In 2019, the U.S. is more health conscious than ever. Ninety-two percent of U.S. residents say it’s important to get an annual physical, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and 62 percent report actually getting the exam. It’s estimated about 44 million Americans get physicals ever year.
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.
Pet owners surely actively care for their pets. And the reciprocal benefits from our pets surpass any costs, right? How do those benefits both reflect and influence AC4P behavior? Actively caring for pets can improve one’s quality of life, family culture, and the human condition.
Most times something bad doesn’t happen when we cut corners, so it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we are working “safe enough.” We need to focus our attention on being good instead of lucky.
The number of people getting fatally injured has not reduced significantly for a number of years. This plateauing of workplace deaths suggests that the strategies to achieve progress in preventing major accidents are providing diminishing returns. And so calls for new approaches to safety management have grown.
Let us step back and reflect on the sweat, blood and tears that built this great nation. Think about the men and women that gave their lives. Labor Day is the day for us to remember these great workers. We should celebrate their lives, accomplishments, learn from their mistakes, and hold them in great regard every day of the year.
Wearing a hard hat is essential for protecting your most valuable tool: your brain. The effects of Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI can be devastating, not just for the injured, but for their families as well.
For safety managers in the oil & gas industry, flame resistant personal protective equipment is an indispensable tool to help mitigate daily flash fire hazards. Given the variety of FR PPE options, it can be hard to understand the needs of your specific job site.
For eyewear, as for the luxury market in general, there has been a major generational change in the consumer base with the arrival of millennials,” reports Bain & Company, one of the world's leading management consulting firms
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.
Occupational slips, trips, and falls on the same level (STFL), have been a severe problem in the workplace for decades. Some of the most recent data about their financial impact on business comes from the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index.
Safety circuits used in machine guarding applications incorporate devices such as sensors and relays to de-energize equipment if any hazardous condition is detected. These conditions normally involve a machine guard not being closed, a presence sensor detecting personnel in an unsafe area or the triggering of an emergency stop function.
As the world population reaches 9.2 billion by 20401 and the global GDP likely to double over that same period2, demand for goods and energy is increasing as living standards continue to rise. To meet these needs, the industrial sector has been facing mounting pressure to quickly increase production.
For operations like oil and gas that involve hazardous processes, change management can be a matter of life and death. Operational failures resulting from insufficiently planned changes can result in catastrophic events.
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the first edition of the U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines, which recommended at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity physical activity a week.
OSHA cited Graphic Packaging International LLC – an Atlanta, Georgia-based paper product manufacturer – for exposing employees to hot steam, and failing to ensure the use of proper hazardous energy control methods. The company faces $211,400 in proposed fines.
At 10:30 in the morning the avenue is not busy. Rush hour has passed. The light changed, I got the pedestrian right of way signal, and started to casually walk to the island in the middle of the road. A line of cars and trucks waited at the intersection to turn left onto the avenue once pedestrians were all clear. I saw an SUV or pickup, I can’t recall, beginning to make its turn early – heading straight at me.
The term “burnout” is used loosely to describe being worn out, exhausted, or frazzled. It actually refers to a specific work-stress-related syndrome that has a long history in the psychological research literature.
Preventing falls from heights when performing construction work is a top priority because falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2017, there were 366 fatal falls to a lower level out of 971 construction fatalities.
Although many employees typically provide some or all of their own work attire, it is the employer who will be issued a citation if a worker who is exposed to electric arc or flame hazards is not wearing flame-resistant (FR) clothing.
Among the articles in the March 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we feature a special report on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and ways to prevent, we look at the 'fatal four' top causes of construction worker fatalities, read the Q&A with Robin Fleming, CEO of ANVL, about giving frontline workers a voice, and much more.