Besides random or regular inspections, workplace accidents will prompt inspections. Inspectors generally have broad powers to enter a workplace, operate or test machinery, interview employees and review records.
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You are aware that job-related injuries and illness are expensive, due to medical expenses, lost days on the job, and insurance costs. But, did you know that as much as nine-tenths of the total cost of a workplace injury or illness is a hidden cost?
Workplace violence is big these days. Well, not the violence itself, but a lot of attention has been focused on workplace violence and what employers should — and must — do to ensure their workplaces are safe and healthy for employees.
A growing percentage of their employees are quite a bit younger. These workers are not only inexperienced, but also quite prone to being injured. Whether through a lack of safety training or simple immaturity, young workers get hurt at a disproportionately high rate.
We have a HEAVY DUTY problem in the North American scaffolding industry. The issue is: scaffold load calculations and duty ratings. It sounds simple enough. Surely, no one would ever build or use a scaffold without knowing what it’s rated for – right? Wrong! Sadly, it happens every day.
Do we really want to get rid of the word “accident?” While there is a definition of accident on its website, the National Safety Council is trying to get rid of the word from its materials “because workplace incidents are preventable,” according to Kathy Lane of the National Safety Council.