Tag: Workplace Safety

Safety data, safety statistics

ASSP: Latest BLS Injury Rate Is Unacceptable; Employers Must Do More

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the world’s oldest professional safety organization, is calling on employers to take steps to protect America’s workers from injury and illness in response to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS reported that 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in […]

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The Workforce Is Aging—We Need to Keep It Healthy and Safe

The number of older people in the population—and with it, the proportion of older to younger workers—has grown in the past 5 decades and is projected to continue to grow. People are living longer. They either need or want to continue working at an older age for reasons ranging from inadequate retirement savings or a […]

Messy warehouse facility

When It Comes to Safety, Messes Matter: Tips for Clutter Clearing

What did you see when you walked into your facility this morning? Were there cords snaking across the floor, remnants of a spill from a couple of days ago, or overflowing trash cans? Or did you observe a strong sense of order, with clear walkways, properly stored tools, well-lit and clearly marked stairways, and hazardous […]

Fire warden at fire drill

Do You Know How Many Fire Wardens Are Needed for Your Building?

A safety professional recently wrote to the experts at Safety.BLR.com® looking for guidance on how many fire wardens (or marshals) are necessary based on building occupancy or size. A warden must make note of whether people in their part of a building evacuate—read on to see what the experts had to say.

Marijuana legalization, law

Marijuana and Workplace Safety: The Evolving Landscape

Marijuana—or “cannabis” as the emerging industry likes to call it—is big business. It employs 5 times more Americans than the coal industry, according to one cannabis industry analyst. There are medical marijuana statutes in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Ten states and D.C. so far also have approved it for recreational use, and […]