Supervisors Play a Key Role in Effective Safety Conversations

Safety conversations take place every day between executives and managers, between safety professionals and workers, and—most importantly—between front-line supervisors and the workers who report to them. These conversations have great potential for improving workplace safety and health. The core elements of an effective safety and health program —management leadership, worker participation, and a proactive approach […]

Get Ready for Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards […]

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Sponsors Don’t Fry Day

To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day (May 25th) as Don’t Fry Day to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. […]

Ergonomic Principles Can Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

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, […]

Hazard Communication Program is Essential to Worker Safety

Employers that have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard to implement a hazard communication program. The program must include labels on containers of hazardous chemicals, safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous chemicals, and training for workers. Each employer must also describe in a written program how it will meet […]