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 […]
Tag Archives : Safety
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...
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...
Aging and Work
The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, estimates that 1 in 4 Americans in 2020 will be over 55. The CDC has listed some strategies for employers to ensure they have an Age-Friendly Workplace to ensure safety, here are a few: Employee wellness programs (smoking cessation, meal planning, physical activity, on-site medical care) New technology […]
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...