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 […]
Take your resources with you! The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America has recommended five apps that are useful to construction workers. Employers and Worker’s can download the apps on their iOS or Android device and have access to them at any time. The apps address ladder safety, heat stress, safe lifting, noise monitoring, […]
The percentage of women in the workforce has increased over the years: In the 1950’s the percentage of women working was 34%, today that number is 58%. However, the percentage of men in the workforce has decreased since the 1950’s, where 84% of men worked, today that number is 71%. The CDC discusses work-related health […]
Did you know that hospitals rank as one of the most hazardous places to work? Read OSHA’s Worker Safety in Hospitals for helpful tips and resources. “In 2011, U.S. hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related injuries and illnesses, a rate of 6.8 work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees. This is almost twice the rate […]
Presented by OSHA, Employers and their employees discuss the benefits of Injury and Illness Prevention Programs. In the video, Dr. David Michaels is quoted, “Every day in America 12 workers are killed on the job. And every year in America more than 3 million workers are seriously injured.” These injuries are preventable. Watch now […]
Truck Driver Ergonomics: fitting the truck for the driver. Applying ergonomic principles in the workplace can greatly reduce the risk factors for injury and musculoskeletal disorders. Common risk factors: awkward posture, excessive force to move objects, repetitive prolonged actions and localized pressure. For truck drivers ergonomics are especially important. Sitting improperly puts stress on the...