September 30, 2021
By: Kevin Gardner
Accidents in the workplace can be devastating to everyone involved. Not only can they have a profound impact on the victim, but also by their company, fellow employees, and loved ones. A proactive approach is the only way to diminish workplace accidents and create a safer environment for employees. Thankfully, it can be done with ease and minimal effort. Here are five simple steps you can take to improve safety in the workplace.
September 23, 2021
By: Phil La Duke
Author’s note: The following is an updated excerpt from my book Lone Gunman: Rewriting the Handbook On Workplace Prevention.
Everywhere I go these days employers have the same lament—nobody wants to work. While that might have a modicum of truth to it, the more likely scenario is that job seekers are being more judicious about the type of employment, compensation, and employer that they will accept. Aging Baby Boomers forcefully removed from the workplace by COVID-19 shutdowns have acclimated to life as a retiree and aren’t particularly interested in returning to a job while a pandemic still rages. Younger workers aren’t interested in working for companies who don’t pay a living wage or that expect workers to take on a side hustle (which they realize is corporate greed-speak for a second job) just to make enough money to live above the poverty line.
September 9, 2021
By: Ashley Lipman
You can get back pain and many other issues as you age, and they can all be worsened by your work conditions. Even a simple desk job can make your back pain worse if you aren’t careful, as well as the factors like age, weight, and your sleeping position.
You may already be experiencing some level of back pain at work, or you’re just generally concerned about preventing that from happening. Whatever the case, you can make sure your back problems stay to a minimum with just a few simple steps. Keep reading to find out what they are!
High temperatures on the job can make people miserable. And whether it’s from hot weather outdoors or high-heat applications indoors, discomfort can quickly escalate from an annoyance to a life-threatening situation. In fact, every day in the United States, 11 workers are seriously injured or die from heat stress, resulting in incidents that cost an average of $53,000. Here are a few tips to make your workers aware of the causes of heat-related illnesses and some solutions to help everyone keep their cool.
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