Author: Robi Garthwait

  1. How Accident Investigations Can Improve Safety

    People, equipment, supplies and workplace surroundings have been known to fail across the country every day, and many of these failures cause accidents. Unless you conduct an accident investigation into these events, you may never learn how and why a Read more...
  2. Employee Training for a Fire Emergency

    A fire is the most common type of emergency for which a business must plan. When there is a fire emergency, getting workers out of building may pose challenges. Preparing in advance to safely evacuate your building is critical to the safety of Read more...
  3. Safety Reminders for Winter Weather

    Winter is just around the corner and with it comes snow, ice and rain that can make day-to-day duties even more dangerous for workers. To protect your employees, follow these tips: Keep walkways clear from ice and snow, and provide entry mats to Read more...
  4. Employers Plan to Invest in Employee Health and Wellness

    According to the 10th annual Optum Wellness in the Workplace study, more than 80 percent of employers said they are planning to increase their health and wellness budgets in the coming year, which is more than double compared to 2009 (34 percent). In Read more...
  5. Company Owner to Pay $1.04 Million to Employees Terminated for Assisting Safety Investigation

    A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has awarded $1,047,399 in lost wages and punitive damages to two former employees of a Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, manufacturer after a jury found the company and Read more...
  6. 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...
  7. OSHA Proposes More Than $1.3 Million in Fines for Ohio Company

    OSHA has proposed penalties of $1,326,367 to Dowa THT America Inc. — a metal heat treatment company based in Bowling Green, Ohio — after the company exposed employees to atmospheric, thermal, electrical and mechanical hazards as Read more...
  8. Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2019 Are Revealed

    The National Safety Council and OSHA recently announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2019. The list is as follows: • Fall Protection — General Requirements (1926.501): 6,010 violations Read more...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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