ARTICLES ABOUT employee safety

October 1, 2014

Seven Useful Strategies that Set the Tone for Safety

Safety Management Group advises our member on how to set the right safety tone and establish a culture of safety among district employees. Maintaining buy-in from your team is crucial to keeping safety a top priority at your organization, reducing risk, and keeping financial losses at a minimum.

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January 3, 2014

New Report Shows 13 People a Day Die from Work Injuries

With the recent release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) preliminary results of the national census of fatal occupational injuries report showing 4,609 people died from on-the-job injuries in the U.S. in 2011, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) President Richard A. Pollock, CSP, said people should be concerned.

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July 1, 2013

Using NFPA 70E to Guide Your Electrical Safety Program

The NFPA 70E standard focuses on the safety of workers exposed to electrical hazards including electric shock, arc flash, and arc blast. OSHA’s general duty clause calls upon employers to furnish a place of employment free from recognized hazards that can cause death or serious physical harm, and what’s outlined in NFPA 70E addresses those issues as they relate to electricity.

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July 1, 2013

Ten Often-Ignored Office Hazards

Thousands of office workers suffer injuries or work-related health problems that lead to lost time every year. While the potential for injury may not be as dramatic as on a factory or a construction site, it can be every bit as costly to employers. And the safety-related strategies that have been proven to be successful in industrial settings are just as applicable when it comes to preventing lost-time issues in the office.

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July 1, 2013

All-Terrain Vehicles and Work

Over the past 30 years, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have grown increasingly popular recreationally and have become a valuable asset at work. With an estimated 11 million in use in 2010 for both work and recreation, ATVs have become a common means of transportation.

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July 1, 2013

Slip and Fall Incidents: Often Overlooked, Always Dangerous

The National Safety Council reports that slip and fall accidents cost U.S. companies as much as $70 billion in medical expenses and workers’ compensation claims every year.

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June 28, 2013

Identifying and Demonstrating the Value of Safety

Construction is an increasingly complex business. As buildings become more sophisticated and owners more sensitized to issues such as energy efficiency and “green” materials, and as organizations become smaller in an effort to “right-size,” managers find their attention being dragged in more directions at once.

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March 19, 2012

Spring Thaw and Flood Danger

Snow melt in the Colorado River basin can bring rivers and streams to the brink of flooding. Rapid snow melts and heavy rains can cause flash flooding. Severe hail storms can worsen flooding by clogging storm sewer inlets and impeding surface drainage.

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September 3, 2011

Eye Safety: What You Need to Know

When we think about debilitating injuries from industrial accidents, we tend to focus on damage to extremities or lost limbs. But everyday, nearly a thousand American workers suffer some form of eye injury.

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September 9, 2010

Working Outdoors in Warm Climates

Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Though special districts are not subject to OSHA, we feel that employers and employees should always know the potential hazard in their workplaces and how to manage them.

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