The need-to-know on changes to OSHA’s on-site inspections in 2016

According to a recent news release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries occurred last year. Although this number continues to decrease (slowly) over time, 2.8 million is still a lot of potentially preventable trips to the emergency room. As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is asking… read more

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Stress: The Silent Workplace Killer

Earlier this month, Wrike, Inc., a project management application service provider based out of California, released results from its 2015 Work Management Survey Report. The annual survey of more than 1,400 workers covers critical topics such as job stress and productivity. More specifically, the report identified the top sources of workplace stress. No matter what… read more

Workplace Safety Complaints

Call the Waaaambulance: How to Respond to Nine Workplace Safety Complaints

EHS Today recently created a photo gallery titled “Top 10 Worker Complaints About Your Safety Program.” With more than a dozen slides, the gallery accurately and amusingly captures the negative sentiments we hear every day in this industry: safety is hard; it’s too much work; it’s not fun. In this article, we’ll highlight some of… read more

Hand Safety

Over or Under: How Well Do You Know the Numbers on Hand Safety?

With fall on the horizon, it’s time to refresh our knowledge on workplace hand injuries and hand safety. How well do you know your hand safety stats? Think you can ace a little pop quiz? Give it a shot. Read each statement below and decide whether the number in red is an overestimate or an… read more

Beating the Heat: How to Stay Safe at Work during the Summer

From construction workers to farmhands to roofers to warehouse employees, the summer heat can have a devastating effect on workplace safety. As temperatures rise so can injuries—at least if you’re not prepared. According to a recent press release from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), “Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more… read more