workplace safety

  1. Stand-Down To Prevent Falls

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 351 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2020 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. What is…
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  1. Working Safely with Pedestal and Bench Grinders: 10 Proven Best Practices

Contributor: Jean Ndana, ASP, CSP, ASQ-SSBB, ASQ-CQE “A worker’s first day shouldn’t be his last day on earth.” I said these chilling words a few months ago when I narrated the tragic story of a 23-year-old temporary employee who did not return home from his first day at a Michigan factory. He was removing imperfections…
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  1. Using Corrective & Preventative Actions to Keep Your Company Safe

Contributor: Toby Graham, KPA Imagine having a process to catch issues before they become problems – keeping your business efficient, your people happy, and your money in your pocket. That’s the premise behind Corrective and Preventive Actions (or CAPA for short). CAPAs are systemic improvements to an organization’s processes designed to fix recurring safety issues. Want…
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  1. Workplace Safety and Your WHY

Contributor: 5th Element Inspection Services LLC Establishing safety as a priority in the workplace is imperative to the well-being of all employees. Not only does it improve general morale, performance, and efficiency, it goes well beyond the job site and affects every aspect of your life. If your personal safety is in question, it is…
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  1. 5 Tips to Prevent Fall Accidents

Contributor: CableSafe® Globally, falls are contemplated to be the second leading cause of accidental deaths. Considering this crucial fact, slip, trip, and fall accidents call for global attention towards the utilization of effective prevention measures and strategies. Furthermore, fall prevention has been a substantial area of concern, owing to the fact that slip-and-fall accidents are…
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  1. Assessing Risks and Vulnerabilities in US Chemical Facilities

By: Warren Silverman, MD FACOEM, Medical Director, Workplace Forensics LLC Following the attacks of 9/11, there was a realization that the open freedoms of the society in the United States created massive vulnerabilities for those who wish to harm us. With an analysis of these dangers, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was tasked to…
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