Workplace Safety

General Principles for Improving Warehouse Safety

With demand for warehouses growing in the UK, in part due to the rise of online sales platforms and drop-shipping companies, warehouse work is becoming a much more prominent vocation. This prominence has led to increased awareness of the various hazards associated with the vocation, and reinforced the importance of following the correct measures to ensure workplace safety and … [Read more...]

Key Ways to Improve Workplace Health and Safety for Employees

Every seven seconds, an employee sustains an injury at their job somewhere in the United States, which equates to as many as 4.7 million injured US workers every year. In addition to being distressing, workplace accidents can also harm your bottom line. One workplace accident alone costs a minimum of $40,000 on average, the National Council on Compensation Insurance reports. … [Read more...]

Are Men More Likely to Be Killed on the Job?

Men are ten times more likely to be killed at the workplace compared to women. A census report shared by Forbes indicates that in 2017 alone, 4,761 men died on the job in the U.S. compared to 386 women. A 2019 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that fishing and hunting, logging, roofing, and piloting a helicopter or small plane were the most dangerous jobs in … [Read more...]

How to Protect Your Business Items from Fire Damage

Fire at your business can be a calamitous blow to your entire company. A serious fire could lead to the loss of your important business items like raw materials, and essential business records including computer files. To make matters worse, a fire could cause serious injuries that could easily lead to the death of an employee or customer. Even small fires can lead to enough … [Read more...]

5 Safety Standards Your Business Needs

With the pandemic, it is clear now more than ever how vital safety standards are. Every business needs to be held accountable and take every precaution to uphold their safety standards. Having these safety procedures and measures ensures that your employees are protected every time they are at the workplace. The following are five safety standards that your business needs to … [Read more...]

5 Risks Tree Trimmer Businesses Need to Be Aware Of

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, tree trimming is one of the most dangerous contracting businesses to run-- and it’s not surprising, given the type of work your company does. Tree trimmers are in the business of trimming limbs and cutting down trees. Whether a branch is dying and must be removed for safety, or because it is growing too close to a power line, it … [Read more...]

Avoiding Slips and Falls in the Workplace: 6 Steps to Take as an Employer

As an employer, you've got a whole range of responsibilities to think about when it comes to your employees.  If there hasn't been an accident in your workplace that has led to an injury or a compensation claim, it's tempting to put attention to safety somewhere near the bottom of your list of priorities. But this can be a big mistake.  According to the US Department of Labor, … [Read more...]

What Is Workers Comp, and Do You Need it for Your Business?

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide a safe working environment for their employees. However, even in the safest workplaces, accidents can still happen. Almost all states across the country require employers to carry worker's comp insurance to cover damages resulting from work-related injuries or illnesses. In this post, we’ll take a look at what workers’ comp … [Read more...]