Preparation is key to prevent demolition worksite accidents

Before workers perform demolition activities, employers may want to ensure workers understand the site’s safety requirements. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new resources to prevent injuries and fatalities during demolition. Advanced preparation is the key to preventing building components and structures from harming employees doing demolition projects.  Continue reading

NIOSH highlights prevalence of machine-related injuries in food industry

With the food industry accounting for a large number of employees in the manufacturing sector, workers in this segment may be vulnerable to injuries related to hazardous energy from machinery. Employers may want to review lockout/tag-out procedures to control this risk as these work environments have a high chance of machine-related injuries, according to a blog by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Continue reading

Acclimatization to summer heat is vital for outdoor worker safety

While employees working outdoors may be exposed to the same hot environment, how their individual bodies adjust to high temperatures may be different. Workers who do not have much experience in sweltering conditions may be more susceptible to heat stress and illness. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) outlined the importance of acclimatization to heat for improving workplace safety in a recent blog. Continue reading