Throughout the country, countless executives, medical directors, functional leaders, academics, associations, and stakeholders are committed to workplace health and safety initiatives. These professionals demonstrate a true conviction to protecting and promoting healthy employees. Some companies have implemented systems while others have developed metrics or used organizational alignment techniques to prove that integrated health and safety […]
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I’ve been doing emergency response work since the mid-1980s, usually without the luxury of adequate time and resources, and often without a bed, food or sleep for days on end. I’ve dodged bullets, looters and rattlesnakes, worked 18-24 hours per day for weeks at a time and found out that you really don’t have to […]
Pipeline workers are much safer than the average in the workplace. Following the latest release of the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses from the Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS),experts in the safety industry have taken notice. Pipeline workers have incurred fewer injuries, few inspections, high wages, and no fatalities. Reports for Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred […]
Employees naturally want to feel “psychologically safe” when they express emotions, air complaints, or make suggestions. You know your workplace is psychologically safe when employees take interpersonal risks when communicating with team members and up the chain of command. The opportunity to embed a true culture of learning and safety is impaired when ideas and […]
In the aftermath of ASSE’s Safety 2014, industry professionals can be reminded of the continuous evolution of safety precautions, regulations, and products. The impact of safety in the workplace has been great and will continue to improve through innovative products coupled with responsible procedures in the U.S. and globally. The evolution (or as some would refer to it, “revolution”) of safety in […]
Manufacturers of turbines and turbine generators (NAICS 333611) employed 29,184 workers across 331 establishments in 2012. Average wages were a relatively high $85,450 per year compared to the U.S. average of $49,200.
The seeds have been planted and are being cultivated for the development of a global occupational health and safety standard.
I am a journalist, writing mainly about work injury risk. My research over the years has led me to appreciate the special workplace safety and health risks faced by low-wage immigrant workers, who account for about one out of every five work-related injuries in the U.S. today. I developed and manage a personal blog on […]
Jack Roberts collapsed while making a sales call at a small manufacturing plant. An employee determined Jack was experiencing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was initiated and a nearby automated external defibrillator (AED) was used to restore Jack’s normal heart rhythm. Without quick, decisive action on the part of employees, Jack likely would […]
While the safety and quality of food produced in the food manufacturing industry (NAICS 311) is generally quite high, worker safety is far less so.