“This rule will save lives of construction workers. Unlike most general industry worksites, construction sites are continually evolving, with the number and characteristics of confined spaces changing as work progresses. This rule emphasizes training, continuous worksite evaluation and communication requirements to further protect workers’ safety and health.” — Assistant Secretary ...
Did you know that more workers are killed in motor vehicle accidents each year than any other cause. Statistics show that, distracted driving accidents killed more than 3,o00 people in 2012 & injured 416,000 in 2010. To prevent distracted driving, OSHA recommends that companies prohibit texting while driving, declaring vehicles “text-free zones.” OSHA also recommends […]
Keep Workers Safe from Cold Stress
With the current conditions and cold weather along the Northeast, it is important to keep in mind workers safety from the cold. Cold weather and wind speeds cause heat to leave the body quicker. Hypothermia occurs when body temperature drops to 95 degrees or less. With moderate symptoms, in the affected person, they may be […]
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That time of year!
It’s that time of year again and flu season is right around the corner. Protect yourself and get vaccinated from the flu this year. People most at risk for the flu are children, seniors and those with chronic health conditions. Call us today at (215) 750-6426! Stay healthy & work smart! To learn more about […]
Virtual Workplace Hazard Training
Wouldn’t it be great if your workers could explore common workplace hazards without exposure? Now they can, OSHA has announced a new interactive training web tool that allows employers and workers to virtually explore how to identify workplace hazards in the manufacturing and construction industries. Through this tool, users can operate as the business owner […]
OSHA’S Crystalline Silica Rulemaking
When workers inhale very small pieces of crystalline silica they are risk for a number of serious conditions. Silica exposure can be deadly, workers who inhale silica are at risk for silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease. Those who are at risk are workers whose work operations involve stone, rock, concrete, […]
SAMHSA Disaster App for Behavioral Health Responders
SAMHSA has released an app providing behavioral health responders with the resources they need to help provide support to survivors. The App is now available in the App Store, Google play and BlackBerry App World. The app includes pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, post-deployment resources and more. Everything is pre-downloaded, so you don’t have to worry […]
Safe Patient Handling, Nursing & Residential Facilities
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, […]
Personal Protective Equipment
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 […]