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).
The Four Seasons Hotel Houston is not just a luxury hotel that includes premiere restaurants, a health club and spa and, of course, guest rooms. It is also the first hotel to be federally certified VPP Star – a milestone in the hospitality industry. It accomplished that status through a combination of creative activities (i.e. “VPP Jeopardy,” an improved Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2), and the creation of an Injury Prevention Committee.
Our new self-closing EdgeHalt™ Adjustable Safety Gate makes it easy to protect your team from the dangers of an elevated guardrail opening. This one gate is flexible enough to fit a large range of openings, reducing the need to measure every opening within your facility. Plus, it's stocked and ready to ship within three days!
Automatic Transfer Switch, RDEC and Siemens’ Smart Wall on display in booth 907
June 27, 2019
Russelectric, A Siemens Business, a leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, announces that it will be attending the ASHE Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition, held July 14-17 in Baltimore, Maryland. ASHE is a trusted national conference and exhibition for health care facility management and engineering professionals.
The New View is fundamentally the application of systems thinking to workplace health and safety. It considers safety an emergent property of the system. So what does that jargon mean? Instead of focusing on an individual thing, the organization steps back and takes a broader view.
Company works with Cal/OSHA, On-Site Consultation Program
June 24, 2019
When it came to improving their safety and health management system, a California materials technology company found that getting employees actively involved in moving toward a safety culture was a challenge. "For us, progress started with making small changes, gradually adding more changes once prior changes had been successfully implemented," said Angela Rayfield, Human Resources Manager of Luxfer Superform.
The pyrotechnics displays so popular during Independence Day celebrations pose serious hazards for the workers involved with setting them up and setting them off.
OSHA offers some safety checklists for employers in the fireworks industry:
After months of engineering and extensive testing, Malta Dynamics is pleased to announce its new Edgehog Leading Edge Self-Retracting Lifelines. The Edgehog line meets ANSI standard Z359.14-2014 for a worker capacity range of 130-310 lbs.
“A leading edge self-retracting lifeline can be critical,” Malta Dynamics President Holland said. “If a worker goes over an edge, as the self-retracting lifeline contacts the edge and comes over, there is a potential the cable could break if it's not specifically designed for leading edge use.”
Automated equipment has transformed industrial production over the last 30 years and has been instrumental in accelerating production and efficiency in the sectors of manufacturing, construction and machining. This dynamic shift from human workers has resulted in the relegation of repetitive and labor-intensive tasks to machines while simultaneously freeing up humans to conduct higher level tasks. As industries begin to rely more heavily on automation, the general viewpoint is that increased automation is beneficial from both a productivity and safety perspective.
Among the articles in the February 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we feature the latest in hand protection and PPE, see four bonus articles on safety trends, Mediterrean diet and male menopause, hand protection, and safety gloves, read about anxiety's role in the workplace, and much more.