Tag Archives : Prevention

It’s that time of year: Flu shot season

Flu shots are important to corporate wellness programs, not only do they keep employees healthy, they help prevent absenteeism and they help recruit new employees illustrating that you are company that cares about employees health. Instead of having a flu shot day, one strategy is to have a flu shot clinic. Flu shot clinics can […]

Heat Illness Prevention in Outdoor Workers

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 […]

5 Apps for Construction Workers

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, […]

Women’s Safety at Work

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 […]

Coming up, National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Thinking about weather on this rainy day? Well, coming up, is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, from May 25th to May 31st. OSHA has complied resources for employers and workers, including information on hurricane warnings, hazards and precautions that should be taken after a hurricane has occurred. Please visit for more information: https://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/hurricane/index.html Stay Sa...

Worker Safety in Hospitals

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 […]

Driver Ergonomics

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...

Construction: Safety and Prevention

Safety and Prevention are key to your workplace. OSHA is holding a “Safety Stand-down” to discuss safety topics such as ladder safety, personal protective equipment and scaffold safety. Join OSHA during the week of June 2-6, 2014. https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/ “Fall Prevention Training Guide, a Lesson Plan for Employees,” is available from OSHA: https://www.osh...