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Top Tips to Prevent Injuries in the Workplace...

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employers spend nearly $1 billion per week on workman’s compensation, accounting for a massive cost to companies nationwide. Organizational psychologists and human resource researchers have devoted considerable efforts to creating new systems to keep workers safe, but accidents still happen. Here are a few strategies to keep your workplace as safe and accident-free as possible. Make Them Feel Safe Stories from the dawn of the skyscraper construction era tell us that workers who feel safe in their environment are less likely to have falls. New research into workplace injury is confirming these anecdotes. In a study published in the Safety Science journal, perception of workplace hazardscontributes to the rate and scope of...

Top Tips to Prevent Injuries in the Workplace
posted on: Jun 17, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

4 Safety Innovations That Changed the Logging Industry...

  On a daily basis, loggers are at risk of falling, rolling and slipping on trees and logs. The job itself is strenuous, requiring heavy lifting, climbing and other physically demanding activities. Oftentimes work sites are located in deep areas of forests where medical services aren’t readily available. Because of the high-risk associated with all logging occupations and the too-high number of annual worker injuries, it’s crucial that loggers are fully protected with the proper gear and equipment at all times. The U.S. Labor Department requires helmets, safety boots and leg protection gear for all loggers at work. Why? Helmet This is an obvious one, as any medical professional (or person equipped with common sense) will tell you...

4 Safety Innovations That Changed the Logging Industry
posted on: Dec 22, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

How to Report Safety Issues Without Being Labeled a Whistleblower...

Courtesy of by  JOHN GOGLIA, AIN Online: One of the things we talk about in the Current Topics in Aviation course I co-teach at Vaughn College of Aeronautics is how to report safety issues without being labeled a whistleblower or, worse, being fired. It’s an important issue for anyone entering a field where safety is so important and the “penalties” for being labeled a whistleblower can be high. Even the federal Whistleblower Protection Act covers only a small segment of the industry: airlines and their contractors. Some states might also have some protections for workers. But they all involve complicated and expensive legal processes to prove retaliation for whistleblowing and to recover damages. It can take years and...

posted on: Oct 2, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

Understanding the Disaster Recovery Planning Process of Business...

When disaster strikes, organizations must mobilize all the talent and resources needed to continue their operations and return to a normal state. Every department in an organization has responsibilities during a disaster. Planning for a disaster and then dealing with one is a team effort by people from all parts of an organization. If any part of this team does not have a good grasp of the whole plan, then the groups are merely working side by side, instead of working together in an integrated fashion to solve a problem. It requires much more than a battalion of dedicated sandbaggers to survive most disasters. When the alarm sounds, the organizations that most successfully deal with disasters are the...

Understanding the Disaster Recovery Planning Process of Business
posted on: Jun 21, 2013 | author: Staff writer

5 to 15 people killed in Texas fertilizer plant explosion; more than 160 hurt...

The explosion in downtown West, about 80 miles (130 kilometres) south of Dallas, shook the ground with the strength of a small earthquake and could be heard dozens of miles away. It sent flames shooting into the night sky and rained burning embers, shrapnel and debris down on shocked and frightened residents. "They are still getting injured folks out and they are evacuating people from their homes," Waco police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton said early Thursday morning. He added later, "At some point this will turn into a recovery operation, but at this point, we are still in search and rescue." Swanton said authorities believe that between five and 15 people were killed in the blast, but stressed...

5 to 15 people killed in Texas fertilizer plant explosion; more than 160 hurt
posted on: Apr 18, 2013 | author: Staff writer

The Many uses of Body Armour

If we look at the 2011 riots in London and Surrey, dozens of police were deployed in their riot gear to deal with the looting hooligans and mounting violence. In those frightening few nights, people of the general public could have been armed with anything. The forces had to protect the security of local businesses and the general public without risking their own safety. To do that, they needed to be fully equipped with reliable body armour, including riot shields and helmets. On the theme of protection, security guards also need to be fully equipped in body armour. Obviously, some jobs are more extreme than others; your standard shopping centre security guard hopefully doesn’t need a bulletproof vest,...

posted on: Oct 7, 2012 | author: Staff writer

Lindsay Lohan film Liz Dick investigated for workplace safety issues...

A Hollywood actors’ union says it’s looking into workplace safety issues on the set of Lindsay Lohan’s TV movie. The union declined to provide details Wednesday. But the producer of Lifetime’s Liz & Dick says a union visit to the production found no workplace violations. Producer Larry A. Thompson says a SAG-AFTRA representative was on the set Tuesday and was “totally fine with everything.” Thompson says a union representative told him the visit was prompted by tweets and comments in the media, not by complaints from guild members. There was no immediate guild confirmation. Production of the film, starring Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, drew scrutiny after Lohan was treated for exhaustion and tweeted that she had worked 85...

posted on: Jun 22, 2012 | author: Staff writer

Workplace Safety Inspections to be Beneficial to Workers and Businesses...

Harvard Business School Study Proves Workplace Safety Inspections to be Beneficial to Workers and Businesses. A research team from some of the world’s leading academic institutions confirmed what the Massachusetts Collation for Occupational Safety and Health has known all along: workplace safety inspections save lives – and money. For decades, business groups have claimed the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should spend fewer resources on inspections and focus instead on voluntary safety programs. Some even claim the agency harbors an anti-business mentality and considers OSHA’s small fines that average just $1,000 to be “jobs killers.” These critics will now find their baseless claims impossible to stand by. The decade-long study looked at hundreds of California work...

posted on: May 19, 2012 | author: Staff writer

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