January is National Radon Action Month
January is National Radon Action Month. When we think of radon risk, we usually think of testing our homes for the dangerous gas. But any building where people are going to spend any major amount of time – residential or commercial – should be tested to make sure it’s safe.
Odorless Dangers: Chemical Hazards in Healthcare
The healthcare industry recently surpassed construction and manufacturing as one of the most dangerous fields to work. One danger most healthcare workers face on a daily basis is the exposure to hazardous chemicals. Exposure and inhalation of chemicals can lead to acute and chronic health problems. Protect your workers by knowing what chemicals can pose risks and how to interact with them safely.
The Eyes Have It: Eye Safety in the Healthcare Industry
We often don’t think about eye safety until it’s too late. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that three out of five people who suffer eye injuries at work weren’t wearing eye protection because they didn’t think it was necessary. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) these incidences happen nearly 2,000 times each day. We know these injuries are common in many industrial jobs, but they are also important in the healthcare industry. You can prevent these injuries by knowing what can harm your workers’ eyes, helping them choose the right protection and ensuring its correct use.
Mold Prevention and Cleanup After a Hurricane
After a hurricane, the likelihood of mold contamination in your building is high, and excessive mold exposure may lead to several health problems. When returning to your business after a major storm, it is important to consider the dangers that come with floodwater. When the water recedes, it leaves behind bacteria that is a serious threat to health.
OSHA's Top Ten Violations of 2017
Do you know which Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations are the most commonly cited? Recognizing common violations can help you plan and improve your company’s safety practices.
The Risk of Shift Work and Long Hours – and How to Remedy It
It’s no secret that lack of sleep can cause problems in the workplace. Sleep deprivation not only impairs worker performance, it increases the risk for obesity, injuries and a wide range of chronic diseases. But shift work and long hours come with more hazards and risks than those associated with lack of sleep.
The Importance of National Safe and Sound Week
Safety and health programs play a vital part in any business, but especially in industries such as construction and manufacturing. To help bring awareness to the importance of safety and health at the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is spearheading the inaugural Safe + Sound Week this June 12-18, 2017. Over 70 employee- and safety-related organizations are supporting this worthy endeavor.