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How can Warehouse Workers Remain Safe in the Workplace?

Last September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that warehouse employment in the United States had soared up to 1.25 million workers, the highest level ever recorded; the figure for 2019 was 683,000. This surge reflects the fact that e-commerce sales have also skyrocketed past any earlier point in time. These trends were present » Read More

Are Construction Workers at Risk for Toxic Chemical Exposure?

Construction workers are exposed to a wide range of workplace hazards, including falling from heights, scaffolding accidents, electrical injuries, and getting struck by a falling object. However, there are a wide range of chemicals that are present at construction sites, some of which are toxic and can be extremely hazardous to construction workers’ health. Employers » Read More

Does the Daylight Saving Time Change Increase Workplace Injuries?

March 14 marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time when the clocks move forward by one hour. Although the time change means that the afternoons stay light longer, it also means that there is one less hour of daylight in the morning. It also causes a disruption in people’s sleep cycle. Losing one hour of » Read More

What Safety Precautions Should I Take When Working with Electrical Equipment?

When working with electrical equipment, it is extremely important that workers understand the hazards associated with this type of equipment, and the safety precautions they should take to avoid serious workplace injuries. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment, which includes training workers about the specific dangers of electrical equipment; providing the » Read More

How Will OSHA’s Updated COVID-19 Guidance Protect Workers?

It has been over a year since the first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in Wuhan, China. Since then, it has spread like wildfire to become the worst global pandemic in over 100 years. There have been over 41 million cases and 1.1 million deaths worldwide, according to recent reports. The Occupational Safety and » Read More

Are Workers Concerned About COVID-19 Exposure in the Workplace?

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the United States is still disturbingly high. In fact, according to data from Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the United States currently has more COVID-19 cases than any other country in the world. As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, the National Safety » Read More

How can Employers Create a Safe Work Environment?

Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment that is free of any hazards that can jeopardize workers’ health and safety. That means identifying hazardous work conditions and taking the necessary steps to have them removed, making sure that workers are properly trained, proving workers with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and » Read More

How is the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacting Workers’ Mental Health?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is known to cause a range of physical symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, and extreme fatigue. To date, the virus has claimed the lives of over 350,000 people in the United States alone. In addition to the impact this has had on people’s physical health, » Read More

What are Some Work Safety Tips for the New Year?

A new year signifies opportunities for improvement, both personal and professional. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis introduced new challenges for both businesses and workers, including those related to work safety. With 2,836 work-related fatalities and approximately 2.8 million nonfatal injuries and occupational illnesses reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 2019 alone, workplace » Read More

Are Cloth Face Masks Considered Personal Protective Equipment?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is to practice social distancing, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and wear a face mask. In most public places, people are prohibited from entering unless they are » Read More