Safety at Work

2202, 2015

Incident Investigative Should Answer Six Key Questions

138011062Six key questions should be answered: who, what, when, where, why, and how. Fact should be distinguished from opinion, and both should be presented carefully and clearly. The report should include thorough interviews with everyone with any knowledge of the incident. A good investigation is likely […]

1502, 2015

Noise and Hearing Loss Prevention

sudden-hearing-lossOccupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million exposed to ototoxic chemicals. An estimated $242 million is spent annually on worker’s compensation […]

1102, 2015

Job Hazard Analysis

img_quality_pageWhy is job hazard analysis important?

Many workers are injured and killed at the workplace every day in the United States. Safety and health can add value to your business, your job, and your life. You can help prevent workplace injuries and illnesses by looking at your […]

802, 2015

Emergency Medical Services Workers

e38f4ed53e48334f59c558152eed57f1Emergency medical services (EMS) workers are primary providers of pre-hospital emergency medical care and integral components of disaster response. The potentially hazardous job duties of EMS workers include lifting patients and equipment, treating patients with infectious illnesses, handling hazardous chemical and body substances, and participating in […]

202, 2015

Injury Risk to Home Building Workers

SIPs-can-be-moved-by-two-menHome building is physically demanding work and manual material handling may be the most difficult part of the job. Manual material handling includes all of the tasks that require you to lift, lower, push, pull, hold or carry materials. These activities increase the risk of painful […]

2301, 2015

Fatal Falls at Work

Ladder_fallIn 2013, falls to lower level accounted for 574 fatal work injuries. Of the cases where height of fall was known (466 cases), 3 out of every 5 were falls of 20 feet or less. Only one in five cases […]

1301, 2015

Age of Worker Fatalities

ageeyeFatal work injury rates for workers 45 years of age and over were higher than the overall U.S. rate, and the rate for workers 65 years of age and over was more than 2 times the rate for all workers.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor […]

801, 2015

How will a healthy work environment benefit my bottom line?

foto_trabaja_con_nosotrosResearch shows that healthy people working in a healthy environment are key to business success. That’s because a healthy workplace improves productivity and reduces employers’ costs.

A healthy workplace will:

  • Improve employee health outcomes
  • Make it easier to attract and retain qualified employees
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Reduce health benefit costs
  • Enhance morale
  • Reduce risk […]
3012, 2014

Materials Handling: Heavy Lifting

construction-worker-with-back-injuryLifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. In 2001, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that over 36 percent of injuries involving missed workdays were the result of shoulder and back injuries. Overexertion and cumulative trauma were the biggest […]

612, 2014

Health Care Workers

nurseeyes2Healthcare is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing over 18 million workers. Women represent nearly 80% of the healthcare work force. Health care workers face a wide range of hazards on the job, including needlestick injuries, back injuries, latex allergy, violence, and stress. Although […]