Did you know that healthcare workers experience some of the highest rates of injuries and illnesses in the industry sector? Injuries reported for Nursing & Residential Care Facilities in 2012 were drastically higher than construction, retail and manufacturing. Almost half of these injuries were musculoskeletal disorders. OSHA has released a guide on Safe Patient Handling, […]
Did you know that 72 percent of employees take Safety Shortcuts, such as not following procedures, not wearing their personal protective equipment, etc, and of that number 17 percent do so frequently? Even if you provide your employees with the best protective equipment money can buy, it does not mean they will wear it. Personal […]
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s ladder safety app for smart phones is a finalist for an Innovation Award. The app addresses causes of ladder falls by having interactive, easy to use safety tools and guides, accessible to anyone with a smart phone. Falls-from-ladders are a leading cause of injury and death. The […]
The OSHA Heat Safety Tool allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, which will then display the risk level to outdoor workers. This app also includes helpful reminders about protective measures that should be taken. Available on for Android and iPhone.
OSHA has launched a campaign to prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers. There are many on the job factors that are a risk to your employees. However, this time of year heat illness can be just as deadly, but it is preventable. Three words: Water, Rest, and Shade OSHA recommends a few tips for your […]