Many factors can affect the number and severity of your workers’ compensation claims, but none more than the quality of your workplace safety and health program. Some studies have shown that every dollar invested in a safety and health management program can net an employer $3 to $10 in cost savings.
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As discussed in yesterday’s Advisor, thousands of retail facilities face stricter requirements under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Risk Management Program (RMP) because of a controversial Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) interpretation of a retail exemption under the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. Here’s how to get started in RMP Program Level 3. Beginning […]
Falls hurt—and worse, they can disable or kill. Fall injuries occur in every industry, but they can be prevented or reduced in severity by the worker who is alert.
The more your workers know about arc flash hazards and precautions, the safer they will be.
Yesterday, we provided tips for keeping temporary employees safe. Today, we look at OSHA’s view on host employer vs. temp agency responsibility for the safety of temps. “Host employers need to treat temporary workers as they treat existing employees,” says OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels. “Temporary staffing agencies and host employers share control over the […]
Housekeeping is a task that often takes a back seat to other jobs that seem more pressing and important. But good housekeeping is important, too. It helps ensure a safer workplace. Remember the old saying, "A place for everything and everything in its place"? Well, there’s a lot of truth to that dictum, especially at […]
The importance of good housekeeping to your overall operation may not be incorporated into the company’s policy or work rules, but it should at least be firmly planted in everyone’s consciousness—from the CEO to the newest hire. A clean, neat, and orderly workplace not only contributes to the health and safety of employees but also […]
Safety signage in the workplace prevents accidents and injuries. Make sure your signs and tags do the job. You’ve seen the signs—the ones that say important things like “Bridge Out” or “Wrong Way”—but somehow the cartoon and movie characters miss them because the signs are overgrown with brush, blown over by the wind, or otherwise […]
Yesterday, we featured strategies for investigating workplace accidents. Today, we focus on methods for correcting safety problems before they cause accidents. There are two common procedures for identifying and correcting safety problems: change analysis and job safety analysis (also known as job hazard analysis or safety analysis). Change Analysis To solve a problem using the […]
In September, OSHA issued a direct final rule revising requirements for workplace safety signs. Find out what the changes mean to you. The goal of the new rule is to create a single, national uniform system of hazard recognition. OSHA believes that such consistency will create more effective communication, which in turn, should help achieve […]