In Boise, businesses that encounter workplace hazards must abide by OSHA standards. Most business owners have a commitment to keeping employees safe and healthy even without those regulations. In many cases, having a workplace safety program is the best bet for ensuring consistency and oversight. Here are some tips to get you started if you’re in the process of beginning a new program.
If you go digging into statistics about construction accidents, the statistics are a little shocking. Some numbers point to as many as 150,000 construction accidents occurring per year, some of them fatal.
Anyone who works outside has to deal with insects, and usually, that's something workers just deal with... until it starts becoming a danger. Employers are encouraged to help outdoor employees take care to avoid vector-borne pathogens like Lyme disease, West Nile, and others. Here's a look at workplace safety regarding insects.
When it comes to workplace safety, there are plenty of concerns in any given business, and the dangers often depend on the industry and type of work being done. Even so, there are plenty of general steps you can take to make sure that the safety of your workers is at the top of your list of priorities. Here are just a few.
Slips and falls occur every day. These types of injuries and their recurrence can be minimized through proper safety knowledge and attitudes. Practice safety--don't learn it through experience. There are various ways to suffer slips and falls while working. You can slip and lose your balance, you can trip over objects left in your walkway, or you can simply fall from an elevated position above the ground.
SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY! Safety benefits everyone. With fewer injuries, a business can be more productive and profitable. By incorporating safety rules, employees avoid injury as well as illness from exposure to hazardous situations and substances.
Injuries in the workplace because of ladders are commonplace. About a third of all reported falls are falling from ladders. There are over 10,000 reported ladder-related injuries in the United States annually! Work-related falls from ladders resulted in approximately 360 fatalities and an estimated 151,000 serious injuries each year.
What should you do before using a drill press?
Drill presses can be dangerous if not used properly.
- Read the owner's manual carefully.
- Make sure you understand the instructions and are properly trained before operating a drill press.
Machinery-related injuries are some of the worst in the industry today. Workers get caught in machines and suffer severe injuries such as crushed arms, legs, severed fingers, blindness, or even killed.
Forklift operators should always wear their seatbelts. Why? Analysis of forklift accidents reveals that the operators injured or killed often did not wear their seat belts. While forklift seat belts can’t prevent accidents, they can prevent serious injuries and save lives.