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

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

How can Slip and Fall Accidents be Prevented at Work?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slip and fall accidents account for approximately 15 percent of all accident deaths and about 25 percent of all workplace accidents. Additionally, slip and fall injuries make up more than 17 percent of all disabling work injuries. Slip and fall accidents at work account for 95 million lost work days every year, which is about 65 percent of all lost work days. If employers can prevent slip and fall accidents, it[…] Read More

How Can Workers Avoid Serious Eye Injuries?

Workers in many different occupations are at risk for eye injuries. Some high-risk jobs include the following: Maintenance Welding Mining Manufacturing Construction Although a worker’s occupation may increase their risk for an eye injury, experts say that failing to wear eye protection is a top cause for eye injuries. Wearing proper eye protection is crucial in the workplace. Additionally, certain machines should have work screens or other types of controls built in that protect the eyes of employees. According to[…] Read More

Workplace Safety Tips for Postal Workers

Often, people may think that working as a postal worker is an easy job with few hardships, but nothing could be further from the truth. Postal employees experience more work injuries than any other federal employees. Approximately, 34,000 postal workers are injured each year, and about 13,000 of those injuries are directly caused by mail delivery. What is the Federal Employment Compensation Act? It is important to know that when postal workers are injured, they are subject to a different[…] Read More

Keeping Highway Construction Workers Safe

Highway construction workers face various job hazards, including heavy equipment and unsafe drivers who are distracted or speeding through work zones. Each year, approximately 100 highway construction workers are killed and 20,000 are injured in highway construction accidents, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). If a highway worker is suffering from a work injury, he or she may need an attorney to help collect the maximum amount of benefits available. What Hazards are in Highway[…] Read More

Retail Workers Face Many Risks Amid the Pandemic

As our world slowly combats the coronavirus, our communities have recognized essential workers. Normally, essential workers include nurses, doctors, police, and emergency responders. However, with the threat of the rapidly spreading virus and the shut-down economy, retail workers showed us that they are essential. Retail Work Essential During the Pandemic Retail work is vital for society to survive the pandemic, grocery workers and workers at stores, like Walmart or Target, are at risk. Retail workers are meeting panicked customers’ demands[…] Read More