Buy Quiet Program Can Prevent Hearing Loss

4 min read Did you know the most common work-related injury in the United States isn’t back injuries or sprains? It’s actually noise-induced hearing loss, and 22 million workers experience noises in the workplace that are loud enough to cause hearing damage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When …

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The new, unsafe generation of workers

< 1 min read Elaine Cullen, Prima Consulting Services Details. New workers, those born between 1982 and 2002, are sorely lacking in basic skills. They are deficient in science, math, use of hand tools and more, causing them to be a safety risk for themselves and others. Elaine Cullen, of Prima Consulting Services, contributed …

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The Hierarchy of Hazard Controls

hazard control, PPE

5 min read Many employers turn to personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep workers safe around hazards. Safety glasses prevent flying debris from injuring workers’ eyes, safety gloves protect employees’ hands from chemicals and fire-resistant clothing protects those who work close to flames or hot objects. PPE should actually be the last line …

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Cleaning Chemical Safety Information

4 min read When you think about hazardous chemicals in the workplace, the first ones that come to mind may not be cleaning chemicals. Chemicals used for cleaning, though, can pose a number of hazards to worker health and safety, especially for workers who use them on a daily basis like janitorial staff. …

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Safety Management System Improvements

< 1 min read Maureen Johnson, CSP, Integrated Health Services Program Manager for IBM. Details. Hear about Safety Management Systems from Maureen Johnson, Integrated Health Services Program Manager for IBM. Maureen explains the progress made in keeping workers safe. She urges companies large and small to have some kind of SMS, such as OSHA’s VPP, Sharp, …

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How Much Does an Ergonomic Injury Cost?

4 min read Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), also known as ergonomic injuries, are very common in American workplaces. The 388,060 cases of WMSDs that occurred in 2012 accounted for 34 percent of all workplace illness and injury reports that year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Musculoskeletal disorders include injuries to nerves, …

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