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Data and statistics on workplace injuries are gathered and reviewed annually for many reasons. One of the main reasons this data is so important is because the information shows what types of injuries are most frequent. While the data helps to direct attention to the most frequent types of injuries and potential causes for these incidents, there are also data points on injury rates among different ethnicities/cultures that are important for employers to review, so they know where to place their attention when it comes to prevention strategies. Read More

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What is healthful? Some define it as “conducive to health,” while others describe it as “good for you.” Companies with facilities with any hazardous materials or chemicals must establish specific protocols to maintain a safe and healthful workplace. Read More

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Workplace safety or getting the job done - which of the two is more important? If company owners or employees were asked these questions, the obvious answer would be "workplace safety." Unfortunately, some of the reported workplace injuries suggest that many of the injuries happen when a worker takes a shortcut and fails to follow safety protocol. Read More

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Yes, LOTO, but not the LOTO many people think of! What I mean is Lock Out/Tag Out. In many industries that use machinery of all sizes, the need to properly ensure that each is powered down properly and tagged prominently, showing that the machine is safe to be serviced, is a high priority. Read More

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Repetition. How much of our lives are filled with repetitive behaviors, tasks, or specific physical movements? Life is full of them. Whether it’s walking, talking or driving a car. Read More

Last Updated: 1/3/23