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

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

Workplace Deaths, Illnesses The Subject Of AFL-CIO Report

Workers in Connecticut may know that April 22 to 29, 2019, was Workers’ Memorial Week. During that week, the AFL-CIO released a report on workplace injuries, fatalities and illnesses, saying that companies need to be more aware of the hazards faced every day by workers. The National Safety Council, recognizing the same dangers, has even … Read moreWorkplace Deaths, Illnesses The Subject Of AFL-CIO Report

NIOSH Publishes Revised Fall-Prevention Fact Sheet

Construction workers in Connecticut have a dangerous job. That’s why federal agencies including the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration devote significant resources to preventing construction site accidents. However, falls, many of which are preventable, remain a thorny problem for federal safety agencies and construction companies. In … Read moreNIOSH Publishes Revised Fall-Prevention Fact Sheet

Irregular Schedules Linked To Increase In Miner Injuries

Miners in Connecticut have many inherent hazards associated with their chosen profession. According to a University of Illinois at Chicago study, irregular schedules could also increase the risk of sustaining injuries for miners. Researchers discovered that hurt miners who worked shifts lasting for nine hours or more tended to have either irregular work schedules or … Read moreIrregular Schedules Linked To Increase In Miner Injuries

Preventing Eye Injuries In The Workplace

Many Connecticut residents spend a good portion of their time at work. Unfortunately, each year, around 700,000 Americans experience an eye injury that impairs their vision in the workplace. Since so much time is spent in the workplace, it is imperative that emphasis is put on eye safety. Almost all occupations can expose workers to … Read morePreventing Eye Injuries In The Workplace

Less Emphasis On Procedure Reduces Risk In The Workplace

For business owners in Connecticut who wish to reduce safety risks in the workplace, the most important thing is to create a work culture that is more risk-minded than safety-minded. Many employers, unfortunately, believe that employees will be safe as long as they follow established procedures. Employees, for their part, often think of safety as … Read moreLess Emphasis On Procedure Reduces Risk In The Workplace