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Using Drones to Improve Workplace Safety

Using Drones to Improve Workplace Safety

A new final rule made by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) finally went into effect earlier this year allowing operators to fly small drones over people under certain conditions. The flexibility this rule grants and advancements in technology make unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) a valuable asset for companies in construction and manufacturing to improve safety.

Celebrating National Safety Month 2021

Celebrating National Safety Month 2021

This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month! Since launching the NSM campaign in 1996, the National Safety Council sponsors an annual observance to promote safe behaviors in the workplace. Use this month to motivate your employees and focus on improving safety culture—now is more than important ever. According to the most recent

Observing National Public Health Week 2021

Observing National Public Health Week 2021

During the worst public health crisis in our generation, it is especially important to take the time to recognize contributions to public health and look to the future for improvements. This Monday kicks off National Public Health Week! From April 5 to April 11, employees, employers, and individuals alike can join their community to become

October in Safety: Protecting the Eyes + Ears

October in Safety: Protecting the Eyes + Ears

October is both Eye Injury Prevention Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month! This is a great time to evaluate your personal protective equipment (PPE) program, replace ill-fitting or damaged equipment, and make sure employees’ hearing + vision is adequately protected. Eye Injury Prevention Month Did you know more than a million people per year

National Safety Month & Safe Actions for Employee Returns

National Safety Month & Safe Actions for Employee Returns

National Safety Month is here! Presented by the nation’s leading nonprofit safety advocate, the National Safety Council, this month is focused on saving lives and preventing injuries—from the workplace to anyplace. Due to unprecedented public health crisis we are currently experiencing with COVID-19, National Safety Month looks a little different from past years. In addition

Observing National Forklift Safety Day 2020

Observing National Forklift Safety Day 2020

Did you know OSHA estimates forklift accidents cause approximately 61,800 injuries each year? Or that in their useful life, it’s estimated 90% of all forklifts will be involved in some kind of accident? Moreover, OSHA believes that about 70% of forklift accidents in the U.S. could be prevented with more stringent training policies. Each year,

Protecting Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers During the Pandemic

Protecting Stockroom and Loading Dock Workers During the Pandemic

As the novel coronavirus makes its impact around the world, frontline workers have been acknowledged and appreciated. Rightly so, retail workers have been regarded as essential alongside healthcare workers and first responders. Retail employees that work in stockrooms and on loading docks especially play an important role in ensuring that people continue to receive the

Reopening Workplaces Safely with a Return-to-Work Team

Reopening Workplaces Safely with a Return-to-Work Team

With so much uncertainty about the lasting impact of COVID-19 and regions beginning to lift stay at home orders, companies need to be prepared to welcome employees back. One way organizations can focus on how to best decrease the spread of the virus and lower the impact on the workplace is by putting together a

5 Ways Construction Sites Can Work Safely Amid COVID-19

5 Ways Construction Sites Can Work Safely Amid COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect every state in the United States, construction crews are continuing to work on houses, roads, and buildings across the country. Construction firms, generally deemed as essential businesses, are having to change way they operate to protect themselves and the public. Like with any workplace hazard, employers should assess the hazards

Resuming Elective Healthcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resuming Elective Healthcare During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began to impact countries around the world earlier this year, non-essential healthcare procedures and elective surgeries were postponed partly to ensure that sufficient supplies were kept available for hospitals to treat coronavirus patients. Surgery and other medical care is deemed “elective” if the procedure can be delayed, without causing significant

Back to Operations: Manufacturing Safety During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Back to Operations: Manufacturing Safety During the COVID-19 Outbreak

As more businesses are given permission to reopen, many manufacturing facilities are returning to normal operations. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, the way that workers must be protected has changed and manufacturing must now incorporate new health and safety policies. While these policies will be implemented differently in each facility, all manufacturers can protect

National Electrical Safety Month 2020: Electrical Safety Wherever You Work

National Electrical Safety Month 2020: Electrical Safety Wherever You Work

 Each May the Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI) commemorates National Electrical Safety Month with a campaign to educate people about reducing the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss. On average, there are approximately 2,000 non-fatal electrical injuries at work each year, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Promoting Social Distancing in the Workplace

Promoting Social Distancing in the Workplace

Download Now Countries all over the globe are grappling with COVID-19. As the effects of the Coronavirus continue to impact workplaces worldwide, the term “social distancing” is becoming part of everyday vocabulary. Sean Morrison, a geriatrician with Mount Sinai Health System in New York, reminds us  “Social distancing doesn’t mean no one ever sets foot

Robots, Automation, and Workplace Safety: 7 Common Hazards

Robots, Automation, and Workplace Safety: 7 Common Hazards

It’s been more than thirty years since OSHA published Guidelines for Robotics Safety in 1987. Since then, automated systems and are robots are used in all kinds of industries to complete all types of jobs – from material handling to fabrication to security. Robotics have given companies the chance to dramatically increase operational efficiency while

Warning Signs for the Warehouse Floor

Warning Signs for the Warehouse Floor

Signs are posted in just about every workplace alerting workers of safety practices, precautions, security guidelines, warehouse rules, safety instructions, etc. Banners are hung from warehouse shelves stating how many days the facility has been free from an accident and labels are adhered to dangerous machines – but these messages can become easily overlooked. Ensure

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