Articles Tagged with ''accident prevention''

How one company cut work-related accidents by 60 percent in two years

July 8, 2014

A company-wide initiative that included management commitment and lots of employee commitment led to a 60 percent decrease in Lost Time Accident Frequency (LTAF)* at UPM, a company involved in reformation of bio and forest industries.


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Safety innovation eliminates trip hazard

July 3, 2014

IFAP (Industrial Foundation for Accident Prevention) and SKILLED Group, have taken their passion for safety to the next level by joining forces to help organisations achieve recognition, who have developed an innovative safety initiative.


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Zero injuries - goal or vision?

June 25, 2014

I really enjoy hearing from you, my readers. I recently received an email from someone who had read my book, “Mastering Safety Communication,” and they asked the following question:


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Award-winning video shows Tulsa’s safety turnaround

High workers comp costs led to radical change
June 19, 2014

 A workplace safety video produced by the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma has won a state-level award, but Tulsa’s real prize may be a sharp drop in recordable injuries among city workers. 


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GSI Group surpasses four-year accident-free mark

May 15, 2014

In late April, GSI Group in Bremen, Alabama, celebrated a milestone not many workplaces can hang their hat on -- four years of accident-free work. Brigitte Whaley, HR Manager at GSI Group, said the company celebrated the achievement with lunch, door prizes and giveaways for the 100 staff members who made the achievement possible.


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Driver training isn’t enough

May 6, 2014

Good training is a key element, but only part of the puzzle for vehicle safety. Employers with vehicle fleets or employees who drive are aware (or should be) that the greatest probability of an injury incident is going to be vehicle or driving related.


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How to prevent repetitive strain injuries

March 10, 2014
Whether you work at a computer, installing ceiling tiles, butchering meat, or on an assembly line, your job likely requires you to perform the same task or movement over and over again - which could put you at risk of developing a repetitive strain injury (RSI).


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NAOSH Week 2014: May 4-10 – “Make Safety A Habit”

March 5, 2014

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, occurs every year during the first full week of May. Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day (OSHP Day) falls on the Wednesday of that week. ASSE urges everyone to get involved in NAOSH Week in an effort to better educate the public about the positive benefits a safe workplace provides not only for workers, but for their families, friends, businesses, their local communities and the global community.


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Evaluate your own recreational activities and the risks

February 25, 2014

We all engage in activities outside of work that have risks. In our personal lives, it is normal for our risk tolerance to increase; however, with increased risk comes increased probability of injury. A recent National Safety Council (NSC) report revealed that about 70% of all medical case injuries occur off the job, along with about 90% of fatal injuries.


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Off-the-job hand injury prevention

February 1, 2014

Most hand injuries can be prevented by adhering to simple, commonsense guidelines. When using a knife, never cut towards yourself. Protect your other hand by cutting away from your fingers to keep them out of harm’s way.


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