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.
Back-Saving Tips for Lifting and Bending Safely
Do you know what one of the leading causes for missed work days is? Lifting and bending work-related injuries. If fact, they account for 34 percent of all work-related injuries each year. Most of these types of injuries are due to overexertion and gradual trauma of the back or shoulders from incorrect and unsafe lifting techniques.
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.
Electrical Power Safety Checklist
The dangers associated with electricity and electrical power are more common and serious than we often realize. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), about five workers are electrocuted on a weekly basis. Very little electricity is needed to cause a great deal of harm, so it is vital to take the necessary precautions to prevent injuries.
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.
Onshoring Operations: Tips to Keep Risks from Hitting Home
A trend among U.S.-based manufacturers is the onshoring or “reshoring” of production operations. Over the last several years, more companies have opted to bring some of their offshore activities back home. This trend is likely to accelerate if Congress takes up the administration’s pledge to create more domestic manufacturing jobs.
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.