What is the True Cost of an Eye Injury?

By | March 20th, 2011|Safety Tips|

The cost of an eye injury is immeasurable to a worker who partially or completely loses his or her sight and includes a diminished quality of life, lost wages and medical expenses. What may not be as obvious, though, are the staggering costs a company pays as a result of eye injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that workplace eye injuries cost employers more than $934 million in direct and indirect costs each year

Scaffolding Safety – Industry Feedback

By | March 11th, 2011|Safety Tips|

While researching an article about Scaffolding Safety, I"™ve come across some interesting perspectives. Here are excerpts from two emails I"™ve received:"People who supply/install the scaffolding do not know the safety rules or the manufacture requ...

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Workplace Safety: Have You Learned from the Past?

By | February 10th, 2011|Safety Tips|

This week, OSHA issued a press release regarding a company in Billings, Montana that was recently cited for something it---or any company---should have never, ever be cited for: a repeat citation.According to OSHA, "a repeat citation is issued when an ...

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Occupational cancers kill 8,000 UK citizens each year

By | January 31st, 2011|Safety Tips|

According to a recent report released by the United Kingdom's Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in London, occupational cancers kill approximately 8,000 Britons each year. The report also states that approximately 14,000 new cases of cancer due to ha...

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US Labor Department cites 2 Illinois grain elevator operators: fines total nearly $1.4 million

By | January 27th, 2011|Safety Tips|

Citations to grain elevator operators are for willful safety, child labor violations following deaths of 3 workers, including 2 teensThe U.S. Department of Labor has fined Haasbach LLC in Mount Carroll, Ill. and Hillsdale Elevator Co. in Geneseo and...

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