Industrial plants are known for being loud, acoustically-harsh environments. The combination of high ceilings, reflective surfaces and heavy machinery din creates an environment for reverberation and noise. Such conditions can decrease productivity and increase health and safety hazards.
Wellness is defined as “the condition of good physical, mental and emotional health, especially when maintained by an appropriate diet, exercise, and other lifestyle modifications.” Companies are turning to preventative programs to reduce workplace injuries.
Despite all our best efforts and often those of the employees we train and advise - people have a problem with safety. It can be a hard topic to bring to life, and there’s a fine line between honesty and being accused of scaremongering.
Being a safety professional is not black and white like what you learned in university, college or what a safety enforcement officer will tell you. It is in fact, different shades of gray. This you will learn as you grow as a safety professional.
In the final seconds of the championship game, the quarterback hands off the football to his star running back. The running back skillfully weaves, dodges and avoids tackles. The home crowd cheers as he crosses the goal line, securing victory.
Dropped tools and equipment are some of the deadliest hazards from working at height that often go overlooked. New developments and standards are bringing more focus to this hazard in general, but is your company maximizing the benefits of a dropped objects program?
Combustible dust is present in a variety of industries and is the precursor to a serious hazard. This hazard’s often-destructive nature makes it vitally important to understand. When accounting for the hazard, several questions arise, highlighting the true complexities of combustible dust.
Focused on achieving ISO 45001 compliance, Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions offers comprehensive and customized risk management, safety and health solutions
February 5, 2019
The labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips has launched a new company called Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions, a workplace safety and health consulting firm that assists clients with developing and implementing state-of-the-art safety risk management systems with the goal of achieving ISO 45001 certification. The new ISO 45001 Safety Standard is designed to help organizations reduce work-related accidents or diseases and was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the organization behind other well-known standards such as ISO 9001 for quality management.