Posts Categorized: Safety

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You know when you’re short on staff, it negatively impacts productivity. However, being short-staffed also leads to safety concerns. When you have several open positions on your team, it leaves lots of room for error, it makes people feel rushed and forces them into double-duty, increasing the odds that someone will get hurt. Short Staff’s… Read more »

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Effectively communicating and following through on workplace safety information is crucial to preventing accidents, injuries and illness. Use these strategies to build stronger communication with your team and promote a culture of safety. Why Communication and Follow-Through Matters to Safety Failing to effectively communicate safety information and procedures as well as failing to follow through… Read more »

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Every workplace has hazards, but industrial and warehouse environments tend to have more hazards than the average business. Employers have a legal responsibility to protect their employees’ health and safety, and that begins with identifying the hazards they may face throughout the day. The Categories of Workplace Hazards There are endless potential hazards in the… Read more »

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A safe workplace is a productive workplace, and a productive workplace leads to a profitable organization. In any environment where employees engage in physical labor or are exposed to machinery or chemicals, safety should be the number one priority.  Use these strategies to take steps to create a safer workplace today. Put It in Writing… Read more »

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Everyone is prone to the occasional slip, trip or fall, but when they occur at work, it can lead to major problems. Slips, trips and falls account for 15 percent of all accidental deaths per year – second only to automobile accidents; they make up 25 percent of all reported injury claims per year and… Read more »

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Repetitive motions, vibration, standing, reaching, sitting, heavy lifting. The modern American workplace can be an ergonomic nightmare, wreaking long-term havoc on the body. Poor ergonomics have been proven to cause acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and a host of other health concerns that can lead to workers’ compensation claims and unhappy, unproductive employees. If you… Read more »

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Safety is crucial in manufacturing and light industrial workplaces. Accidents and injuries put companies in jeopardy of losing great employees; they can put production behind schedule and cost an organization millions of dollars. Here are some strategies you can use in your job search to show potential employers you value safety on the job. Show… Read more »

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Industrial employees spend their days navigating a host of hazardous situations. From heavy lifting to machine operation to hazardous chemical exposure, safety must always be a top priority. The rules and regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) do change from year to year, and in order to keep your workforce safe and… Read more »

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Ergonomics ensure that your workers are safe, comfortable and can even help them get a good night’s rest so they are ready to tackle their day. If your organization values safety, ergonomics must be an integral part of your culture. A Brief History of Ergonomics in U.S. Industry Ergonomics isn’t a “touchy-feely” or new-age term…. Read more »

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According to data from OSHA, work-related accidents and injuries cost American businesses nearly $170 billion per year. Even more staggering, nearly 4,500 people die each year on the job. Staffing for safety is a must, but most employers focus their resources on training for safety once an employee is already hired. While safety training is… Read more »