Tag: workplace injuries

Minority workers have the highest risk for injury, disability: study

Los Angeles – Latino immigrants and African-American men are most at risk for being injured on the job, according to a study from the University of Southern California. Researchers examined data on 11.6 million people from the American Community Survey from 2006 to 2013 and 198,000 people from the Survey of Income and Program Participation…

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Celebrating Labor Day 2016

Labor Day 2016 is here: a day to remember the contributions of U.S. workers, as well as occupational safety and labor pioneers such as Alice Hamilton and Frances Perkins, and to honor workers who have lost their lives or been injured on the job. NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard spoke in his Labor Day 2016…

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Workplace Injuries Infographic: Workplace Injuries By The Numbers

Workplace injuries happen more often than we think they do. In fact, every 7 seconds, a worker is injured on the job. That’s a pretty daunting statistic and the more we neglect workplace safety, the more we contribute to those numbers instead of reducing them. The National Safety Council has derived this colorful infographic that communicates…

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Workplace Fatigue Infographic: Sleep Deficiency and Fatigue

Workplace fatigue is caused by a lack of sleep, and adequate sleep is an absolute necessity for everyone. Without enough sleep, it can affect you drastically both physically and mentally- often affecting every area of your life. People who don’t get enough sleep can actually be a danger to other people, particularly at work in…

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Workplace Injuries Infographic: Why You Should Be Protected

Before OSHA was indoctrinated in the 1970’s, workplace injuries and illnesses were the norm. Large industrial companies were taking advantage of their employees and had virtually no concern for their safety, which made them seem almost dispensable. Finally the U.S. government realized how unethical it was to disregard employee safety, and workplace injuries and illnesses…

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Workplace Safety Infographic: How Visual Aids Can Improve Workplace Safety

It’s no secret that some people learn differently than others. This can include visual aids, a lecturer, or hard material to read off from to absorb the information. In regards to workplace safety, it become important that we take into account the different ways in which employees retain the information communicated by the company. Being…

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OSHA Greatly Increases Workplace Injury Reporting Requirements

Under the final rule, OSHA has revised its requirements for recording and submitting records of work-based injuries and illnesses. Once the new rule takes effect, you will be required to electronically submit the recorded information for posting on the OSHA web site. Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA…

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Top 5 Causes of Workplace Injuries

Five years and more than 1.5 million workers’ comp claims. That’s what The Travelers Companies looked at to determine the who, what, where, when, why and how of workplace injuries … also how much they cost. According to the Travelers Injury Impact Report, the most frequent causes of workplace injuries for the period from 2010…

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Workplace Safety Infographic: The Younger Face of Workplace Safety

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As the workforce gets younger and younger due to baby boomers moving closer to retirement, we’ll see major changes in workplace safety. The new generation needs just as much emphasis on the importance of workplace safety as generations before them. The following infographic goes into specifics regarding the age of the current workforce and the…

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