2011 saw a relatively unchanged rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases requiring days away from work compared with 2010. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 118 cases per 10,000 full-time workers in 2010, compared to 117 in 2011. Although this number remained statistically the same, there was an increase in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) […]
Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show work-related fatal injuries decreased from 4,690 in 2010 to 4,609 in 2011, while private industry employers reported nearly 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses for an incidence rate of 3.5 per 100 workers, unchanged from 2010.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant regulatory changes to affect workplace health and safety practices in some time
Hospitals had the highest number of injuries and illnesses of any industry at 258,000 in 2010. These are facilities that we expect to be among the safest, yet they are the most dangerous. What causes this? From my observations it comes down to short-staffing and lack of time.
Whether we’re sitting at a desk, working in a factory, driving trucks or even flying airplanes, fatigue can sneak up on us. And fatigue can lead to error. But it’s important to remember that fatigue can be managed. Getting satisfactory sleep and trying to build a routine in your day-to-day activities is the best way […]
This week’s Daytona 500 race was full of excitement (wrecks, explosions with lots of fire). First, the race was delayed until Monday for the first time in 54 years due to excessive rain. Then, on Lap 2, Jimmy Johnson and Danica Patrick were taken out due to a clipping from another racer. It’s amazing that […]
Attending the ASSE national conference this week opened my eyes to new and innovative ideas coming out in the fields of safety and health. Walking and looking around the expo floor showed a plethora of new safety equipment and techniques to help employees work in safer environments.