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Injury Reporting Versus Injury Recording (Part 2 of 2)
To further clarify an employer’s responsibilities, Part 2 of this series examines definitions and scenarios outlined within the OSHA recordkeeping standards.
Target Mapping to Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls (STFs)
In 2018, out of the 900,380 nonfatal work injuries resulting in days away from work, 27% were related to slips, trips, and falls
Injury Reporting Versus Injury Recording (Part 1 of 2)
We all dread that telephone call that informs us someone has been injured in our workplace. Our first and most obvious concern is for the employee and ensuring they have received proper medical treatment and that family members have been notified.
What Do You Do With 260 Tons of Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey?
The answer to this title question will come a little later. For now, whether digging into leftovers or preparing a socially distant dinner for family and friends, we are bound to find creative ways to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
Let The Sunshine In
Baby boomers will undoubtedly recognize this blog title as part of a song medley released in 1969 by the vocal group, The 5th Dimension.
Falls from Rolling Chairs – Yeah, it’s a Thing
As the weather turns colder, slip and fall incidents begin to rise. A recent Safety Net post, Fall In Down Without Falling Down was a reminder that fall is beautiful but does present a seasonal hazard.
Presenteeism - Here, But Not Really Here
Woody Allen was once quoted as saying “80 percent of success in life can be attributed to simply showing up.” On the flip side, the actor James Caan is also quoted as saying “Showing up every day isn't enough.
Fall In Down Without Falling Down
Oh yeah, it’s getting nippy at night up North with morning frost on the pumpkin a telltale sign. It’s time to don the down or other insulating layer, like fleece over flannel, especially if you tend to be an outsider with autumn activities.
Safety Quotes - Are They Just Lip Service?
Safety related quotes are easily found all around us. Internet searches find thousands of them, we see them on posters in the workplace, and safety meetings often include them.
Which Extension Cords to Use - Lightweight Cords can be Shocking
Employers and employees often don’t recognize the exposures associated with using light duty extension cords and cords not listed and labeled for commercial and industrial use.
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