Tag: National Safety Month

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We’re Approaching the Deadliest Time of the Year

National Safety Council (NSC) analysis indicates that more preventable, accidental deaths occur during the two months of July and August than during any other two-month period of the year—a trend that includes drowning, pediatric vehicular heatstroke, pedestrian deaths, natural disasters, and gun-related fatalities. Since June is National Safety Month, the Council urges people to use […]

Safe Driving, at Work and Beyond

What is the most hazardous task your workers will do today? If you’re in a high-hazard industry, you might think it’s operating a dangerous piece of machinery or working at heights. If your industry is less dangerous, maybe it’s a job that requires heavy lifting. However, there’s a good chance that the most dangerous thing […]

Managing the Common Fall Hazards in Every Workplace

As we get ready to enter week 3 of the National Safety Council’s (NSC) annual National Safety Month, the focus is on falls—and with good reason. Violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) general requirements for fall protection topped the list of most frequently cited standards for fiscal year 2017, and falls remain […]

Fatigue

9 in 10 Employers Are Feeling the Negative Impacts of Fatigue

A National Safety Council (NSC) survey found that 90% of America’s employers have been negatively impacted by tired employees, with one-half saying they’ve had an employee fall asleep on the job. 57% of employers have experienced absenteeism, and another 32% report injuries and near-misses due to fatigued employees.

Drug addiction

The Costly, Dangerous Effects of Substance Use on the Job

June is National Safety Month, an observance organized by the National Safety Council (NSC) with the goal of raising awareness of the leading causes of injury and death both on and off the job. For Week 2, the NSC is focusing on wellness, which includes fatigue, substance abuse, and other issues affecting worker health on […]

Before You Hit the Road: Hit the Garage

It’s National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council is encouraging drivers to make transportation safety a priority. Every day, 100 people die on America’s roads. This week, we’ll look at how you can make sure your workers get there safely by taking precautions before they hit the road. Today, we’ll look at how to […]

Lockout/Tagout: The Devil’s in the Details

Compliance with OSHA’s Control of Hazardous Energy standard involves a variety of issues other than the basic lockout/tagout procedures. It’s a comprehensive standard, and you need to comprehend all its requirements. Because you’re probably already familiar with the basic lockout/tagout procedures, let’s skip ahead to some lesser-known facts about lockout/tagout compliance. (NOTE: If you’re looking […]