Have an Emergency Response Plan

  Administering basic first aid at the scene of an accident or the onset of an illness can be lifesaving, especially if emergency medical treatment is not immediately available. A first aid provider is someone who is trained in the delivery of initial medical attention. They are able to use a limited amount of equipment to perform primary assessment of injury and illness before emergency medical services arrive. Having a…

Workplace Accident Expenses

  Every accident has something in common; they all cost something. There are direct and indirect costs to both the employees and the employer. The cost is more than dollars. Workplace safety planning and programs are typically centered on the upfront financial costs of an accident. Understanding the indirect costs of a workplace incident is just as important if you want to develop an effective safety and loss prevention program.…

Safe Storage Practices

  Efficient handling and storage of equipment and materials is a vital part of every industry. No matter what type of work is being done, the supplies, tools, and equipment needed to do the job should be easily accessible and ready to use when employees need them. To avoid injury, workers need to be aware of accidents that may result from the unsafe or improper handling and storage of equipment.…