Posts Categorized: Safety

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There are certain times of the year when workload rises. Whether it’s a seasonal upswing, a new contract or the convergence of factors at the same time, you have to keep productivity moving. Usually, the first response is to allow overtime. This is the “simple” solution because your existing team knows the job, they know… Read more »

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Exposure to extreme temperatures should be considered a safety hazard on the job. Working in excessively cold or hot environments can lead to accidents, illness, stress, decreased productivity and damage to equipment which exacerbates safety concerns. Keep these things in mind when your team is exposed to extreme temperatures. Working in the Cold In bitter… Read more »

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Improving ergonomics in the workplace can help reduce your employees’ chances of developing acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). Standing, walking, sitting, engaging in repetitive motions and poor posture can lead to disruptive, if not serious, health issues. Good training on ergonomics and a proactive process can help reduce health and safety hazards. The Business… Read more »

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In industrial settings, workplace safety is of the utmost importance. Traditionally, we think of hazards relating directly to the job like falls, vehicular accidents, toxic spills, etc. However, deaths resulting from workplace violence are one of the top causes of occupational fatalities in the U.S. Nearly two million workers each year are reported to be… Read more »

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Developing a safety incentive program is a large undertaking. It requires a great deal of planning and attention to incorporating the right elements for success. Effective programs will encourage safe behavior, hazard recognition and teamwork. However, the program must be careful not to create an environment where employees feel discouraged from reporting or even de-incentivized… Read more »

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Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees – including temporary employees. They also have an ethical obligation to their staffing firm. Recruiters trust that their workers will be safe when they walk onto a new assignment. However, there may come a time when you have a concern about… Read more »

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Solid safety practices, policies and procedures can have a big impact on your bottom line.  One major incident or accident can lead to costly downtime, put contracts at risk, and leave your company vulnerable to legal proceedings or government fines. However, the motivation to follow safety practices must come from the top. If managers and… Read more »

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When it comes to managing a team of laborers, safety is a major concern. Everyone must follow posted guidelines to ensure that deadlines are met while keeping everyone safe and in good health. However, when you are understaffed, safety is often sacrificed in the name of getting the job done. Just what does a short… Read more »

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If you are in an industry like manufacturing, construction or engineering, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about safety. Safety programs are necessary to reduce injury and illness, but they are also important for communicating to employees that the organization cares about their well-being. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, nearly… Read more »