New hand safety site focuses on preventing hand injuries

A new website targeting the construction industry may help to provide workplace safety tips to prevent occupational hand injuries and other work-related disorders. The Choose Hand Safety site, which was developed by the Center for Construction Research and Training, includes information on best practices for picking ergonomic hand tools that could help workers reduce their chance of injury. Certain hand tools may not be suitable for workers because they are not properly sized to their hands, which could result in Continue reading

ACL injuries may increase risk of osteoarthritis development

A new report suggests that business owners may want to advise workers to be careful where they step when on slippery surfaces, as knee injuries may lead to potentially debilitating conditions.

According to the Orthopedic Research Society, injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), may accelerate the development of osteoarthritis, or the deterioration of cartilage that line the bones. Continue reading

Caution workers about the dangers of distracted driving

While multitasking is often a great way to optimize worker productivity, this may not always be true for some activities, driving especially. When workers attempt to talk on the phone or text while driving, they may endanger the lives of others as well as their own. The National Safety Council (NSC) is aiming to raise awareness during April about the dangers of multitasking while driving through Distracted Driving Awareness Month. This year the NSC is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation to remind workers to follow state laws that aim to curb distracted driving. Continue reading