Posts Tagged ‘Workplace safety snapshots’

OSHA’s Public Injury Records Rule Gets Final Needed Approval May 3, 2016 No Comments

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“Any day now, OSHA could publish its final rule requiring electronic workplace injury records to be made publicly available.
The White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs concluded its review of the regulation, “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses.” OSHA is now free to publish the rule when it’s ready.
OSHA’s stated purpose of the […]

Workers Memorial Day: 150 Workers Killed on the Job Every Day No Comments

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More than 4,820 workers were killed on the job in 2014, according to a new report by the AFL-CIO. Additionally an estimated 50,000-60,000 died from occupational diseases, resulting in a daily loss of nearly 150 workers from preventable workplace injuries and illnesses.
“Working people should not have to risk their lives to make a living and […]

Office Fire Safety Infographic: How to Prevent Office Fires April 24, 2016 No Comments

Fire Safety- Extinguishing Different Types

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Despite that we may not think there are many hazards in the office, there are still hazards present that can cause lasting damage to employees if they’re not careful. One of the most prominent being office fire hazards. Office fire hazards can be lurking anywhere, just as they […]

Where There’s Smoke . . . April 19, 2016 No Comments

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Being a firefighter was all I thought about when I was a kid; little did I know about the dangers associated with the fire and rescue profession. Many people in the fire service today probably feel the same way. The training and awareness that you acquire as you grow into your career as a firefighter […]

Corporate Safety Planning – Past, Present and Future April 4, 2016 No Comments

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A few short decades ago, safety planning was not considered a priority for many corporations. Instead, most incidents and emergencies were handled as they occurred, as effectively as possible given the limited technology resources available at the time.
Today, workplace health and safety departments have evolved into something else entirely. Safety planning has become a must-have […]

Safety Training is Saving Lives, but Four Industries Remain High Risk April 3, 2016 No Comments

Rate Fatal Occupational Injuries by State 2014

 
OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) estimates that, prior to its inception in 1971, some 14,000 workers were killed on the job each year.  Though the most recent accident statistics are not yet complete, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show just 4,679 workplace deaths in 2014, up a little from 2012 (4,628) […]

7 Hacks to Increase Workplace Safety Today March 29, 2016 No Comments

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Danger is everywhere, and the chance of someone getting injured is increased dramatically when safety rules are absent, ignored or overlooked. Whether or not you are in the material handling industry, your likelihood of accidents can be controlled and minimized by improving your workplace’s safety. Here are 7 powerful tips that will cultivate a safer […]

FDA Proposed Ban on Powdered Gloves No Comments

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing a ban on most powdered gloves used in the country.
The ban, which would cover powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove, would remove powdered gloves from the marketplace.
The FDA says the risks associated with using powdered gloves are “unreasonable […]

Do we really need “One More” safety brand? March 22, 2016 No Comments

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I have just been reading an article by Kevin Jones of a “new model” of safety that the consulting firm Ernst & Young are about to launch onto the safety world. The value of this new approach, which they have termed “Plus One”, is that it apparently takes the next step after Zero Harm. So […]

Over 10,000 Severe Worker Injuries Reported First Year OSHA Requirement No Comments

Since Jan. 1, 2015, employers have been required to report any severe work-related injury – defined as a hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye – within 24 hours. The requirement that an employer report a workplace fatality within eight hours remains in force. In the first year of the new requirement, employers notified OSHA […]

A Roadmap to Safety Excellence March 15, 2016 No Comments

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With this downloadable PDF of 14 columns from author and speaker Terry L. Mathis, EHSToday.com launches its first collection of columns.
In February 2012, Terry L. Mathis began contributing to EHS Today’s Managing Safety column. Readers demanded more columns from Terry, and he began contributing monthly. Soon, the safety management column belonged to Terry and the […]

Safety – Just a Few Bad Apples No Comments

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I hear stories everyday about presenters and trainers in the risk and safety space peddling simplistic snake oil as the pathway to success. Often the idea being presented is based on a kernel of something good but then extended out to be something quite dangerous. Unfortunately the safety industry is susceptible to a host of […]

What GHS Hazard Communication Labels Mean to Workers March 3, 2016 1 Comment

GHS Safety Updates

The United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS hazard communication) is due to be fully implemented in the United States within the year.   According to OSHA, “The new standard covers over 43 million workers who produce or handle hazardous chemicals in more than five million workplaces across the country. The […]

A Guide to Workplace Hazards in Manufacturing March 1, 2016 No Comments

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The manufacturing industry is a large but diverse part of the employment sector. While the industry is responsible for creating parts, products, and tools that we need to live, there can be many workplace hazards in manufacturing businesses. Employees are required to work production lines and often operate heavy machinery.
Some of the most common workplace […]

Safer workplaces start with failure No Comments

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Safer workplaces always get there by failing first.
When we compare workplaces to determine which one is safer, we often think the employer has got everything all ‘honkey dory’. However, we couldn’t be further from the truth.
“Success comes through rapidly fixing our mistakes rather than getting things right first time.” -Tim Harford
As I go into workplaces […]