Every business wants to do all they can to prevent injuries from occurring on the job. A serious fire, a permanent injury, or the death of an employee or owner can cause loss of profits or even an entire business. To prevent such losses, you don't need to turn your business upside down. You may..
It is difficult to adjust to shift work, and the unconventional schedule takes a toll on your workers. Research shows that people who sleep during the day have lower quality sleep, and often struggle to get an adequate amount of sleep. Plus, workers on a night shift schedule tend to have poor..
It is that time of year in the Construction world: time to hold annual Safety Meetings. Prior to the spring start-up it is a great idea, and best practice, to get your team together and start the year off on the right foot. Use this time to roll out any new policies and procedures that you..
The topic of broad stroke drug and alcohol testing of injured workers and possible OSHA enforcement activity is currently surrounded by much discussion and even more confusion. OSHA recently issued a new publication, titled “Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs” and assigned it as..
On October 5th, 2016, scientists with NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) released data from a first-ever study on the effects of shift work on sleep disorders. This study was unique in that the data gathered a nationally representative sample of 6,338 working adults..
Do you ever see a utility worker on top of a telephone pole or a construction worker balancing on a steel beam high above you, and think that you could never work in such hazardous conditions? While those workers do have more dangerous jobs than you, they may actually be safer than you are in..
Recently, there have been numerous articles written on OSHA’s new reporting rules and how they will affect post-incident drug testing by employers. The following article is from the National Law Review. This article is important as it is written from a legal point of view. It is especially..
OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Rules to Take Effect Nov. 1
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are injuries and disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage and spinal discs. The symptoms of MSDs can include a dull aching sensation, discomfort with specific movements, tenderness to the touch, a burning sensation, pain, tingling,..