Understanding workplace safety and accident prevention really all comes down to context. Even though it might be somewhat easy to blame human error for the root cause of most workplace accidents, that’s really just the beginning. With further investigation, you’re likely to uncover many factors that contribute to any accident in the workplace.
Ergonomics is the science of designing the workplace, machines and work tasks within the capacity and capability of the human body. Its focus is fitting the job to the worker, not the worker to the job.
The summer season is upon us, and that means stifling outdoor temperatures and a dangerous increase in heat-related workplace safety hazards.
As a leader of your organization and the person in charge of workplace safety, the worst thing you could do is to assume workplace injury and illness won’t occur in your facility.
Here’s a workplace safety statistic you maybe didn’t know: Homicide is one of the leading causes of job-related deaths.
On Monday, May 20th, an EF5 tornado thrashed through the town of Moore, Oklahoma, injuring 377 people, killing 24 people and damaging or completely destroying approximately 12,000 homes.
Whether they are old chestnuts passed down from traditional safety views of yesteryear or based on pure misconception and ignorance, present-day myths abound concerning workplace safety.
According to a 2011 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the most common workplace injuries resulting in the most missed days -- by a long shot -- are sprains, strains and tears. These nonfatal musculoskeletal work-related injuries account for 38% of all injuries in the workplace.