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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Meat Processing Still a Jungle for Workers

Meat Processing Still a Jungle for Workers

A new government report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) has found that injury and illness rates have declined in the meat and poultry slaughtering and processing industry even as hazardous conditions remain. The rates declined from an estimated 9.8 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2004 to 5.7 in 2013. However, the injury rate for […]

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OSHA Puts a Spotlight on Injury Data

OSHA Puts a Spotlight on Injury Data

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 […]

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Safety for Fasting Workers During Ramadan

It is the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and observant Muslims around the world are celebrating. Those who are able are obliged to abstain from food and drink throughout the daylight hours, from dawn until sunset. Ramadan is based on the Islamic calendar so its timing varies. When it falls during the summer months, as […]

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Occupational Health’s Need for Safety Data Shows the Health & Safety Overlap

Occupational Health’s Need for Safety Data Shows the Health & Safety Overlap

The Importance of Safety Data for Occupational Health Like most things in business, workplace health and safety can be analyzed in terms of its cost or benefit. Safety managers and HR departments both need to demonstrate safety as a business value. Often, safety activities are viewed as a cost or overhead. An injury is a […]

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High-performing companies invest more in training

A client of ours recently asked how many hours of safety training employees should receive each year. The answer, much like other things in life, is “it depends.” Training requirements are influenced by a number of factors including industry type, the regulatory environment, employee tenure and senior management commitment. For example, new employees tend to […]

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