Ergonomic Principles Can Prevent Musculoskeletal and Nerve Disorders

Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).  Lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively have all been identified as risk factors.  MSDs such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, […]

National Safety Council Congress & Expo

The National Safety Council Congress & Expo will be held on September 23-29, 2017, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN.  NSC Congress & Expo offers a dynamic Expo floor, with company sizes ranging from small to mid-size as well as large and multi-national organizations.  You are invited to join more than 1,100 exhibitors showcasing innovative […]

Workers Breathe Easier with Effective Respiratory Protection

Respiratory hazards are an everyday occurrence at many job sites, yet respiratory protection is a commonly overlooked aspect of workplace safety.  Too often employers assume they are maintaining a safe work environment by simply making respirators available to their employees.  A truly effective respiratory protection program ensures the safety of all workers by incorporating respirators […]

Machine Guarding Safety Training Essential to Prevent Severe Injuries

Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, including crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns and blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries.  Any machine part, function or process with the potential for causing injury must be safeguarded using control methods that prevent employee contact with hazardous areas […]

Accident (Incident) Investigations Help Eliminate Hazards

OSHA strongly recommends that employers to investigate all incidents in which a worker is hurt, or close calls in which a worker might have been hurt if the circumstances had been different.  Investigating a worksite incident— a fatality, injury, illness, or close call— provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations […]