Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves and tendons. Work related MSDs (including those of the neck, upper extremities and low back) are one of the leading causes of lost workday injury and illness. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – February 9, 2014

Ergonomics 101: “What Is An MSD?”

Info-graphic Courtesy of Vivid Learning Systems® OSHA - Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Examples of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Carpal tunnel syndrome Tendinitis Rotator cuff injuries (a shoulder problem) Epicondylitis (an elbow problem) Trigger finger Muscle strains and low back injuries Existing Guidelines OSHA Ergonomics Program Management Guidelines for Meatpacking Plants. OSHA, (1993). Beverage … Continue reading Ergonomics 101: “What Is An MSD?”

ASSE: 2011 Workplace Fatality Figures are “Unacceptable”

The preliminary occupational fatality count for 2011 is in, and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSE) finds the numbers “alarming” and “unacceptable.” Sep. 26, 2012 4:15pm Laura Walter On the heels of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) announcement that 4,609 American employees died from work-related injuries in 2011, the American Society of … Continue reading ASSE: 2011 Workplace Fatality Figures are “Unacceptable”

OSHA Database Underreports Workplace Fatalities

  Federal officials have admitted that OSHA's database for tracking workplace fatalities is deficient in several key respects. January 01, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the division of the U.S. Department of Labor charged with protecting the safety of employees in the workplace. OSHA's mission is to prevent construction … Continue reading OSHA Database Underreports Workplace Fatalities