For millions of workers, riding in an elevator is an everyday occurrence. If you use elevators at work, follow these “do’s” and “don’ts” from the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation to help stay safe.
Disasters can manifest in a variety of ways. Taking preventive measures and planning ahead can help you remain calm in an emergency.
Fires: A small fire can become a raging inferno in only a few minutes, the National Safety Council states. To help prevent fires, install smoke alarms on every floor and regularly test them. Ensure workers know how to operate fire extinguishers and what to do in the event of a fire. Continue reading “Be prepared for an emergency situation”→
If you work in an office, chances are good that you sit for a large part of the day. This puts you at risk for ergonomics-related problems.
“No matter how well a workstation is designed … working at a computer often involves very few changes in body position,” states the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety. “This lack of movement can lead to muscle pain and strain.” Continue reading “Stretch it out at your desk”→
Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace Protect your workers from electric arc and flame hazards. each year. Think about that for a minute. Think of the lives affected and the cost of such injuries and loss of human life.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.9 million recordable non-fatal injuries and illnesses in Private sector industry in the USA in 2016. In addition to their social costs, workplace injuries and illnesses have a major impact on an employer’s bottom line. According to The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), it has been estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers’ compensation costs alone.
To ensure the safety of your employees and reduce the number of injuries, it is imperative that you know how to identify the health and safety hazards in your workplace.
In order to create the safest workspace possible, sometimes it is all about what you need to stop doing. To assist you, Laksafety has created a list of the 10 things you need to avoid as they may be hindering safety at your company.