March is National Ladder Safety Month. March is the ideal time to highlight and encourage ladder safety because it coincides with Spring home improvement projects and the beginning of the construction season. It heightens awareness, reinforces safety training, and educates homeowners and working professionals.
Are you prepared for the time change this weekend? The seasonal time change creates a higher risk for injuries at work due to the effect caused by the loss of sleep brought on by the daylight saving time changes.
Snow removal operations can result in serious injuries or fatalities — particularly while removing ice or snow from rooftops and other building structures such as decks. Understanding these serious hazards, OSHA has a pamphlet for employers and workers involved in snow and ice removal activities.
A winter weather emergency policy should be part of a comprehensive business emergency preparedness program that gives employees guidelines on what to expect during severe weather events.
If your job requires you to work outside in cold weather, it’s even more critical for you to be not only prepared with the proper gear to keep you safe from the dangers of the job, but also with proper clothing to keep you safe from the dangers of the cold.
Workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments and for extended periods and many workers may not know the signs and symptoms of cold stress, including conditions such as hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot.
Workers in cold weather can be exposed to serious health problems such as hypothermia, frostbite and trench foot. In certain instances, workers exposed to severe weather without personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could lead to death.
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.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees and completion of the injury and illness records is a key OSHA recordkeeping requirement. February 1st is the deadline for employers to post 300-A Summary forms listing 2019 injuries and illnesses.
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.