The Consequences of Slip and Fall Accidents

Every business wants to keep accidents to a minimum for both employees and customers to avoid increased insurance premiums, workers’ comp claims, and lost productivity. More than anything, though, businesses want to prevent accidents to reduce the physical and mental pain and suffering that result from injuries. Although they seem harmless,[…] Read More →

Ensure Proper Access with Talking Warning Signs

It would surprise many people to learn that one of the biggest dangers at work sites is employees or visitors who are not approved to access certain areas. The wrong people in the wrong place could spell disaster. Workers may think they are able to enter all work areas, but that[…] Read More →

Now Playing: How to Avoid Slip-and-Fall Injuries in Movie Theaters

Even in an age of on-demand entertainment, where just about anything can be accessed online 24/7, movie theaters are still popular destinations for both young and old. Kids look forward to seeing the latest flick featuring their favorite superheroes and adults get excited about the newest thriller or maybe a[…] Read More →

Making Eye Protection a Priority

One of the most common reasons for eye injuries on the job is that workers are not wearing protective equipment. Eye hazards abound in industrial settings. Chemicals, gases, steam, grease, hot oil, and flying bits of wood or metal can damage eyes. Workers who don’t wear protective eye gear are[…] Read More →

Use Stand-Downs to Step Up Safety

OSHA has partnered with other safety organizations for the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 4-15. The program’s goal is to bring attention to the importance of safety procedures and employee training in preventing fall hazards in the construction industry. During those two weeks employers and supervisors were encouraged[…] Read More →

Reducing Construction Site Injuries and Fatalities with Auto-Sign

Construction is an inherently unsafe industry. Every day workers on construction sites deal with potentially lethal equipment, including chemicals, power tools, and electricity. Site supervisors want to keep workers healthy and costs low; yet, according to OSHA reports, thousands of construction workers are killed on the job each year. Tens[…] Read More →

Slips, Trips, and Falls Cause Injuries, Cost Money for Hospitals

If asked to name an industry prone to on-the-job injuries and illnesses, many people might think of construction or manufacturing. Most wouldn’t think of the medical field, yet OSHA lists the number of injuries and illnesses recorded for hospitals as almost double that of private industry in its entirety. In 2011, the[…] Read More →

Six Ways to Prevent Slip-and-Fall Injuries at the Gym

Whether you are a dedicated athlete or a weekend warrior, you are no doubt familiar with many common exercise injuries – sprains, strains, and torn muscles chief among them. However, a trip to the gym or fitness center can end in a trip to the hospital if certain safety standards aren’t met or are ignored.[…] Read More →

The Hidden Dangers of Office Work

Every morning millions of people wake up and prepare for their day at the office. They have many worries weighing on their minds: getting the kids ready for school, dealing with traffic, and long lines at the coffee shop, just to name a few. Once they drop off the kids,[…] Read More →

Distracted Walking Injuries on the Rise

Personal electronic devices, such as smartphones, are commonplace in daily life. Millions of people make calls, send texts, surf the Internet, and listen to music while going about their everyday tasks. While their eyes and minds are occupied with the latest social media update or the urgent business e-mail that[…] Read More →