What is workplace violence? Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at the work site. It ranges from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and even homicide. It can affect and involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. Homicide is currently the fourth-leading … Continue reading “Workplace Violence Prevention” – Video & Information”
Note: This video may sound and seem funny, but it's not, these are dangerous acts and accidents! Frequently Asked Questions about Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training The powered industrial truck operator training requirements apply to all industries where trucks are being used, except agricultural operations. 1. What is the definition of a powered industrial truck? … Continue reading Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”
Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: This Photo is the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent. Note: I dont know all of the details of this incident and only know that this accident was caused by failure to follow LOTO procedures. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”
If your state allows use of fireworks, please be safe and read what's at risk if you aren't careful. Be Safe and have a great Independance Day!
Safety took center stage during Super Bowl XLIX thanks to Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” commercial. The spot, which featured a little boy who died from a preventable accident, was designed to be jarring in order to “start a conversation,” Nationwide said. “I’ll never learn to ride a bike. Or get cooties. I’ll never learn to … Continue reading Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” – Dedicated To Children’s Safety – #MakeSafeHappen
Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information
Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: These Photos are the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy … Continue reading Control of Hazardous Energy: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”
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I was intrigued by this article in my daily Workers Compensation.com - CompNewsNetwork on how Traveler's Insurance has taken a bold step in hiring Nurses for a "Concierge Claim Nurse Program which guides an injured worker back to work quicker and saves money by working one on one with their Concierge Claim Nurse. Seems that … Continue reading “Nursing Our Injured Workers’ Ain’t No Hooey”
Another Great Post From my good friend Phil La Duke
By Phil La Duke
Two weeks ago I wrote suggesting that we in the safety community might want to consider putting aside all the models, and complexity, and theoretical excrement in favor of a simple safety model based on sense. Not common sense, those of you who insist on believing in “common sense” had better stop reading this and start reading Risk Makes Sense Human Judgement by Dr. Robert Long (No, I don’t have a financial interest in the book; I just happen to think it’s a great work and an important addition to any safety practitioner’s toolbox) but sense, good judgment, simple things that yield powerful results.
This column drew a fair share of criticism and praise, as many of my articles do. I have a lot of people preference there comments with “I don’t always agree with Phil La Duke, but…” that’s good. If you find yourself…
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We have an updated version of our Fireworks Injuries infographic. The risks are the same. The only change is in the numbers.
Do your employees know how to conduct a walkaround as part of a preoperational forklift inspection? The first step toward safe forklift operation is conducting the preoperational inspection. Forklift operators should conduct the inspection at the start of each work shift to ensure that the forklift will work properly. According to OSHA, 1 in 15 … Continue reading “4-Step Forklift Preoperation Walkaround Inspection”
News Release OSHA News Release: [05/22/2014] Contact Name: Ann Mangold or Jesse Lawder Phone Number: (202) 693-4679 or x4659 Email: Mangold.Ann.R or Lawder.Jesse Release Number: 14-0929-NAT Annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses launched by US Labor Department "Water. Rest. Shade." and acclimatization are critical in preventing heat illness and fatalities WASHINGTON — The U.S. … Continue reading Annual Summer Campaign To Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses Launched By DOL