Workplace Injuries Articles

  • 4 Quality Lessons Medical Device Manufacturers can learn from Tech Giants

    Patient-centricity is a buzzword in life sciences, part of a push for innovation made difficult by complex regulations and long-standing corporate cultures that favor the status quo. ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Online tool highlights the scale of work-related accidents in Brazil

    In Brazil, an occupational health & safety accident happens every 47 seconds. 3.3 million notifications of work-related accidents were registered with the authorities in the period between 2012 and 2016. 12,423 deaths due to work-related accidents were reported in the country in that same period of time. ...

  • An international comparison of the cost of work-related accidents and illnesses

    EU-OSHA together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) present new estimates of the cost of poor occupational safety and health (OSH). The findings reveal that worldwide work-related injury and illness result in the loss of 3.9 % of GDP, at an annual cost of roughly €2 680 billion, and for the EU 3.3 % of GDP (€476 billion) . The cost of work-related cancers alone amounts to ...

  • Can You Avoid Workplace Injuries? What You Need to Know.

    Perfection is an admirable goal but an unattainable standard. While you can’t completely eliminate workplace injuries, you can effectively reduce risk by following these safety tips that apply to any business or industry. 1. Maintain a Clean Workplace ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • New - Recordkeeping Online!

    Last week, we highlighted a new California driving law that went into effect on January 1, 2017.  This week we are looking at a new OSHA requirement that started as of the first of this year as well.  Some employers are now required to post their Injury and Illness logs (300A) online.  Are you one of them?  How do you know? ...

  • Bad housekeeping can bring unthinkable consequences

    What’s at Stake Some people can’t stand a mess, while others leave an evidence trail of poor housekeeping everywhere they go. But in the workplace, bad housekeeping can have consequences that go far beyond creating an image of a sloppily run, unprofessional operation. What’s the Danger Poor housekeeping causes a wide range of injuries and ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 6 Typical electrical hazards in the workplace

    What’s at Stake? Electrical shock is a leading cause of workplace fatalities and almost every day approximately one electrocution, 10 disabling injuries and 100 electrical shocks are reported. What’s the Danger? There are four main electricity-related injuries:  Electrocution; Shock, which is caused when ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How to reduce your risk of ergonomic injuries

    What’s at Stake? One size does not fit all when it comes to work equipment. Whenever a worker has to modify or adjust them self to perform a work task, the “mis”fit causes stress and strain on the body. What’s the Danger? If the task needs to be performed only occasionally, it doesn’t typically become a problem. But the strain ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Heads up! Watch out if you’re working above others, walking below elevated work surfaces

    If you’re working above others or walking below elevated work surfaces, you need to be aware of what’s happening overhead and around you at all times – you could be exposed to falling objects that could strike you. The possibility of being struck by a falling object is one of the reasons you need to wear a hardhat, safety glasses, a high-visibility vest and protective footwear ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • First Day of Winter – Cold Weather Work Safety Information

    Today marks the first day of winter! Do you frequently work in cold weather environments? Working in cold weather can expose workers to environmental cold injuries. Hundreds of workers report cases involving days away from work caused by exposure to environmental cold each year. Environmental cold can affect any worker, especially those who work outdoors and are ...


    By PEC Safety

  • Housekeeping at Work – Don’t Sweep It Under the Rug

    What’s at Stake? Housekeeping at work is about much more than cleaning windows and sweeping up dust bunnies. Poor housekeeping can cause injuries, slow down production, dampen morale, start fires and cause catastrophic explosions of combustible dusts. What’s the Danger? A messy workplace not only affects workers’ ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How to prevent electrical injuries at work and at home

    At CH2M, we’re committed to safety; in fact, working safely is embedded into everything we do. For 10 months we’re focusing on a different hazard – the Top 10 safety hazards that reflect the most common risks and hazards we face every day in our jobs at CH2M, and ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • 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

  • 10 precautions to take when working at heights

    Elevated falls are often the most serious and cause more severe injuries, join us in taking precautions when working at heights Planning on doing some work around your home? Maybe it’s time to clean the gutters or hang holiday decorations. Or perhaps you need to reach those boxes you’ve tucked away in the attic. All these activities involve working at heights. This November, ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • The impact of robotics on neurosurgery

    Stuart Campbell, Clinical Sales Development Manager of the Neurological Products Division at Renishaw, discusses key trends on the use of robotics in neurosurgery. The curious case of Phineas Gage is one of the earliest and best known cases of serious brain injury. On September 13th, 1848, Gage was working as a railway foreman in Vermont when an explosion caused a three foot long iron rod to be ...


    By Renishaw plc

  • 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.

  • The Mobile Advantage: How Technology is Changing EHSQ Management

    There was a time when handling a mobile device in the workplace was deliberately avoided – it may even have resulted in some stern words from your boss. Not too long ago the very idea of swiping a smartphone on the job, in the field, or on the plant floor would have been unthinkable. Times have changed. Very quickly, mobile has proven itself invaluable (and some would say ...


    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.

  • Volenti Non Fit Injuria is still a valid defence in the 21st century

    Should workers be able to sign away the right to damages? Recently I attended a training course with other health and safety professionals; as is usually the case with such events, at some point the conversation veered off into personal anecdotes and discussion of shared professional challenges. We were discussing difficulties with getting employees to wear PPE and I told the story ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Lost Among the Crowd

    As the primary elections heat up, it’s obvious that one of the “main” topics is Immigration. Regardless of the candidates’ views and future policies, we’ve had and continue to have a major problem with the latino workforce. I do not mean a problem like the one that is in the media, I mean a problem with safety in the workplace. For many years we have seen the number ...

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