We’ve all been there. You’re driving alone, maybe at night, and your eyelids start to feel droopy. It’s almost impossible to keep focus when that feeling hits. It’s very common—and it’s extremely dangerous. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety notes that more than a third of drivers report falling asleep behind the wheel at some […]
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Are you ready to mail your OSHA 300 form? You might want to hold the stamp. As of this year, OSHA requires that establishments with 250 or more employees must submit electronically. Forms 300, 300A, and 301–which summarize job-related injuries and illnesses logged during the 2017 calendar year–all must be digitally provided to OSHA on […]
OSHA estimates there are 1.5 million lift operators in the United States. That’s a lot of lifts, and a lot of people around lifts. Pedestrians, lift operators, regulators, and employers agree; no one wants to see anyone get hurt. Forklifts and workers must remain apart. There are differing perspectives on who should have right of […]
Every year, natural disasters affect thousands of workplaces and disrupt millions of lives. Workplaces and homes are damaged or even destroyed and in the worst cases, lives are lost. While we can never be entirely “safe” from a natural disaster, we can be prepared for anything. With the recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the earthquake […]
We’ve all gotten dust in our eyes. It’s very common and typically inconsequential. But even the smallest particle can result in a huge accident. What’s at risk beyond particles easily flushed from the eyes (not even an OSHA recordable incident)? A lot. Consider what might happen to a lift operator in a warehouse. Pain can […]
Each year on March 8, the global community marks International Women’s Day to highlight the challenges women face around the world, reflect on progress and celebrate successes. Since the 1950s, the percentage of women in the U.S. labor force has increased from 34% to 60% today. Women face different health risks at work than men, […]
Since the dawn of the Industrial Age, technology has changed the way we work. The digital revolution of the last several decades has helped accelerate that change. More workers than ever are transacting in bits and bytes. To be sure, computing has led to incredible advancements in science, industry, and society. As with all advances, […]
Safety is a familiar concept to us all. We read safety reports before we buy a car, instruct our children to wear bicycle helmets, and buckle our seat belts in the car. We are surrounded by safety labels on everything from plastic bags to hair dryers. But how often do we talk about safety in […]
A fellow youth hockey parent sent me an article entitled, “7 Things Parents Do to Make Their Kids Hate Sports,” by Mark Merrill.
Workers face a variety of cold weather hazards, including cold stress and its physical consequences. But cold stress is not the only hazard that workers face during the winter months. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, winter driving, shoveling snow, working at heights while clearing snow, and walking safely on snow and ice are all additional concerns […]