risk factors such as faulty gas lines, poor pipefitting, improperly stored combustible materials or open flames. These incidents cause damage to the respiratory system, varying degrees of burns and potential disfigurement.
Protecting your employees can be a challenging proposition. The modern workplace can be a loud and dangerous place that exposes your workers to hazards that are unique to your workplace. For this reason it's critically important that managers and employees alike understand what they can do to ensure each employee goes home safely after every shift.
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.
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.
Before creating your checklist here are four things to keep in mind:
Developing a comprehensive health and safety checklist is an important first step in creating a safe workplace. Identifying potential hazards and developing procedures to handle them will ensure the safety of your employees and show your commitment to building a culture of safety in your workplace.
Having workers’ compensation coverage is extremely important for employers, especially those in industries where employees are at a daily risk for injury. Every employer wants to improve their safety program and reduce incidents. For new employers, the cost of workers compensation coverage can be staggering to say the least and this often unplanned cost can be a major setback to the business.
Keeping employees up to date on changing policies and new safety issues can often be a challenge. You hold monthly safety meetings, send out safety reminders and have a program in place, but how do you ensure your message is understood by the frontline. A great way to provide additional training and reinforce the importance of safety are Toolbox Talks.
No matter how careful you are, accidents happen. Sometimes it's nothing more than a stubbed toe. But what happens when an employee suffers a more severe injury on the job? Your company could lose a valuable team member for a period of time and open itself up to potential liability.
It is everyone's responsibility to help create a culture of safety around the workplace. That means noticing and remedying the little hazards before they grow into big headaches.