Sometimes we need to focus on the safety basics

Posted by Amy Fitzgerald on Jan 13, 2017 11:05:37 AM

Posture, Positioning and People Movement

When we focus our time and efforts on making safety corrections we often focus on machine guarding, lockout/tagout and some of the other programs that require written programs, and regular documented training. However, a good deal of injuries and costs are caused by injuries on walking surfaces or due to ergonomic issues in our work.

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Don't let accidents just "happen" - Update your walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards

Posted by Amy Fitzgerald on Dec 7, 2016 4:27:52 PM

Written by Mary Hallock, IMEC Technical Specialist and OSHA Authorized Trainer

Falls from heights and from the same level happen at workplaces more often than you might think. Injuries from falls are a leading cause of serious workplace injuries and deaths. OSHA has recently updated their walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards for general industry. Make today the day to consider training so your employees are aware of these workplace hazards.

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Illinois Workplace Fatalities RISING!

Posted by Marketing Support on Oct 21, 2016 2:55:12 PM

Attention employers and neighbors!

OSHA has issued a call for vigilance as our workplace fatalities have increased 28% since 2013.

Thirty-six Illinois workers have died on the job since January 1, 2016. No one wants to place that phone call to a coworker’s loved one.

  • Are you analyzing trends and conducting effective incident investigations?
  • Are you being proactive with worksite analysis and staff education?
  • Are you networking and learning best practices?

OSHA is asking all Illinois employers to review their safety and health programs and procedures carefully to avoid more workplace fatalities. Check out the U.S. Department of Labor’s October 5th News Release.

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