How can Safety Management Practices be Improved for Workplace Safety?

Safety practices support the overall performance of a company. Ensuring safety is at the heart of many industries where employees carry out physical tasks at work. In industries where there is physical labor, safety management is an integral part of the business model. Safety management and leadership are important since safety needs to be a part of all aspects of the business. According to the former president of the American Society of Safety Engineers and manager of the Industrial Safety[…] Read More

New OSHA Program to Enhance Worker Safety

On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) responded to the executive order to enhance workplace safety during the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). The OSHA has launched a COVID-19 National Emphasis Program (NEP) to minimize exposure in high-risk occupations. The NEP focuses on increased inspections and sanitation as well as retaliation protect for workers. Some people have criticized OSHA after COVID-19 spread rampantly in some workplaces, such as in the meatpacking industry in the fall of 2020.[…] Read More

Are Older Employees More Likely to be Injured at Work?

Each day, employees can be injured at work. At workplaces where there are many moving parts and heavy equipment, there is a higher likelihood of work injuries. Additionally, the age of the worker may also influence the likelihood of an injury. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has tracked fatal work injuries since 1992 and has provided some insightful data on trends. Also, the National Safety Council (NSC) has studied work injuries from 2011 to 2019. According to the[…] Read More

What Should Workers Know About Third-Degree Burns?

Workers can sustain many different types of injuries at work. In certain types of jobs, employees may be at risk for burn work injuries. In 2017, over 3,300 Pennsylvania workers were burned on the job. Burns do not only happen as a result of an open flame. The different types of burn injuries include: Chemical burns. Radiation burns. Burns from explosions. Electrical burns. Thermal burns from coals or other gases materials. Scalding burns are caused by exposure to hot liquids.[…] Read More

Updated Safety Rules will Help Protect Workers from Coronavirus

At the end of January 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provided updated guidance for employers regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidelines should be used to identify risks for workers who could be exposed to COVID-19. The OSHA is tasked to ensure that employers provide their workers with a workplace that is free from recognized hazards that could cause physical harm or death. COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is highly infectious and can be spread from person to[…] Read More

How is Technology Improving Safety for Construction Workers?

Worker safety should always be forefront. Some industries are more prone to accidents because they involve more physical activity than others. In recent years, the construction industry has evolved to utilize more technology to prevent accidents and place more emphasis on the safety of workers. Below are different forms of technology that can improve worker safety. Wearable Technology Employees can now wear sensors on their bodies to detect employee fatigue levels. Some wearables can also alert employees who work with[…] Read More

How can Warehouse Employees Stay Safe at Work?

A warehouse can be a dangerous place to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 16 workers are killed each year in warehouse and storage-related accidents. Additionally, work injuries and illnesses occur in five out of every 100 storage and warehouse workers. It is important for employers to implement strict safety measures, and create a culture of safety in the warehouse work environment. According to regulations promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there[…] Read More

What are the Benefits of CPR Training at Work?

Many people may never use cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but it is an important skill to have. CPR training can make an employee an important asset to their company as well. In the United States, approximately 220,000 people suffer from heart attacks each year. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that approximately four to five percent of those heart attacks happened to victims while they were at work. CPR is the act of providing chest compressions to another[…] Read More

What Should I Know About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After a Work Accident?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatizing event, such as a severe work accident. It can start to occur within a few weeks of the traumatic event. Common symptoms of PTSD include: Re-experiencing intrusive memories. Avoidance related to the event. Negative moods or thoughts. Experiencing changes in emotional or physical reactions, including becoming easily startled. About eight percent of the American population will develop post-traumatic stress disorder at some point. About 32[…] Read More

How Much Money Should I Receive in Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Determining how much money an injured worker should receive in benefits depends on many factors. Not only will a person’s earnings determine how much money they should earn, but if the person has two jobs, this will influence how much they will earn as well. Workers’ compensation earnings will also depend on an employee’s medical situation. For example, temporary total disability payments will be different from partial disability benefits. Determining Factors for Workers’ Compensation Benefits When an employee is hurt[…] Read More