Using Injury Data to Improve Safety

Using Injury Data to Improve Safety

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 […]

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UL Celebrates NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week

UL Celebrates NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week

Did you know that Underwriters Laboratories (UL) was founded to help keep people safe from fire? It’s true: in 1894, founder William Henry Merrill opened the Underwriters’ Electrical Bureau, the Electrical Bureau of the National Board of Fire Underwriters after seeing the potential–and dangers–of the proliferation of electricity. UL’s first standard–Tin Clad Fire Doors–was published […]

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Making the Case for Integrated Health and Safety

Making the Case for Integrated Health and Safety

Uniting the traditionally separate functions of occupational safety and health, health promotion, and even health benefits management has always made good sense for employee and employer alike, but now there is an even greater sense of urgency than ever before. A unique confluence of social, economic and demographic forces is acting on the working population […]

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HazLoc Info at Your Fingertips

HazLoc Info at Your Fingertips

Hazardous Locations (HazLoc) are explosive atmospheres that can occur anywhere in the world. They may be caused by ignitable gases, combustible dust, or flammable fibers and are common in the oil and gas field, chemical manufacturing, and agriculture among other industries. Regulations vary worldwide, and it can be difficult to manage multiple sites for a multinational […]

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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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