Accident Prevention

  1. OSHA Updates NEP on Amputation in Manufacturing

    OSHA recently issued an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) to focus agency inspections on amputation hazards in manufacturing industries. This directive updates the 2015 NEP on amputations. The NEP targets industrial and manufacturing Read more...
  2. NSC Publishes Its Position on Cannabis and Safety

    The National Safety Council (NSC) has called on employers to restrict cannabis use for those in safety sensitive positions — regardless of whether cannabis consumption is allowed by their state. In a recently released policy Read more...
  3. Take a Stand Against Digital Distractions

    Evidence is mounting that technology is not only a danger on the roadways — it is a safety issue in the workplace. Anytime you have distracted employees, the risk of accidents and injuries increases. The most feasible solution to rein in digital Read more...
  4. Fatigue Is a Serious Safety Issue in the Workplace

    As adults, we need between seven and nine hours of sleep. However, about 38 percent of U.S. workers sleep less than six hours a night, according to a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) report. The most important effects of Read more...
  5. How to Implement a Safety-Conscious Organization in 10 Steps

    Safety and health management programs are the key to reducing employee accidents and injuries in the workplace. OSHA offers the following 10 steps to boost the success of your safety program: Set Safety and Health as a Top Priority: Always set Read more...
  6. Reduce Hand Tool Injuries in Your Facility

    OSHA addresses hand tool hazards in the workplace under 29 CFR 1910, Subpart P — and for good reason. There is a common misconception that hand tools rarely lead to serious workplace injuries, which is false. Just consider statistics from the Read more...
  7. Rules to Prevent Forklift-Related Accidents

    Forklifts are used in numerous work settings, primarily to move materials. Each year in the U.S., nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents. Forklift overturns are the leading Read more...
  8. Employee Training and Accident Prevention

    One of the first questions an OSHA accident investigator will ask is, “Was the injured employee properly trained to do the job?” Not only do you want to be able to answer “yes,” but you want to be able to provide documentation that the Read more...

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