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A Handy Guide to Hand Safety: Tips, Training, Facts & Trends

Failure to implement proper hand safety can be dangerous as well as expensive. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hand injury claim now topples $6,000 — where each lost-time workers’ compensation claim almost amounts to $7,500. The National Safety Council explains: arrow-right Hand injury stitches can easily cost up to $2,000, […]

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Can You Hear Me Now? We’re Talking Cell Phone Safety at Work!

If you don’t promote cell phone safety at work, your workplace can experience an increase in unnecessary accidents and safety incidents. Considering the widespread use of digital technology, everyone and their grandmother — seriously — has a smartphone or cellphone.These devices have become so ingrained in our society that people actively use them at work. […]

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Avoid Suspended Projects with 6 Scaffolding Safety Tips

Regardless of your industry, it’s vital to use scaffolding safety tips anytime someone is working on a raised scaffold. Failure to do so could result in serious injuries or fatalities. According to OSHA, in 2007 88 people suffered fatalities in scaffolding accidents; 72% of those accidents were the result of: Planking or other support structures […]

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Don’t Stress Over Employee Stress — Manage It!

Are you aware of the effects employee stress is having on your productivity and bottom line? Hailed as “the health epidemic of the 21st century” by the World Health Organization, organizational stress trickles down from business owners to managers and down to the employees.If employee stress isn’t addressed, it can hamper productivity while causing an […]

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Playing It Safe with Permissible Exposure Limits

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has determined permissible exposure limits or PELs on the amount or concentration of a substance in the air. This legislation was originally created in the 1970s and hasn’t been significantly updated since then.PELs set a ceiling of exposure for employees that cannot be exceeded within a standard eight-hour work […]

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New Year’s Safety Resolutions for 2017

The perfect time to make New Year’s safety resolutions about your workplace safety goals in 2017 is today! The New Year represents a time to start fresh and make a commitment towards continuous improvement. It’s also a time the organization needs to re-evaluate business practices and create new goals, including safety. As we quickly approach […]

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5 Keys to Creating a Successful Safety Recognition Program

If your employees perform any type of driving, contact with substances, can use of machinery, or physical labor, a safety recognition program is key. Even employees that spend significant time on their computer can develop eye strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and a wealth of other problems.Each year, businesses across the year spend a staggering $60 […]

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Understanding the Key Components of a Risk Assessment Checklist

Risk assessment checklists can be powerful tools for controlling and mitigating workplace risks as well as a major part of managing the health and safety of your business. In order to achieve this, you must carefully consider all of the factors that may cause harm to your workforce.Afterwards, you can determine if you’re taking the […]

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