The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Water Rule earlier this summer that revised the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Test your WOTUS knowledge with this mind boggling short 7 question quiz. Afterwards, you can brag with your colleagues that you have mastered the new WOTUS rule! After you take […]
OSHA recently issued a final rule requiring construction employers to take steps to protect workers from confined space hazards. (Previously, confined space rules only applied to general industry.) Take a look at the new BLR® infographic below to learn the essentials of the new rule—and what you need to do to comply. Your one-stop safety […]
6 Steps of a Job Hazard Analysis Infographic: By BLR for http://safetysummit.blr.com Assessing your workplace and identifying hazards to employee health and safety is required by OSHA. But good job hazard analyses (JHAs) have benefits beyond ensuring compliance, like lower risk of work-related deaths, illnesses, and injuries, reducing absenteeism, and increasing productivity. Go beyond the […]
Same-level slips, trips, and falls are occupational hazards that can be found in almost every type of work setting. When considering workplace falls, most people immediately think of falls from a height, yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the majority of fall-related injuries occur as a result of falls from same-level walking […]
A recent Staples survey confirms that 55% of employees feel that they cannot leave their desks during the day to take a break. Little do they know that the amount of effort they put in at work depends on these breaks.
You can provide training, write policies, and hold safety meetings, but at the end of the day, you can’t control one of the most important variables in workplace safety—human behavior. To find out about the challenges companies face in ensuring that employees work safely, BLR partnered with SafeStart to survey over 1,000 safety professionals about […]
Westermans International, a UK based welding company, recently put together an infographic about fatal and non-fatal injuries and illness in the workplace. It features statistics about the kinds of diseases and accidents that occur frequently, as well as the industries worst affected. Based on data from the Health and Safety Executive Annual Statistics Report, this […]