Envision a semiconductor cleanroom. No dirt, no grime, not even a speck of dust. Now imagine the orange glow of molten metal splashing up from a metal foundry’s unfinished concrete floors or a warehouse full of moving forklifts. The stark contrast of these scenes may suggest that ensuring safety is relatively easier in semiconductor and […]
Every year, serious, nonfatal workplace injuries burden companies with approximately $60 billion in workers compensation costs. For these businesses, it’s important to gain a deeper understanding of the risks to prevent future incidents from occurring. The annual Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index lists the top 10 most common injury causes; this information can be a […]
The likelihood of an employee being absent from work for one or more days over the past year due to work-related injuries is 2.6 times greater for employers who don’t offer health benefits than for those who do. Similarly, the probability of employees being absent for work one or more days over the past year […]
The way employers enable learning and information-sharing plays an influential role in whether new employees will become safety leaders or safety liabilities.
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, […]
A new final rule will allow OSHA to “nudge” employers into reducing injury and illness in the workplace by publicizing their data on the agency’s website. As of August 10, 2016, establishments in certain high-hazard industries with 250 or more employees must electronically submit injury and illness information from Forms 300, 300A, and 301; establishments […]
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.
People learn, understand and retain information best if it is taught to them in their native language.
Employers can perceive mandatory record keeping as either a burden or an opportunity.
UL Workplace Health and Safety’s evolution of safety timeline gives us a unique perspective into how catastrophic events and work-related deaths and injuries can be prevented when we make the effort to glean lessons from the past.