The Cost of Safety

  One of the most challenging parts of implementing a safety recognition program is weighing out the cost benefits and expenses. Often safety supervisors find themselves trying to convince upper management the importance of such programs. Company owners and managers want to see solid proof that a program will do more than just affect the company’s culture. You can bet they will ask, “What is the return on investment for…

Activities for Safe + Sound Week

  Safe + Sound week is coming up. We are excited to help you raise awareness about the importance of your company’s health and safety program. Your employees look to you to provide them with a safe working environment. Your job as an employer is to provide them with the training and equipment they need to stay safe and avoid job related accidents. It is also your job to promote…

Get Ready for Safe + Sound Week

  Is your company ready for Safe + Sound Week? From August 13th to August 19th, companies across the country will be celebrating their commitment to safety by hosting events and raising awareness about workplace safety. Lead by OSHA, Safe + Sound week is a national event that promotes the value of safety and health programs. Your employees are working hard to complete their daily tasks while also staying safe…

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…

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…

Support Healthy Vision at Work

  Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety group, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to provide employers and employees with free information on the best ways to keep vision healthy on the job. Each day, thousands of U.S. workers suffer from work related eye injuries. Some of the most common eye injuries in the workplace are: Flying objects Tools Particles (dust, metal, glass) Chemicals…

Spring into Fun Safety Training

  Gear up for spring and get your workplace ready to take on new safety challenges this coming season. The spring season presents many opportunities to train and remind employees of important safety measures. The weather changes, the days becoming longer, and employees take vacation time while kids are on spring break. These seasonal changes are new reasons to remind your employees stay safe. Now is the time to begin…

Safety Snapshot: Hospitality Industry

  The hospitality industry represents a major sector of the economy and includes service industries related to food, tourism, accommodations, bartending, and much more. A large percentage of the industry’s workforce is made of young, typically inexperienced, employees. Inexperienced workers can be a hazard to the workplace. Without proper and continuous training, these employees can be harmful to themselves, other employees, and even customers. Supervisors and managers of hospitality industry…