workplace injury Articles

  • How to Handle the Aftermath of a Workplace Injury

    Accidents happen – it’s an unfortunate reality for many employees, who are susceptible to accidents at work, and employers, who often are monetarily liable for medical bills and reparations after the fact. While the proper precautions can significantly lessen the risks associated with workplace injuries, employers should be aware of the proper processes following an accident. To ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The culture of denial, workplace injuries and lessons learned

    Try to imagine this workplace injury scenario: A construction worker is seriously hurt on the job. It’s a very minor injury. Years later, under similar circumstances, a worker is killed from a similar incident. Why didn’t the company learn from the first incident? Recent research in the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Workplace injuries and the bottom line: indirect incident costs are staggering

    This week the Intelex Blog introduces its newest contributor, Robert Smith. Head of Injury Management Solutions, Robert has tons of experience in Human Resource and Disability management, including a long stint with WSIB. Robert will blog on a biweekly basis on issues related to compensation, claims management, case management, and much more. This ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Ergonomics in the Workplace

    Work-related musculosketal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most frequently reported cases of lost or restricted work time and can be significantly reduced by properly fitting a job to a person, also known as the study of ergonomics. Ergonomics involves evaluating the physical aspects of an environment (e.g. workstations) as well as the way in which people work to help prevent MSDs. MSDs, ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Keeping Your Workplace Safe

    Why is safety and health important for a small business owner like me? As an employer, you have a duty to protect your workers from injury and illness on the job. Protecting workers also makes good business sense. Accidents and injuries are more expensive than many realize. Costs mount up quickly. But substantial savings in workers’ compensation and lost workdays are possible when injuries ...

  • What To Do When OSHA Arrives - Part 1

    Continuing Our Guide for New Plant Safety Managers You have been the new plant safety manager for a little over two months. During this timeframe you have had the opportunity to review the limited number of safety procedures left in your office by your predecessor and you are beginning to ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Transforming Health & Safety

    What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Safety Leadership in the Workplace

    Employees are most productive in a workplace that is safe, healthy, and in a conducive environment. While it may not be possible to keep workplace injuries and illnesses at zero, it is possible to minimize them, and that is what safety leadership is all about. As a safety leader, you will be expected to identify and control workplace hazards with the goal of achieving safety ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Workplace safety in the economic slump

    As we progress through the current downturn in our economy companies are finding ways to cope with such effects as declining revenues, reduced workforces and tight-to-non-existent credit. With organizations facing new challenges in order to remain afloat and sustainable, many areas of operation have begun to experience some effects. One such area that is critical to an organization’s success but ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 3 Tips on Creating a Safe Workplace

    Regardless of whether you own a small business or a large corporation, it takes everyone to make sure the workplace is safe. After all, you don't want your employees getting injured for something that could have been prevented, right? When you take that responsibility seriously, the number of injuries and illnesses in the workplace are bound to drop significantly. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Workplace Falls Get Fresh Attention

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tackling a major source of industrial injuries – slips, trips and falls on workplace surfaces. On May 24, OSHA proposed significant revisions to Subparts D and I of the general industry standards dealing with walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Healthcare in Crisis: Workplace Safety at Hospitals

    Not long ago, I spent an extended time in the hospital with my father. As I stayed by his side, I was surprised to see how many potential workplace hazards and possible near-miss injuries hospital employees faced. The staff was looking out for my father’s safety, but I wondered if they were thinking about their own safety as well. We count on physicians, nurses and healthcare ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Workplace falls get fresh attention

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tackling a major source of industrial injuries — slips, trips and falls on workplace surfaces. On May 24, OSHA proposed significant revisions to Subparts D and I of the general industry standards dealing with walkingworking surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the reasons why ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Deaths & injuries attributable to HazCom: will a federal prescription save lives?

    This past spring, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Employment, Safety and Training convened an historic hearing that could have profound implications for the future of hazard communications (HazCom) in the workplace. A standing-room-only assembly of industry representatives, professional lobbyists and others packed a hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building to wit- ness this first step ...

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – Eliminating Injuries from Electricity

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 5 Tips for Implementing Successful Workplace Safety Policies

    Logical and well-implemented safety policies are the foundation of most healthy company safety cultures. In many ways, your policies are what set the rest of your safety activities in motion. From employee training (“Here are the policies you need to follow”), to internal audits (“Are we acting in accordance with our policies?”) to injury reporting (“Were the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 10 Tips For Building A Safer, Healthier Workplace

    While all companies and businesses have different end goals, one thing that they should all have in common is the desire to build a safe(r) workplace. Not only is it an employer’s legal responsibility to do this but a work safety culture can ultimately benefit a company’s bottom line. The value of a safe workplace cannot be overstated. Consider this: OSHA has calculated ...

  • Safety Smart Employers Promote Workplace Wellness

    June is National Safety Month and an opportunity for all of us to raise health and safety awareness. This can be at work, at home, and in our lives in general. Last week we talked about employers encouraging their workplaces to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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