Safe + Sound Week (Aug 12-18, 2019) is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. With OSHA, VPPPA and the National Safety Council all as major sponsors, the message that safe workplaces are sound businesses should resonate with everyone. Why is having a health and safety program important?
Office workers are at high risk of experiencing musculoskeletal, or soft-tissue, disorders from repeated motion and awkward positions, such as sitting for long hours in front of a computer. Previous research has shown that safe and efficient, or ergonomic, office equipment can help reduce the risk, but obtaining the right equipment sometimes can be challenging.
With plenty of summer still ahead, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding people about potential electrical hazards that exist in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, onboard boats and in waters surrounding boats, marinas, and launch ramps. Most people have never heard of nor are they aware of electrical dangers posed in water environments such as electric shock drowning (ESD).
The quality of sleep, more than the quantity, has a lot to do with save behaviors in the workplace, according to Colorado State University (CSU) researchers who studied the relationship between the two as it applied to Portland-area construction workers.
The research, which was part of an Oregon Healthy Workforce study, compared the workers’ self-reported sleep patterns with reports of safety behavior and workplace injuries.
Three major transportation construction contractors are challenging their peers to reach a goal that could save lives: have at least 25 of their employees each year earn a Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) credential
Nearly 50,000 people are killed or injured annually while working on transportation infrastructure construction projects in the U.S.
OSHA will hold its annual Safe + Sound Week this year from August 12th to the 18th. The event encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety. Businesses that incorporate safety and health programs can help prevent injuries and illnesses, reduce workers’ compensation costs, and improve productivity.
The next generation of bump caps have arrived. Ergodyne announced the launch of their new lightweight and supremely breathable bump caps today.
The new Skullerz® Lightweight Bump Caps offer durable head protection against bumps, scrapes and bruises in areas with low ceilings, overhead pipes or beams, or other tight spaces and confined quarters.
Malta Dynamics’ new line of Personal Fall Arrest System bags is designed for safety and convenience. Available with 25-foot and 50-foot options, these personal fall arrest systems are not just convenient – this bag is essential.
This complete all-purpose and ready-to-go carry bag includes:
Slips, trips, and falls are the second most common type of fatal work-related injuries and the third most common type of non-fatal work-related injuries in the United States (1, 2). Although falls from heights are more likely to result in a fatality, falls on the same level (which often start as a slip or trip) occur more frequently and can cause injury. Recent US Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that 50% of all same-level falls resulted in more than 10 days away from work (1, 2, 3).