Workplace Injuries Articles

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Alberta Sees an Alarming Rise in Suicide Rates Following Harsh Oilpatch Layoffs

    Following rising rates of layoffs in Alberta’s oil and gas industry in response to low oil prices, suicide rates in that province have increased by an alarming 30 percent this year. There were 327 suicides recorded between January and June 2015 and it is predicted that number could swell to 654 cases by year’s end. According to the Centre for Suicide Prevention, Alberta sees ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How Ergonomics Directs Force

    Muscling an airplane out of a hangar and onto the runway takes a fair amount of physical effort. Exert just a little too much force while your body twists during maneuvering and you could be spending weeks at the chiropractor. ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • 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.

  • 5 of the Deadliest Professions in the UK

    A study conducted by the Health & Safety Executive has shown that a more people have died in the workplace than British soldiers in Afghanistan since 2001 – a startling statistic which shows how there is still some work to be done to ensure safety measures are met. With the exclusion of road accidents on the way to workplaces to account for, here are the five jobs where you might want ...


    By Safety Media Ltd.

  • Safety Spotlight: Driver Safety

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent report, almost a quarter of Fatal Occupational Injuries were attributed to roadway incidents. This represented a 5% increase on the previous year. Road accidents are also unsurprisingly the leading cause of on-the-job death for truck drivers in the United States.  Robust ...

  • Does Your Corporate Injury Reporting Add Value?

    One of the oldest metrics used in the EHS field is corporate injury and accident reporting.  It is one of the few times when EHS data will often contribute directly to Corporate Annual Reports.  But is your reporting system state of the art or a relic from the past?  Whatever the number may be, you are either adding value or showing corporate weakness.  As part of the ...

  • Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

    In recent months OSHA and NIOSH have begun cracking down on organizations for their historically lax treatment of temporary workers in regard to safety. The reasoning for this increased attention, along with subsequent stiff fines is twofold. According to Dave Michaels, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, there are 23% more temporary workers in the job market than there were before the ...


    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.

  • Technology acceleration and corporate ergonomic policy

    Technology use is best described as 'more and increasing'. The frequency of use is more and increasing. The range of use across diverse platforms is more and increasing. Likewise the attention to the ergonomic challenges presented by this technology acceleration should also be more and increasing. Emerging issues such as 'nomadic workers' and 'blackberry thumb' add to the ergonomic challenge. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Top 5 upcoming OHS regulatory events you need to know about: #3

    It can be hard for businesses to determine which regulatory events will directly affect how they do business. That's why I’ve put together a list of the Top 5 OHS regulatory events on the immediate horizon business leaders as well as OHS managers and staff need to know about. Yesterday we talked about ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The Top 5 upcoming OHS regulatory events you need to know about: #4

    It can be hard for businesses to determine which regulatory events will directly affect how they do business. That's why I’ve put together a list of the Top 5 OHS regulatory events on the immediate horizon business leaders as well as OHS managers and staff need to know about. Yesterday we talked about a forthcoming ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Ergonomics—A fresh look

    While Ergonomics remains an indisputable method of preventing workplace injuries and boosting production, the myths and misconceptions surrounding the “E” word has had a tremendous affect on the integrity of this science. Debunking these misconceptions will give you a clear picture of how ergonomics can indeed be a great asset to your organization.Did you ever notice how the operations folks ...

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