Nailing nail gun safety on construction jobs

The mere thought of a nail gun injury might be enough to make most people’s skin crawl, but it’s an issue many local construction employers will have to face at some point. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that 40 percent of residential carpenters employed in the United States will experience a nail gun injury during a four-year period. Continue reading

PPE and employer responsibility

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is uniquely designed to protect workers in a wide range of industries from injuries, risks and fatality on the job site. Although PPE varies depending on the specific worksite hazards, it is closely monitored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is likely a concern for employers as well. Continue reading

Workers’ comp costs for older employees may not be as pricey as thought

While employee discrimination is illegal in Arizona, many employers and workers may share a common belief that an aging workforce can be very expensive for businesses. A recent study, however, determines that older workers’ compensation claims costs are not as high as many believe them to be. Continue reading