Study shows workers often afraid to report occupational injuries

Although employees are protected when reporting occupational injuries, many workers often feel uneasy about coming forward. According to a new survey from legal information site FindLaw.com, nearly 1 in 10 U.S. workers who have been injured while at work said they didn’t report the incident because they didn’t want their employers to retaliate. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently made it easier for employees to file whistleblower complaints by making an online form available on OSHA.gov. Employees have the right to a safe and secure workplace, and Continue reading

Simple ways to reduce flu’s impact in the workplace

The flu season is in full swing. According to the Verde Independent, the Arizona Department of Health Services has reported 60 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in Arizona, and there is a strong possibility the number represents only a small portion of the true picture in the state.

According to the state’s health department, the flu vaccine is the best defense against the flu. However, if workers received the shot and still become sick it’s not too late for Continue reading

The dangers of rushing in the workplace

Many times, employees rush through the office or worksite because they are behind on their work or are late for meetings. According to Safeteng.net, a global network of safety professionals, many people tend to rush to get tasks and responsibilities done as quickly as possible. In a past article from Occupational Health and Safety magazine, the author wrote rushing often is a normal reaction to a stressful environment, but this behavior may cause people to make mistakes. Any time workers are running through Continue reading