Workplace safety started gaining attention and awareness during the Industrial Revolution, particularly for textile and mining workers laboring under strenuous conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created what we know today as OSHA. Emergency Preparedness, Slips, Trips and Falls, Heat-Related Illness and Hazard Recognition. Test your knowledge about these important safety topics with the quiz below.
With natural disasters being so commonplace these days, preparedness is not an option or a luxury; it is a necessity. Many such disasters occur with little to no warning, while in other instances—such as hurricanes—there can be a few days to a week’s warning. Often the emphasis on disaster preparedness is focused on homeowners and families. But businesses, are highly susceptible to the devastating impacts of natural disasters as well.
Learn how to create tool tethering solutions for your tools and work applications, and how to appropriately attach tools to tethers. Know the parts involved in a dropped object prevention solution. Understanding and pointing out the differences between tools will allow you to choose the best tool tethering solutions to fit your tools and work applications.
Simply put, a psychological safe workplace characterizes an environment where people feel secure safe to be themselves, to voice their ideas and concerns. It is a culture where they value feedback and are able to engage in constructive conflict. An employee who feels psychological safety feels heard and valued. They feel it is safe to disagree, to experiment and to take risks. Generally, they are not afraid to speak up.
Ladder safety isn’t something to take lightly. With thousands of severe ladder injuries occurring daily, it’s essential that we approach climbing to new heights with safety in mind, especially during Ladder Safety Month. Although most ladder safety instructions are geared toward being mindful of safety while climbing (which is, of course, incredibly important), we wanted to talk about ladder safety before you take that first step onto the ladder.
From a safety professional’s point of view, this data is troubling and makes us scratch our heads wondering how we can begin to turn this trend around. Complying with OSHA standards helps you keep workers safe and avoid costly fines. The annual OSHA Top 10 list reminds us that we must continue to improve so we can make workplace safety better now and for future generations. So why do we see repeatedly the same standards making this list year after year?