Compared to small and "micro" businesses, larger companies have made more progress toward introducing the Total Worker Health (TWH) approach to worker health and safety, reports the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
"Our results indicate a need for intervention research that specifically targets microbusinesses and small businesses, especially in light of the outsized health and safety risks encountered in these sectors of the economy," write Liliana Tenney, MPH, and colleagues of Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado, Aurora.
This week, Aug. 12 – 18, is Safe + Sound Week, an annual, nationwide event that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe.
According to OSHA, last year more than 2,700 businesses participated in the program, which is aimed at helping employers get their programs started, energize an existing one, or recognizing their safety successes.
The Malta Dynamics product line has expanded with the addition of a new line of rescue and retrieval safety harnesses.
Featuring a comfortable, lightweight design with breathable padding, the Razorback Elite and Elite MAXX Rescue Harnesses get the job done even when working in confined spaces.
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.