Workplace Safety

Knowledge at Work provides a library of workplace safety articles for you and your organization to read, share, and print for reference. Workplace safety is UL Workplace Health & Safety’s focus and mission, so we ensure that Environment Health and Safety experts throughout the industry highlight workplace safety tips in each article they write, with your health and safety in mind.

Pokémon is a No-Go in the Workplace

Pokémon is a No-Go in the Workplace

You’ve certainly heard about the latest video game craze, Pokémon Go, which allows players to find, capture, battle, and train virtual Pokémon monsters that appear in the real world. The game has become a massive hit since its recent release, with millions of players already engaged. It also has become a massive security risk for your […]

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Forklift Safety an Important Concern for Workers

Forklift Safety an Important Concern for Workers

Powered industrial trucks—forklifts—are commonplace in manufacturing and warehousing facilities. They are crucial to ensure the safe material transport of goods.  They can also be deadly. Reported statics place the number of forklift-related accidents at close to 100,000 per year (100 fatal accidents, 34,900 serious injury accidents, and 61,800 non-serious accidents). More than 40% of fatalities […]

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Emergency Egress is Crucial for Safety

Emergency Egress is Crucial for Safety

More than 100 years ago, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire cost the lives of 146 workers, most of whom were young, immigrant women. In that tragedy, the factory’s owners had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits–a common practice at the time–to prevent theft and prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks. The foreman who […]

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State Reports on Workplace Health and Safety

State Reports on Workplace Health and Safety

Businesses are coming to the growing realization that health and safety management can have a huge impact on organizational productivity, worker well-being, morale, risk management, and operational costs. At the same time, the demographics of the workforce are undergoing a dramatic shift. The population is aging, more diverse, and becoming less healthy. Not only that, […]

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Staying Safe in the Summer Workplace

Staying Safe in the Summer Workplace

With summer around the corner, employers and workers will soon cope with weather-related work hazards – including heat and direct sun exposure, as well as Lyme Disease and other bloodborne diseases from tick bites. Employers should be aware of the potential hazards that are a part of working in an outdoor environment in the summer. HEAT […]

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