Overexertion and falls are among the most common types of workplace injuries in the United States, according to a new study.
Simply stated, the term “lean process” refers to identifying opportunities for improvement, implementing changes, and measuring the impact of those changes. Any industry can benefit from the lean process, but it’s not something that can be done overnight. Instead, big results come from many small changes occurring over time.
In manufacturing, lean process is about optimizing processes, decreasing production time, and eliminating waste – that is anything that doesn’t add value. There are several types of waste:
Being distracted behind the wheel is very dangerous and should never be considered a necessity. No call or email is worth a life. Break bad driving habits with these reminders.
Our thoughts go out to everyone during this difficult time of flooding. Flooding dangers do not end when the water begins to recede; in fact, sometimes the work has just begun. This infographic offers some tips to keep you safe. LMC Insurance & Risk Management is here to help and support you every step of the way.
The average age of a construction worker is now in the 40s. Baby boomers - people born between 1946 and 1964 - represent 40% of the construction industry workforce, according to the Center for Construction Research and Training.
Despite expectations, Fed-OSHA under the Trump administration has not backed off on enforcing workplace safety regulations.
In fact, the agency is as aggressive as ever and citations are higher than ever as well, after fines were increased substantially three years ago. Based on the agency's own statistics, a company that's inspected has only a 25% chance of not receiving a single citation.
While overall workplace injuries have been falling in the last decade, the numbers of deadly and catastrophic injuries are actually on the rise.
As the economy hums along, we are sharing the roads with more trucks than ever before.
Unfortunately, many people do not exercise the extreme caution required when driving around 18-wheelers, container trucks and buses. And if there is an accident, due to their sheer size and weight, they can crush a passenger vehicle, seriously injuring or killing the occupants.
While the Trump administration has eased off a number of regulations and enforcement actions during the past two years, Fed-OSHA continues focusing on the safety of temporary workers as much as it did under the Obama presidency.
This puts the onus not only on the agencies that provide the temp workers, but also on the companies that contract with them for the workers.
When a workplace injury occurs, it’s important to respond quickly by conducting an incident investigation. Quick and planned actions demonstrate your commitment to workplace safety and prevention of future incidents.
Every incident needs to be investigated. This process helps employers look beyond what happened and discover why it happened. If you have prepared an incident investigation plan, you can be confident that you’re taking the appropriate steps to investigate and address the causes in an effort prevent similar incidents from happening again.
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