In the Blink of an Eye

  Off-the-job safety is just as important as workplace safety. Workers who apply safe practices at home experience fewer missed days from work and are least likely to become victim of common household accidents. According to the organization, Prevent Blindness America, September is Home Eye Safety Awareness Month.  Their goal is to remind everyone that eye safety is not just for the workplace. Everyone should be aware of the eye…

Hiring Safe Employees

  Hiring employees with a keen understanding for safety protocols is the first step in creating a workforce that experiences fewer accidents and injuries. When employees keep safety on the forefront of their minds, they can reduce potential hazards before they occur. This can help keep worker’s compensation insurance premiums low and prevent safety violations and citations from being issued. Many employers devote a lot of time and money into…

Reflective Clothing Tips

The use of reflective clothing can reduce the risk of injury on roadway construction and other work sites. Each year, workers are injured or killed in accidents involving moving vehicles, equipment, or machines moving through the jobsite. Many of these incidents are caused by insufficient visibility of individuals moving along the roads. As the summer season turns to fall, the days become shorter. Many workers will remain on jobsites long…

Improve Safety Culture through Leadership

  Building a strong culture of safety in an organization requires active leadership from the top down. A safety culture is one where everyone in an organization is part of the group values, attitudes, perceptions, competencies and patterns of behavior that determine the commitment to health and safety management. Safety managers and other organization leaders need to demonstrate a positive attitude toward health and safety in order to have a…