Given that back pain is one of the most common reasons that U.S. employees give for missing work, it should be a major concern for employers. The American Chiropractic Association reports some 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at one point or another during a year.
Power lines can be serious and potentially fatal hazards when proper safety precautions are not followed.
With summer quickly approaching, it's important to consider the weather conditions that come with it. Workers exposed to hot and humid conditions are at risk of heat-related illness, especially those doing heavy work tasks or using bulky or non-breathable protective clothing and equipment. Some workers might be at higher risk than others if they have not built up a tolerance to hot conditions, or if they have certain health conditions.
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week is recognized each year during the first full week of May to raise awareness about occupational safety, health and the environment.
Workplace injuries are a significant risk for any business, and they can lead to costly medical bills, lost productivity, and increased insurance premiums.
An increasing number of warehouses are using conveyor systems to move products to and from different areas of the facility.
OSHA is not requiring most employers outside of the health care industry to record cases of COVID-19 among their employees, under interim guidance issued April 10.
According to an agency press release, employers “other than those in the health care industry, emergency response organizations (e.g., emergency medical, firefighting and law enforcement services) and correctional institutions” generally will not be required to record COVID-19 cases because they “may have difficulty making determinations about whether workers who contracted COVID-19 did so due to exposures at work.
As if businesses didn't have enough to worry about, online scammers have started sending out malicious e-mails to organizations about coronavirus that appear to be from business partners or public institutions.
Job-related injuries occur every day in workplaces across the country. Often these injuries happen because employees have not been trained or, over time, have gotten lax in following safe job procedures.
We are reminding employers to post OSHA Form 300A from February 1 to April 30.
According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 2,000 eye injuries occur each day while people are at work. Of these injuries, 10% result in missed days of work and of those injuries, 10 to 20% will cause temporary or permanent blindness. However, almost 90% of these injuries could have been prevented by wearing the appropriate eye protection while on the job.
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