Workplace Safety

What Is Workplace Safety and How Can Organizations Ensure It?

Ensuring workplace safety is something that is crucial for any organization as well as for the employees. However, in the US, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) mandates that organizations ensure a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. But what is workplace safety, exactly? Let’s explore why it’s so crucial, how OSHA is enforcing it, and … [Read more...]

5 Common Causes of Fires in Commercial Premises

Fires at commercial premises can happen for a variety of reasons. However, there are a few reasons that cause more fire than the rest. Here are the five most common causes of fires in commercial buildings. Old Electrical Wiring and Faulty Fuses With the goal of avoiding building fires, one good place to look is with the electrical wiring. Electrical wiring can be old or … [Read more...]

5 Examples of Workplace Accidents

No one wants to be injured in the workplace, and employers have a legal obligation to ensure the workplace follows all health and safety practices. However, it’s an unfortunate fact that some employers don’t always focus on this as much as they should. Workplace accidents happen often and can be serious. If you have experienced a workplace accident that has resulted in a … [Read more...]

PPE in the Workplace

Safety at work is something that you have probably heard about time and time again. In your employment contract, workplace or school training, policies, or procedures-- and even in standard staff meetings-- you may often hear managers and supervisors seeming to preach about the importance of safety. They are not wrong, though. Many accidents that occur, not just in the … [Read more...]

Practical Ways to Encourage Social Distancing in Your Small Business

Depending on where you’re located in the U.S. and what your business is, you may have been open for months, or you might just now be reopening. Regardless, social distancing remains important, and it’s likely something we’ll have to implement for the foreseeable future. From window clings and floor decals for social distancing to posted signs with your guidelines, there … [Read more...]

Working Away or Alone? 4 Tips to Keep Yourself Safe

Regardless of the industry you work in, it is you and your employer's responsibility to make sure that you remain safe at work. It is probably even more important if you are a lone worker or work away because you may be exposed to even more personal safety risks. Here are four tips to keep safe if you are working away or alone. Personal Safety Devices Personal alarms are … [Read more...]

Solutions to Enhance Health and Safety Within Your Business

Due to the nature of certain jobs, there are some industries where workers are more likely to experience injuries. Construction, for instance, sees employees having to carry heavy loads and move around at great heights. In fact, falls from a height accounted for 49% of incidents resulting in employee injury in the construction industry in the last six years. But whether or … [Read more...]

Keeping Customers Safe as The World Opens Up Again – A Business Owners Guide

Are you already counting the cost of COVID-19? The last few months have seen large and small businesses up and down across the country, struggling to keep their heads above the fiscal water. The fact that years of hard work, success, and earnings have been wiped away within just a few short months of lockdown and trade restrictions, is something no business owner wants to go … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Potential Injuries While Working from Home

Since the world went into lockdown in March, many of us have been working from home. In fact, according to research by Finder.com, 60% of the UK’s adults were working from home within a month of the Coronavirus lockdown being announced. With so many of us having to rapidly adapt to this new way of working, there has been something of an adjustment period. And while rapidly … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Tips for the Employers with Essential Employees

The impact of the novel Coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, is global and the ongoing lockdown process is making life difficult for everyone, but mainly the working world. However, many states have adopted the concept of a "new normal" and have tried their best to just go with the flow. Now, with companies opening with employees back to running essential operation there are new … [Read more...]