Fall Prevention Awareness Week started Saturday, September 22 this year. Have you included it on your priority list?
In our first part of this four-part blog series, we discussed the importance of creating and practicing a plan to handle unexpected disasters. Part of every emergency plan should also include life-saving skills and methods that can give you and your team the best chance of survival during a threat.
Your company’s safety program is only as good as the training you provide to your team. How else can you hold them accountable for upholding policies and procedures that are meant to protect them at work?
Workplace safety is a primary concern for any organization. To support your safety initiatives, it’s important to create safety guidelines for every worker to follow and encourage them to practice good habits while at work.
According to the CDC, ladders account for nearly 20% of fall injuries in the workplace, which makes them one of the most dangerous items in your organization.
Safety awareness might seem moot in many organizations. Most people know the general safety rules that apply to any work situation, even if they’re brand new to your company. They also sit through their fair share of safety training each year and are constantly reminded of rules and procedures via the OSHA posters on the break room walls.
Helmets, safety glasses, goggles, full body suits, respirators, gloves, ear protection – they all have different functions, but their goal is the same: to protect the wearer from potential health and safety hazards.
Safety and health is a cornerstone part of any operation. Businesses have a responsibility to create safe work conditions for their employees. They’re continually staying on top of industry statistics and evolving OSHA regulations to create better workspaces and mitigate health risks.