Within risk management constructs, external risk is as equally valid as internal risk. Natural disasters, external hazardous materials releases, and workplace violence from outside the organization can harm employees and affect organizational operations as much or more than inter-workplace hazards.
Industrial organizations have seen major changes throughout their workplace in just a few short months. They’ve gone from optimizing their relationship with customers to transforming their relationship with employees.
Warehouse workers face dangers that can easily cause serious injury. With the right procedures and design choices in place, it’s possible to mitigate many of these issues — but only if organizations know what to look for.
ISEA – the International Safety Equipment Association – is moving forward with a connected worker task group of member companies -- all safety equipment manufacturers -- to decide what actions are needed to ensure and advance safety in the broad, rapidly expanding field of connected worker devices.
Safety managers are responsible for keeping workers safe, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of sales or productivity. That often starts with picking the right PPE provider. At its core, a PPE provider partnership is about delivering high levels of service and quality products.
You can’t deny the critical role of human dynamics when analyzing contributing factors to a workplace injury, or when developing interventions to prevent injuries and improve occupational safety and health.
Each year when OSHA reports its most frequently violated standards, the control of hazardous energy, also known as lockout tagout (1910.147) consistently appears high on the list of greatest offenders. In fact, citations for improper lockout tagout procedures ranked fifth on OSHA’s 2018 top 10 most frequently cited standards list, with nearly 3,000 violations.
Homicide as the cause of death in the workplace has risen from ninth in 2015 to fourth in 2018. OSHA has increasingly invoked the General Duty Clause to require employers to protect workers from workplace violence from bullying to homicides.