Nurses Suffer An Alarming Number Of Back Injuries

Nurses devote their day-to-day lives caring for the health and well-being of their patients. Unfortunately, many nurses are seriously injured in the process. Lifting patients and transporting them from one location to another can cause severe back and spine injuries. The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ reports show that nurses face three times … Read moreNurses Suffer An Alarming Number Of Back Injuries

Internet of Things Tech Improves Workplace Safety

Workplace fatalities and injuries are a huge problem in Connecticut and around the world. In fact, the International Labor Organization reports that 151 workers suffer some sort of on-the-job injury every 15 seconds worldwide. Meanwhile, 321,000 people lose their lives in work-related accidents each year. To address this issue, businesses are turning to the Internet … Read moreInternet of Things Tech Improves Workplace Safety

The Real Costs Of Workplace Injuries Can Be Hidden

While many companies in Connecticut prominently declare a commitment to workplace safety, the reality is that an unnecessarily large number of accidents and injuries continue to befall workers on the job. Some companies almost consider worker injuries to be a cost of doing business, even when those costs can be substantial. The Occupational Safety and … Read moreThe Real Costs Of Workplace Injuries Can Be Hidden

Five Tips For Safety-Minded Employers

Creating a safety-minded culture in the workplace is often difficult. Connecticut employers and employees can both get caught up in the fast pace of work and ignore safety guidelines in their efforts to meet deadlines. This only leads to more injuries, less productivity and higher medical expenses and workers’ compensation costs. Persistently bad performance may … Read moreFive Tips For Safety-Minded Employers

Safety And Construction Injuries

Depending on the type of job they have, workers in Connecticut may be at risk for sustaining certain types of injures while at work. For construction workers, they have a high risk of falling, being caught between or in object, being electrocuted or being struck by an object. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports … Read moreSafety And Construction Injuries

Construction Stand-Down May Help In Preventing Falls

Over one-third of construction fatalities in the U.S. are caused by falls, according to NIOSH. Because falls are the most common cause of deaths in construction, it’s essential for employers in the industry to address any risks in the workplace and follow OSHA guidelines concerning lifts, scaffolding and other elevated surfaces. Thankfully, there’s a chance … Read moreConstruction Stand-Down May Help In Preventing Falls

OSHA Warns Of Pinch Point Injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is warning employers about the overlooked dangers of pinch points in the workplace. Pinch points, which are areas in machines that could potentially catch body parts, could be made of two moving parts, a moving part with a stationary part or a material and a machine part. Whatever the … Read moreOSHA Warns Of Pinch Point Injuries

Construction Workers’ Safety Equipment Can Save Lives

Many workers in Connecticut know just how important safety hardware can be on the job, especially in dangerous conditions or when working at great heights. This was vividly illustrated by the family of a worker who was injured in the March 2018 bridge collapse at Florida International University, where a recently installed 950-ton bridge crashed … Read moreConstruction Workers’ Safety Equipment Can Save Lives

Worker Injuries At Stake With Fall Arrest Systems

Connecticut employees who work in high places are often at risk of on-the-job injuries and accidents. Since these types of worksites are associated with damaging falls and other injuries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has established strong standards for fall arrest equipment. One of these regulations sets the strength of anchor points that can … Read moreWorker Injuries At Stake With Fall Arrest Systems