The National Safety Council (NSC) recently released a report titled The State of Safety. It looks at each state and assesses how well that state protects its citizens from risk. Unfortunately, there were no states that earned an "A" in this report.
Depending on your profession, there is a good chance that you spend a lot of time in extremely hot conditions.
Were you a recent victim of a workplace accident? Are you unable to return to work as the result of your injuries?
Did you recently suffer an ankle sprain on the job? Are you concerned about how to best treat this injury?
Workplace safety is an important part of keeping employees healthy. As a new employee, it's your employer's job to make sure you understand the best ways to stay safe in the workplace, whether that is through training you to work with machinery or tools or by providing you with informational pamphlets on acceptable behavior in the office.
Stressful situations often mean that the people involved in them aren't able to keep their minds on what they are doing. Whether you're dealing with stress that comes from a family or personal financial situation or the workplace itself is stressful, if your mind is occupied, it stands to reason that you are more likely to make an error. Errors on the job can lead to workplace accidents -- that's true for everyone on the team.
What type of equipment do you use at your place of employment? Depending on your position and industry, you may come in contact with a variety of equipment on a daily basis.
Working any job can be dangerous, and some of the people who know that best are those working as police and state troopers. These individuals are out in the public every day, and they're exposed to many hazards. When an accident or emergency takes place, they're the first to the scene. While they're protecting others, they can be putting themselves at risk of harm, like these troopers did.
Unfortunately, we cannot predict when or where the next mining accident will occur. However, there are specific things that can be done to limit the risks of a mining accident.
One of the most frequent citations from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for construction work involves scaffolding. The hazards associated with the use of scaffolding are significant, accounting for fatalities each year in the construction industry.