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Video Safety Training is Cost-Efficient

Posted on May 18th, 2022

Video safety training is the most cost-efficient method of training for today’s companies. Clear training is vital to keeping workers safe on the job. Similarly, a solid knowledge of safety practices relevant to the job is crucial. According to elearningindustry.com, a learner will only remember 10% of text content. Typically, they remember 65% of visual […]

Important Tips for Ensuring Safe Jobs for Youth

Posted on May 10th, 2022

In some states, the month of May is Safe Jobs for Youth Month.  Communities benefit greatly by having teens in the workforce. Employment teaches young people important skills, including responsibility, timeliness, honesty, teamwork, resourcefulness, communication skills and confidence. Many states have departments of labor that work with employers and parents to help keep young workers […]

Scaffolding, Slips & Trips, and Fall Protection

Posted on April 28th, 2022

Even in the safest workplaces, accidents happen. Slips, trips, and falls account for over one-third of all workplace injuries across all industries. Fortunately, these types of injuries are also some of the most preventable — if you have the right procedures and fall protection gear in place. Fall protection is mandated when workers are exposed […]

Turn-Key Solutions for Keeping Employees Safe

Posted on April 6th, 2022

It’s Injury Prevention Month, so we thought it would be helpful to put together a list of ways you can keep your employees safer in the workplace. There were 4,764 workplace injuries that resulted in death in 2020. Nearly half of these occurred in the transportation, material moving, and construction and extraction occupations. Beyond that, […]

Tips, Mistakes and Standards for Machine Guards

Posted on February 22nd, 2022

Both OSHA and ANSI have standards in place for protecting workers who operate dangerous machinery — and if your industry is impacted by such regulations, you’re likely well-aware of the statistics about amputations, lacerations, and other injuries that come from improper machine guarding. Still, it’s worth noting that improper machine guarding was one of the […]

10 Steps for Identifying & Handling Hazardous Materials

Posted on January 31st, 2022

Hazardous materials are ubiquitous in a variety of workplaces and industries. From common household chemicals like cleaning products and antifreeze to industry-specific chemicals like muriatic acid, dangerous substances are a part of everyday life and work. Unfortunately, when employees aren’t properly trained on handling hazardous materials (or these materials aren’t labelled or stored properly), workers […]

What Makes a Good Safety Trainer?

Posted on January 21st, 2022

While great trainers are important to the success of any organization, safety trainers carry a huge responsibility: the lives of their trainees. With over 4,500 fatal work injuries recorded by the BLS in 2020, there’s no room for B-players on your safety training team. So how do you identify employees who have the potential to […]

OSHA’s Top 10 Workplace Violations 2021

Posted on November 10th, 2021

In the ongoing quest for maximum safety in the workplace, OSHA’s annual release of their top 10 violations can offer employers a sense of which tasks and maneuvers may hold unexpected risk. While you’re hopefully aiming to assess and avoid risk across the board at your company, targeted lists like this can be a great […]

Post-Offer Physicals Prevent Injuries at Work

Posted on October 19th, 2021

Every seven seconds, an American is injured on the job, according to the National Safety Council. That totals up to 7 million injuries a year, resulting in an average of 21 days of disability per injury. Back and upper extremity injuries can easily triple that number. Safety hazards are the primary cause of workplace illnesses […]

Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace Part 1

Posted on August 30th, 2021

What Employees Should Know About COVID-19 Protections in the Workplace SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads mostly among unvaccinated people who are in close proximity to each other. The virus spreads particularly indoors and especially in poorly ventilated areas. Vaccination is an essential element in a multifaceted approach to protect workers. If your employer […]