The nation’s roadways are a place of constant risk, with millions of vehicles moving alongside one another. Since it’s impossible to control the choices of everyone on the road, defensive driving is an important training topic for your employees. Implementing a driver safety program can greatly reduce the risk for your employees and your business.
When’s the last time you did housekeeping in your workplace? We’re not talking about sweeping the floors, dusting and organizing your desk… We’re talking about creating and maintaining a safe work environment. Housekeeping in the workplace is crucial to preventing injuries and increasing productivity.
Most falls are preventable. Many people attribute falls to being clumsy or not paying attention, but many risk factors exist. Risk factors include physical hazards in the environment, age-related issues and health conditions. Reduce your risk and find fall hazards in your workplace and home to prevent injuries and keep others safe round the clock.
According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 2,000 eye injuries occur each day while people are at work. Of these injuries, 10% result in missed days of work and of those injuries, 10-20% will cause temporary or permanent blindness. However, almost 90% of these injuries could have been prevented by wearing the appropriate eye protection while on the job.
Workplace injuries are a significant risk for any business, and they can lead to incredibly costly medical bills, lost productivity and increased insurance premiums. There are a variety of strategies employers can implement to reduce on-the-job accidents and the impact of job conditions on employee health. They may not all make sense for your business, but consider the following ideas to help minimize or prevent injuries altogether.
The key to preventing work-related neck and back injuries is to evaluate your workstation and make sure it is ergonomically correct and promotes good posture. The discomfort and pain from slouching at a desk all day is very common, with many office workers suffering pain at least once a week. If you are working at an ergonomically incorrect workstation or practice poor posture, you can suffer from neck, shoulder, wrist and elbow discomfort.
Fatigue in the workplace is a serious problem. Fatigued individuals are less productive, less focused, have more medical problems, are absent more often and are more likely to be involved in a job-related safety incident. Fatigue management can be a relatively easy and inexpensive wellness initiative to help alleviate this problem among your employees.
Many organizations dedicate minimal time, if any, to evacuation and workplace safety, unless they are engaged in a high risk industry. “It will never happen to me” and “That could never possibly happen here!” are a common reasons for inadequate disaster and evacuation plans. But the unfortunate fact of the matter is, anything can happen—from a slip and fall to a natural disaster. It would be a difficult and lengthy road returning to normal business operations after disaster strikes without a thorough disaster plan in place.