Category: 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.

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A Sure-Fire Slip-and-Fall Prevention Plan

Yesterday’s Advisor highlighted the problem of slip-and-fall injuries, particularly in restaurants. But the dangers of slips, trips, and falls are present in every industry, and failure to train your workers with a detailed prevention plan is a recipe for disaster. Slips, trips, and falls are so commonplace that it would be easy to discount them […]

Cooking Up a Slip-and-Fall Prevention Plan

The high cost of slips, trips, and falls—both in human suffering and economic losses—is well documented, and perhaps nowhere else do the ingredients combine to make it a bigger problem than in restaurants. Here are some solutions that apply there, and in most other businesses, too. Start with a busy kitchen full of sloshing sinks […]

HAVS and HAV Nots: How to Protect Workers From Vibrating Equipment Hazards

One workplace danger not discussed enough is that of bodily harm caused by high levels of vibration. So that’s what our Safety Training Tips Editor has chosen to focus on today. Tools like jackhammers, drills, woodworking equipment, chipping tools, grinders, chainsaws, and other vibrating equipment can be hazardous in several different ways. Employees can be […]

Workplace Dry Eye Syndrome: What to Do About It

Dry eye syndrome doesn’t have to happen, and if it does, the remedies are usually easy to implement. Here are the steps the experts recommend.  If the old saying, “not a dry eye in the house” applies to your workplace, you’re lucky. For as we told you in  yesterday’s Advisor, dry eye syndrome (DES) is […]

The Why of Dry Eye Syndrome

If your workers complain of eye irritation or pain, the blame may lie no further away than your air conditioning vents. Here’s what to look for, assuming your eyes are ok, that is! The office worker was getting really scared. She’d been staring intently at her computer monitor all day, grateful that her building had […]

6 Ways to Prevent Heat Stress at Work

You can treat heat stress, but preventing it is even better. Here are the steps you need to know to do both. Yesterday’s Advisor began a discussion of heat-related problems workers may face as June stretches into July, August, and September, traditionally the hottest months of the year. Heat problems kill some 4,000 Americans yearly, […]

Heat Stress: Employers Sweating It Out

As summer heat raises the temperature in many workplaces, employers and workers alike need to know the threats heat can pose, and what to do if heat-related illness strikes. It’s finally June. And all across the nation, you can almost hear the sighs of relief that, at last, the cold of winter and the damp […]

Are Lifelong Ergonomic Injuries Developing Now at Your Workplace?

Ergonomic injury can take 10 years to show up, and then last for life. Here are methods to stop its development long before symptoms appear. Are you lucky enough to have a 2-year old at home? If so, have you, like many parents, bought your youngster one of those cute little baby computers, so he […]

Slips, Trips, and Falls Prevention: Training Is Often the Answer

Often slip, trip, and fall prevention is a matter of simply training workers on what to do and not do. Here are some of those do’s and don’ts, and an innovative program to instruct in them. With slips, trips, and falls the greatest source of nonfatal injuries each year in any accident category the federal […]

To Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls, Fix Things From the Floor Up

To stop slips, trips and falls, improve the flooring, the footwear, and the habits of workers. In this two-part article, we’ll review what to do about all 3 of these accident factors. OK, safety professionals, here’s today’s quick quiz: According to Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, what kind of workplace accident results in the most […]