Prevent workplace injury with hand tool ergonomics

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the most common occupational health hazard in America today, according to Charles Jeffress, assistant secretary for occupational safety and health at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Data regarding these afflictions shows that nearly two million workers suffer from work-related MSDs every year, with about 600,000 losing valuable work​ time because of it. Continue reading

Lockout/tagout programs can help businesses

Any business in The Copper State that relies on employee interaction with heavy equipment or potentially dangerous machinery can benefit from lockout/tagout procedures.

Lockout/tagout programs often are referred to as hazardous energy control procedures, and they apply to any workers who must service, maintain or work with equipment that Continue reading

Monsoon, flooding call for extra safety measures

While Arizona’s monsoon season typically ends in late September, the state has seen heavy rainfall in recent weeks. For employers, in addition to taking the proper measures to protect their businesses and employees against flood damage, it may be a good idea to encourage safe driving practices among staff who commute to and from work, as well as transportation drivers. Continue reading