Twin Towers to hire a specialized safety consultant to help improve workplace conditions
August 20, 2015
Employees at a Cincinnati nursing care facility will benefit from improvements the company is making to its policies and procedures for transferring residents at Twin Towers, a provider of skilled nursing care services.
When safety is a “line-function” and employees can answer some of their own questions, we increase our staff. In order to do this we need to: Provide tools to those in the field to help make solid safety decisions. "Teach them to fish, rather than fishing for them."
Psychosocial and musculoskeletal risk factors are the most widespread in Europe’s workplaces, according to the Second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2). The results of this survey — which collected responses from almost 50,000 workplaces — were unveiled earlier this month at the European Parliament.
Total Comfort knee pads offer advanced memory foam comfort with lab tested foam for superior protection. They feature a dual layer progressive resistance foam padding with an ergonomic curved strap to prevent pinching behind the legs.
The maturity and evolution of the EHS profession (going beyond the traditional compliance mindset) is evident in the most serious hazards pros say they will contend with in 2015, according to ISHN’s 2015 EHS State of the Nation subscriber survey.
The National Retail Federation forecasts that retailers and merchants will hire between 730,000 and 790,000 seasonal workers this holiday season. Many of these workers, such as sales associates and cashiers, have little, if any, opportunity to sit during their work shift.
A new Portable-Electric (PE Series) mobile workstation designed and manufactured in the USA by Unidex, Inc., Warsaw, New York has earned CE Marking. Recognized worldwide as a designation of quality, a CE Marking indicates that a product conforms to European laws and directives regarding safety, health, the environment, and consumer protection, Unidex states.
Ergodyne has announced the expansion of their Arsenal® Tool Storage Collection with the new Arsenal® 5843 Tool Backpack. Featuring a unique two compartment design, the Arsenal® 5843 is third-party certified for hoisting up to 50 lbs. - allowing for hands-free climbing and easy mobility of tools and equipment around the jobsite.
U.S. workplaces may need to consider innovative methods to prevent fatigue from developing in employees who are obese. Based on results from a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.