Poor Leadership can make Workplaces Unsafe

Management that fails to treat workers properly may be impacting their job performance and their safety. This is because Connecticut workers and others who are treated poorly tend to make decisions that benefit themselves personally. However, these decisions may have negative consequences for other team members. In some cases, people act out a sense of … Read morePoor Leadership can make Workplaces Unsafe

DOL Audit Suggests Workplace Injuries Often Go Unreported

After conducting an audit of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s workplace accident reporting process, the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General concluded that severe on-the-job injuries may go unreported half of the time. OSHA introduced stringent new reporting standards in January 2015, but the OIG audit suggests that many employers in Connecticut and … Read moreDOL Audit Suggests Workplace Injuries Often Go Unreported

OSHA: Prevent Heat-Related Illness in the Summer

Summer, in Connecticut and across the U.S., puts both indoor and outdoor workers at risk for heat-related illnesses. OSHA requires employers to have a heat illness prevention program in place if their employees are exposed to high temperatures. This program must incorporate three things: water, rest breaks and shade. Though construction sites see 40% of … Read moreOSHA: Prevent Heat-Related Illness in the Summer

Construction Industry Faces These Five Hazards in the Summer

The heat of summer puts construction workers in Connecticut and across the U.S. in danger. First, there is the risk of fatigue, which can lead to workers being inattentive and making bad judgments. Second, there is the possibility of developing a heat-related illness like heat rash or even heat stroke. Two other risks are dehydration … Read moreConstruction Industry Faces These Five Hazards in the Summer

GAO Report Highlights Dangers On DOD Construction Projects

Construction workers in Connecticut and around the country have some of the nation’s most dangerous jobs, but advances in life-saving equipment, stricter regulations and a greater focus on safety in both the private and public sectors have made building sites far safer in recent years. However, a recent study from the Government Accountability Office reveals … Read moreGAO Report Highlights Dangers On DOD Construction Projects

OSHA’s Top Safety Violations For 2018

Every year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a list of the top safety violations in Connecticut and around the country. At the top of the list for 2018 was fall protections which mostly relate to the construction industry. Employers need to make sure that there are protections in place whether an employee is … Read moreOSHA’s Top Safety Violations For 2018

Reducing Workers’ Risk For Heat-Related Illnesses

Heat-related illnesses cause more than 1,300 workers’ deaths every year in Connecticut and across the U.S., according to the EPA. Heat, not just from the sun but also from machinery and from layers of personal protective equipment, is something that every employer must address whether the employees work indoors or outdoors. Below are some tips. … Read moreReducing Workers’ Risk For Heat-Related Illnesses

Five Steps Toward A Safer Loading Dock

The loading of docks, whether they are exterior or enclosed, is the center of action in any warehouse or distribution center. Due to the constant loading and unloading and the presence of forklifts and other equipment, these areas raise several safety concerns that employers in Connecticut would do well to not ignore. By following the … Read moreFive Steps Toward A Safer Loading Dock

Five Steps Toward a Safer Loading Dock

The loading of docks, whether they are exterior or enclosed, is the center of action in any warehouse or distribution center. Due to the constant loading and unloading and the presence of forklifts and other equipment, these areas raise several safety concerns that employers in Connecticut would do well to not ignore. By following the … Read moreFive Steps Toward a Safer Loading Dock

Study Shows Inexperience And Long Days Lead To Mining Accidents

As many Connecticut workers know, mining is a difficult and dangerous job. In addition to its inherent dangers, the profession presents additional factors that only add to the risk, including long, strenuous workdays and inexperience. A University of Illinois at Chicago study that looked at approximately 546,000 injury reports that were filed between 1983 and … Read moreStudy Shows Inexperience And Long Days Lead To Mining Accidents