Injuries and Illness

Modern safety management goes beyond covering traditional workplace accidents to now being equally concerned with illnesses caused on and even off the job. This section will explain what you need to know to avoid both injuries and illnesses, and to track your progress in reaching this goal.

Free Special REport: Does Your PPE Program Meet OSHA’s Requirements?

MA Nurses Say They Have the Rx for Job Injuries

What’s the key to reducing the number of injuries that plague nurses and other healthcare workers? Get the view of one organization and find out what they’re doing to bring it about.

California Nonfatal Injury Rates Continue 12-Year Decline

California’s occupational injury and illness rate is the lowest it’s been in 13 years. Keep reading to find out what’s going right in the Golden State.

Empower Employees to Drive Out Ergonomic Injuries

Employees of a New Hampshire retirement community are just saying no to musculoskeletal injuries. Keep reading to learn more about a training program that leaves no one behind.

Accident Investigations: 5 Steps to Get to the Bottom of Things and Preserve Your Bottom Line

OSHA requires you to investigate accidents that cause injury, but having an effective accident investigation process makes good business sense, too. Taking steps to prevent recurrence of an injury can increase production, reduce missed work days, and decrease workers’ compensation insurance costs. In this webinar, Fran Sehn, a risk management expert, will tell you everything you need to know about drilling down to the root cause of workplace accidents.

EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Rule; What You Need to Know

California Reports Fewer Workplace Fatalities

Workplace fatalities may be up nationwide, but California’s Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) released preliminary statistics for the state that show a 16 percent decline in workplace deaths from 2013 to 2014. While DIR Director Christine Baker called the downward trend encouraging, she emphasized the need for employers to continue their commitment to workplace safety. Keep reading to learn more.

BLS: Latest Stats Show an Increase in Total Fatalities

The latest fatality statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) are out. Read the article to find out what sectors are seeing an increase in workplace deaths.

Don’t Sit All Day—But Don’t Stand All Day Either! How to Mix Up the Workday

Some workers must stand for prolonged periods and may not be free to move around—like doctors and nurses in an operating room or cashiers at a retail store. Others sit for prolonged periods, like office workers or factory workers who stay at a single workstation for their entire shift. Neither is optimal for human health.

Too Much Sitting Is Bad—But so Is Too Much Standing!

It’s been all over the news in recent years: Americans sit too much, and it’s killing us. We sit in our cars, we sit at the office, and we sit in front of our computers, television screens, video games, tablets, and phones—and while we’re sitting, our metabolisms are changing.

Why Buying Protective Gloves Is Always Worth It

The average penalty for failing to prevent a hand injury among your workers is around $8,000. The average workers’ compensation claim for hand injuries is over $6,000 and climbing. Lawsuits can be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. You should ask yourself, why not buy a really good pair of gloves instead?