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Limiting Distractions to Prevent Workplace Accidents

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You take all kinds of precautions to create a safe, efficient work environment for your employees. However, when it comes to workplace safety, you can't just look out for big risks such as power lines and improper PPE; you also have to be aware of seemingly small issues--like distractions on the job. Here's what to know about distractions, the trouble they can cause, and how to eliminate them.

Hearing Loss Prevention and Training in the Workplace

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Many people can't imagine going through life without their hearing. However, for workers in industries like yours, that can easily become a reality--and workplace safety makes all the difference. Here's a closer look at hearing loss prevention and training.

Hearing Loss Prevention & OSHA Compliance

Hearing loss prevention matters to both employees and employers. It's a team effort--one that must be undertaken carefully and accurately to protect workers' long-term health. Just as importantly, however, hearing loss prevention is necessary for OSHA compliance.

Your Guide to Workplace Safety Meetings

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How should you structure workplace safety meetings? Why do they matter? Which topics should you focus on? We're answering all these questions and more in our guide to workplace safety meetings.

Workplace Safety Meetings: The Basics

Before we take a look at potential topics for your workplace safety meetings, let's review the basics.

Workplace Risk Assessment: The What, Why, and How

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A risk assessment is an important part of overall workplace safety and can have a long list of benefits. However, to perform a risk assessment effectively, you need to know three key things: the what, the why, and the how. We're here to take a look at each and help you strengthen workplace safety to protect your employees and the organization overall.

Preventing Heat Illness in the Workplace

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With heatwaves hitting areas all across the world, it's becoming ever more important to prioritize workplace safety and avoid heat illness. To make it happen, there are a few things you'll need to know first--so here's your crash-course in "summer workplace safety" (or any other scenario where heat illness is a risk).

What is Heat Illness?

To promote workplace safety in ways that make a difference, your first goal is to understand what you're up against. In hot weather, that means facing off with a variety of different heat illnesses:

Safety Training for Office Employees

manager holding safety training with office staff

When you hear the words "safety training," you might think about construction sites or other places where hazards could be lurking around every corner--but most people don't think of an everyday office. The truth is that workplace safety is important for every workplace, even those without hard hats! Read on to find out what safety training should look like for office employees.

Tips for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

aerial view of a warehouse

Electrical safety is just one consideration under the much larger workplace safety umbrella, but it's an important one. Today, we'll cover a few of the biggest electrical safety risks on today's work sites and how employees can become more comfortable identifying and avoiding these risks.

The Indirect Costs of Workplace Accidents

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Although no workplace accident is ever good news, many organizations feel confident saying they at least understand the direct cost of such incidents. However, the truth is that many companies tend to overlook the indirect costs, which can be just as damaging--if not more. Here's what you need to know about the indirect costs of workplace safety issues.

What to Know About OSHA Workplace Safety Inspections

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For many industries, OSHA inspections are a fact of life--but that doesn't necessarily mean you'll know what to expect during your first inspection. Here's what to know and to be as prepared as possible.

Workplace Safety Trends, Part 2: Addressing New Risks

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In part one of our Workplace Safety Trends blog series, we discussed the risks your workers are likely most worried about in 2022 and what those risks are likely to look like in the future. Today, we'll look at the other side of the coin: the trends focused on improving safety and addressing new risks.