10 Ways to Celebrate Older American Workers

  You’ve heard the phrase, “age is just a number.” Older generations have been embracing this mentality and keeping themselves active long after traditional retirement years. Age has started to matter less as more workers are delaying retirement and staying in the workforce. But what does this mean for business owners? It’s great that older employees are maintaining their employment and staying active, but does having an aging workforce create…

Mental Health Concerns in the Workplace

  Mental health is a difficult topic to address in the workplace. Pretending that mental health concerns are not something effecting your workplace could end up costing you money. Studies have shown that people with untreated mental health issues take 5% more days off work, and considering that mental health issues affect one in four people, according to the World Health Organization, this is probably affecting your office—whether you know…

Safety Snapshot: Electricians

  May is National Electrical Safety Month. Being an electrician is one of the most dangerous jobs you can have. They are put on the front lines to keep electricity in our homes, businesses, and schools. Electricians are often put in stressful situations in order to complete certain jobs or tasks faster than normal. Installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical systems comes with its fair share of dangers, some of which…

Safety Awards

  Achieving your company’s safety goals is worth a celebration. Whether the goals you had for your team were to complete safety training, implement new safety practices, or improve work hazard reporting systems these are all excellent reasons to recognize your team with awards. Not sure how to get started? Let the Safety Pros show you how! Many companies have the mindset that they are too small or that they…

Worker’s Memorial Day

  Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit employers and their employees to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Every year, events are held across the…

Safety Snapshot: Construction’s Fatal Four

  According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10.3 million workers are employed by the construction industry. Safety should be the top priority of any construction company. Yet, about 991 construction workers are killed on the job each year. Some of the most common construction site injuries can be avoided. The “fatal four” injuries that contributed to 57% of the fatalities in the construction industry were falls, caught…

Storm Safety Tips

  Lightning, heavy rainfall, and high winds accompany the nearly 100,000 thunderstorms that occur annually in the United States. These storms can result in injuries, loss of life, and property damage. Storms can churn up quickly and there isn’t always time to send employees home before severe weather hits. It’s important for employers to be prepared for stormy weather and train employees on the appropriate actions should they get caught…

Poison Control at Work and Home

  This week (March 18 – 24, 2018) is Poison Prevention Week, which makes it the perfect occasion to hold a safety meeting on preventing poisoning on the job and at home. On September 26, 1961, the 87th United States Congress passed a joint resolution requesting that the President of the United States proclaim the third week of March National Poison Prevention Week. On February 7, 1962, President John F.…

Safety Snapshot: Healthcare Industry

  More than 90 percent of hospitals say they have systems or programs in place for managing employee safety and health. Certainly, a program on paper is a good first step. However, it takes effective implementation and commitment to protect workers and reduce injuries and illnesses. The statistics show that hospitals are still relatively hazardous workplaces, and they have much room to improve. In 2011, U.S. hospitals recorded 253,700 work-related…