Aside from the obvious benefit of keeping employees safe, healthy, and productive - along with meeting the OSHA workplace safety standards - health and safety training makes financial sense for employers.
Dec 2-6 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Research shows that older drivers are more likely - than their younger counterparts - to adopt safe behaviors such as wearing a seat belt and complying with speed limits. However, those age 55 and older have twice the risk of dying in a work-related crash than younger workers do. One possible reason is that older persons are more likely to be injured if they are in a crash, and more likely to die if they are injured.
Are you prepared to fall back this weekend? The seasonal time change creates a higher risk for injuries at work. Employers and staff should be aware of the possible effects on safety caused by the loss of sleep brought on by the daylight saving time changes.
OSHA's Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year (FY) 2019 are out. For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection is OSHA’s was most frequently cited violation standard - while most of the list remained largely unchanged from last year. The OSHA Top 10 list is a helpful guide for understanding just how America's businesses are in complying with the basic rules of workplace safety.
N95 Day observance is dedicated to highlighting the N95 filtering facepiece respirator information. It is also used to disseminate important information about powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs), half mask, and full facepiece respirators (elastomerics).