Occupational Safety

National Forklift Safety Day event to emphasize training

Source: Safety and Health In 2019, incidents involving forklifts accounted for 79 fatal on-the-job injuries and 8,140 nonfatal injuries requiring days away from work, according to Injury Facts – a National Safety Council database. “We understand there is a critical need for effective forklift operator training,” ITA President Brian Feehan said in a press release, …

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How to achieve company-wide buy-in of your organization’s safety program.

Sources: EHS Today Implement a safety incentive program. Mellard recommends utilizing a rewards program where gift cards and other apparel are awarded for following safety protocols. This helps to show employees—and their families—that safety behavior is valued and rewarded. The program should be simple, and rewards should be given often since safety behavior needs to be …

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How to Improve and Promote Safety in Construction

Sources: EHS Today The construction industry poses unique health and safety challenges for its workers. In fact, about one out of every five workplace deaths in calendar year 2019 were construction-related, according to OSHA. Luckily, health and safety processes play a vital role in minimizing risks. The Importance of a Safety Culture Aside from minimizing health …

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World day for safety and health at work

Sources: Lexology Since 2003, the International Labor Organization (ILO) celebrates World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This commemoration is carried out to promote awareness in employers to ensure their workers a decent and free of risks job, that threaten their integrity and quality of life. Every year, to celebrate World Day for Safety …

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Top 3 trends in Environment, Safety, Health (EHS) 2020

Sources: EHS today 2020 has been a year. That’s probably the understatement of the year, closely followed by, “I’ve never been more excited about getting a shot.” In December 2019, the world was just discovering the novel coronavirus, and most of us were continuing with business as usual. A few months later, most plans were …

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