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Workplace ladder usage, regardless of industry, is a high-risk task that should be part of any new or existing employee training plan. Training should include ladder selection, inspection, hazard identification, fall protection measures, and safe wor...
Safe work on ladders requires three points of contact and requires employees to face the ladder, use at least one hand to keep a “firm grasp” on the ladder, and ensure they are not carrying objects or loads that could cause loss of balance or grip.
Misleveled elevator floors, insufficient maintenance program, and unsafe employee behaviors can lead to significant workplace trip or fall injuries. A comprehensive program is necessary to control hazards.
Fall protection requirements for employees performing maintenance on low-sloped roofs depend on factors that include whether the work is deemed “temporary and infrequent,” and the distance from the edge.
Research shows that back braces do not provide the safety and support needed to reduce back injuries in the workplace. Employers should consider a more comprehensive ergonomic program to reduce the hazards of manual material handling and patient hand...
In addition to the “hard skills” of safety, building a safety culture is a “soft skill” that may be equally important. This includes setting clear expectations, providing positive reinforcement, and leading by example.
Listening to team members is a key safety skill that involves active listening. Paying attention, reserving judgement, and engaging in conversation encourages open effective communication. It is important to practice comprehension - to ensure better ...
Powered shop equipment presents a potential for severe hand injuries, but recognizing and acting on potential hazards can reduce one’s risk of injury, including machine-specific operator education, training, and proper guarding,
The pandemic has disrupted many features of the traditional workplace, including safety awareness activities. However, there are many positive steps businesses can and should take now to re-establish the importance of their workplace safety culture.
Nitrogen gas use is common in many industries and can cause severe illness and death due to oxygen depletion. Employers and workers need to be aware of the hazards, carefully monitor oxygen levels, and know the symptoms of nitrogen asphyxiation.
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