Are Workplace Homicides Growing?

Are Workplace Homicides Growing?

Violence, or even homicides, in the workplace are something we all hear about from time to time, but never really think it could happen to us. The violence is sometimes directed at an individual (such as an overbearing boss or abusive co-worker) but sometimes it seems random. As much as we’d all like to think otherwise,

Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection in the Workplace

Importance of Proper Respiratory Protection in the Workplace

Everyone knows that when working directly with toxic chemicals or other hazardous materials, it is essential to wear proper respiratory protection. What most people don’t realize, however, is that in many different environments, this same type of protection is still a good idea. In many different work environments, there is often dust, vapors, mist, fumes,

How to Hire a Safety Consultant

How to Hire a Safety Consultant

Hiring a safety consultant is an important task for any growing organization. Whether the position is being opened up because of specific safety concerns, or strictly as a preventative measure, it is important to take the time to make sure you’re hiring the right person for the job. While there are many things that need

Why Use a Checklist for Your Inspections?

Why Use a Checklist for Your Inspections?

Performing inspections is one of the most important jobs of a safety manager. Even in cases when the actual inspections aren’t directly performed by the safety manager, he or she will still be responsible for reviewing the results and taking action where necessary. Unfortunately, for many facilities, an inspection ends up being little more than a

The Benefits of Equipment Inspections

The Benefits of Equipment Inspections

Individuals or departments which are responsible for the overall maintenance of a facility are often stuck in an undesirable position. They are typically extremely busy responding to requests from other departments to fix machines or perform other tasks. In addition, they are often constrained by budgets which don’t have too much wiggle room. What this

Using Accountability to Drive Safety

Using Accountability to Drive Safety

When individuals are injured, or accidents occur in a facility, there is almost always a lot of blame going around. If asked, the individual involved with the accident will typically blame the company for not keeping the facility safe enough. If the safety manager of the facility is asked, they may comment on what the

Healthcare and Workplace Injuries

Healthcare and Workplace Injuries

When most people think of hospitals and doctors’ offices, they think of a place to go to get better from an illness or injury. When employees go there, however, they might think of it as a dangerous place where they might actually sustain a serious injury. A recent study found that healthcare workers are more

Are We the Biggest Threat to Workplace Safety?

Are We the Biggest Threat to Workplace Safety?

Workplace safety has never gotten more attention, or resources, than it does today, but in many industries there are still a high number of injuries and even fatalities each year. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that workplaces are changing quite quickly, which opens up the risk of new types of hazards

Human Errors Cause Equipment Failures

Human Errors Cause Equipment Failures

No matter what industry one is working in, all facilities are run by a combination of people and machines. While this is the only way to get work done, it is also the source of endless problems. One of the biggest problems, and the most expensive, in a facility is when there are equipment failures