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Fatigue in the Workplace

Fatigue in the workplace decreases performance and increases the risk of accidents, injuries, and loss of life. Fatigue can be the result of insufficient sleep, prolonged physical or mental activity, and/or disruption of sleep because of irregular shift work.

By taking some easy steps towards managing fatigue in the workplace – employers can save millions and even improve the quality of life for all employees.

National Construction Safety Week

National Construction Safety Week is an emphasis of safe work practices by national and global construction firms. This event takes place each spring to remind construction workers and supervisors how important workplace safety is every week of every year.

Safety on a construction site goes far beyond reducing injuries. It’s about coming together to protect one another, and making sure  everyone gets home safely every night.

Correlation Between Unions and Worker Safety

Unions offer a safety and health advantage in the construction industry. According to a survey commissioned by CPWR, construction firms that employ at least some union workers are more likely to perform safety best practices and undergo OSHA training than those without any union employees.

Workers Memorial Day

On April 28, communities, labor organizations, and workers observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. Take a moment this week to honor their and their families’ sacrifice. Think about safety on the job and work safely and smart.

Common Workplace Safety Hazards

Safety hazards are unsafe working conditions that that can cause injury, illness and death. Safety hazards most commonly include tasks related to working at heights, chemicals, housekeeping, electrical, forklifts, lockout/tagout and confined spaces.

Seasonal Temp Worker and Workplace Safety

With the increase of holiday merchandise shopping, so does the increase in potential hazards for workers. Employers should take the appropriate increased actions to protect temporary and full-time workers filling customer orders, delivering packages, preparing or serving food, and managing crowds.