On any jobsite on any given day, an accident is waiting to happen. Falls and dropped object injuries are no different. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports over 50,000 struck by falling object incidents every year. Those are only the recorded incidents. What about those that don’t get reported?
Doesn’t it make sense to avoid unnecessary injury before it becomes a problem? If you’re looking to better protect your workers from fall related hazards, then it’s time to get serious.
The opioid epidemic’s toll on the U.S. workforce, retaliation against an undocumented worker leads to his arrest and federal worker safety agencies get a look at what could be their budgets next year. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
GGS' oil/water resistant gloves are manufactured using a proprietary process that lasts longer compared to a spray-on treatment. This enhanced premium-grade grain goatskin offers ultimate dexterity and is sewn with aramid fiber for added durability.
Since the early 1980s, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has conducted a grim census, tracking reports of deaths from crashes of all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs. Now the body count has risen above 15,250, according to the agency’s latest annual report, with more than one in five of the deaths suffered by children under 16.
Workers affected by falls, struck-by injuries, overexertion
March 19, 2019
The expansion of the craft brewery industry is continuing at a rapid pace, leading to increased sales - and safety concerns at worksites. Although beer sales in the U.S. were down one percent overall in 2017, craft brewer sales were up by five percent, making that market segment account for an impressive 12.7 percent of the total beer market and more than 23 percent of retail sales of beer.
Justin Miller was 16 when he took his first ride on a recreational off-highway vehicle, or ROV. He came home missing a hand.
The powerful 1,100-pound machine tipped over and landed on the Northridge, California, teen, mangling his hand so severely that seven surgeries couldn’t save it.
At the time of the accident in 2008, similar reports of gruesome injuries and deaths were piling up at the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Radians®, Inc., a top-tier manufacturer and supplier of quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), recently launched over 50 new leather gloves.
The company has been aggressively expanding their hand protection line over the last four years, but the 2018 acquisition of Bellingham Glove™ and the introduction of their new leather glove line demonstrates the safety leader’s commitment to high performance hand protection.
VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, announces a partnership with Kinetica Labs (based in Ann Arbor, Michigan) to incorporate video-based, sensorless motion-capture technology to its Humantech ergonomics software platform. Using artificial intelligence and computer vision, this new technology replaces time-consuming effort required to complete manual, observation-based musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk assessments in the workplace.
Workplace discrimination happens when employers treat employees differently due to factors like their race, age, gender or sexual orientation.
There are federal laws against such treatment in the United States, but it still happens. And, many people initially feel surprised after learning of the link between workplace discrimination and reduced employee safety.
In a landmark case, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) has ruled that Integra Health Management, a social service employer, is accountable for failing to protect workers from workplace violence.
Integra was cited for safety violations following the tragic death of an employee who was stabbed nine times, then left bleeding on a front lawn after a December 2012 home visit to an agency client with a history of mental illness and violent criminal behavior.
Among the articles in the December 2019 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have expert insight on selecting the right respirator, a link to the 2020 Buyers’ & Resource Guide, 10 safety mistakes that can land you in a courtroom, and much more.