According to the 2013 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses in 2011 amounted to $55.4 billion in direct U.S. workers’ compensation costs. This translates into more than a billion dollars spent by businesses each week on the most disabling injuries.
Whether you work in a large organization or a small-to-medium size business, there are advantages associated with offering online safety training to your employees.
Every year thousands of workers are affected by ergonomic risk factors that can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and other types of injuries and illnesses. Since there is no federal Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) standard for ergonomics, many employers overlook the importance of this discipline that costs billions of dollars per year.
I frequently use inspirational quips and quotes in articles and presentations. One popular saying, in particular, always makes me roll my eyes and sigh with disbelief:
During a recent webinar, we discussed how to measure the return on your organization’s investment in customized safety training content in comparison to generic eLearning content.
I presented a session at the North Dakota Safety Conference yesterday in Bismarck on Safety Observation Skills for Supervisors.
The American comedian Ron White says, “You can’t fix stupid!” However, in the workplace you can prevent some of the stupidity caused by mental fatigue.
While many companies rely on the expertise of safety professionals when designing and enforcing safety policies and procedures, this responsibility often resides in the human resources department.
At a glance: workplace safety in the oil and gas industry
By December 1 of this year, employers should have trained employees on the new safety data sheet format and label elements under the revised HazCom Standard (HCS).