Known as lagging indicators, these reactive-by-nature statistics measure the performance of a safety program based on existing factual data – no. of incidents, injuries, employee compensation cost, lost workdays. It is a convenient and easy way to measure risk. Thus, they are the dominant KPI in operations management.
Unfortunately, most people wait until they’re thirsty to take a drink. But the truth is that if you’re feeling thirst, you’re already in a slightly dehydrated state. Catching dehydration early is key to addressing it before it has an impact on cognitive and physical function. Luckily, there are many other signs workers and their supervisors can be on the lookout for.
Cut resistant gloves (CRG) are an integral piece of personal protective equipment for many jobs. They are truly the last line of defense between an identified hazard and the end-user. Selecting the correct glove by matching it to the hazard and risk is a key responsibility for the safety practitioners and purchasing departments of any organization whose workers face cut hazards.
Hard hats. Sounds easy enough right?
There are lots of things to consider when selecting the right hard hat for the person and for the job. There are at least 10 things that we will cover here in this article 🙂 Some of these you may have considered and some of them may be new to you.
It’s not all about fluids. You could be forgiven for thinking that the only way to prevent dehydration is to drink fluids. After all, that’s about the only thing that comes to most people’s minds when they’re told to stay hydrated. But fluid intake is only part of staying safe in the heat or doing physically demanding work. In this article, we’ll look at 5 other factors that play a role in keeping your body hydrated.
Workers have been using hearing protection devices since the 1960’s to protect themselves from high levels of noise. Approximately 30 million workers in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noises each year. 10 million of those workers suffer from noise induced hearing loss according to NIOSH.
ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 is a standard that consists of design, testing, performance and labeling requirements for tool tethering systems and containers used to transport and secure tools and objects at heights. The four categories of equipment covered in this standard are: Anchor Attachments, Tool Attachments, Tool Tethers and Containers.
OSHA encourages employers to provide AEDs in the workplace and advises that AEDs be considered for inclusion in workplace first aid programs.
February is American Heart Month. Increase your awareness of heart health and encourage your workplace to prevent heart disease with a healthier lifestyle.
Let’s discuss overcoming 5 common facility safety mistakes. These tips and reminders will help you create a safer work environment for you and your employees.
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