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Safety

OSHA increasing inspections, enforcing COVID-19 recordkeeping requirements

As more businesses reopen, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration is increasing its enforcement efforts, according to a news release.

Laptop and tablet ergonomics

Mobile devices like laptops, tablets and cell phones all pose ergonomic challenges, but here are ways to minimize the risk.

How to safely resume business after COVID-19

There are many things to consider when it comes time to reopen a business that's been closed due to COVID-19. Learn about safety guidelines, cleaning and disinfecting recommendations and how to bring your employees back into the workplace.

Combat the dangers of sitting: Add movement to your workday

Here are six ideas for cutting back on sitting time and adding movement to your day.

Ergonomic and safety tips when working from home

Follow these guidelines to avoid pain and strain while working from home.

Standing desks and other alternative workstations come with both risks and benefits

Standing desks or sit/stand workstations are becoming an increasingly common option, but they come with their own risks and benefits for worker health and safety.

Our most popular safety videos

We have many safety-related videos on our YouTube Channel that you can watch and share with your staff.

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How to hire the right people

The Supremes famously recounted a mother’s sage advice in the song “You can’t hurry love.” Here's why “You can’t hurry hiring” is equally true.

What employers should know about marijuana safety and impairment policies

An employer's legal marijuana safety and impairment policy options may depend on the level of operations the company has with the federal government.

Safety tips for manufacturing

Workers in manufacturing are exposed to a variety of dangers in the workplace. Although manufacturing can be a fast-paced environment, it's important to slow down and focus on worker safety.

An easy way to prevent falls: Use handrails

Serious injuries can result from falling down stairs. Using a handrail and staying free from distractions can prevent you from slips and falls when going up or down stairs.

Safety video: Avoid slipping this winter

Watch this video to learn how to avoid slipping and sliding this winter.

Health care worker and patient safety

Equipment designed to help health care workers lift and move patients safely doesn’t just benefit the workers. It can also improve patients’ quality of life.

Forward-looking safety

If you’re like many employers, you spend considerable time and money making sure your organization adheres to OSHA requirements. It may be tempting to view this as the finish line for preventing injuries, but in reality, maintaining a truly safe workplace means going well beyond compliance.

Why chasing shoplifters is an unsafe choice for retail employees

You might see retailers chasing shoplifters in the movies, but in the real world it’s not a great idea. An employee could fall, get hit by a car or worse.

Welding and cutting torches: Protect yourself from ear damage caused by hot slag

Ear injuries can occur anytime someone is welding without ear protection, and the risk is especially high when a welder is working at an odd angle.

Preventing and responding to burns in kitchen environments

Use these tips to avoid burns while working in a kitchen.

Creating a policy for employee cell phone use while driving

If you have employees who drive as part of their jobs, your driving policy should address cell phone use. Use our sample cell phone policy as a guide to create your own.

15 ways to be your own SAFETY HERO, like Skip

Defend yourself against workplace accidents by being aware of hazards. Be a good example. Practice safety in every aspect of your job.

Nine best practices to make your safety committee more effective

Having a safety committee with the goal of preventing injuries and accidents is worth the time and resources, especially if yours follows these best practices.

Tips to prevent re-injury after return-to-work

When an employee returns to work after an injury, make sure the employee understands the importance of working within medical restrictions and take these steps to prevent re-injury.

Cut down the risk of injury for your new employees

Make sure prospective hires understand the job and that new employees are properly trained to cut down the risk of injury.

Outdoor hazards to watch for during warm weather months

Warm weather is not without its own risks, especially for people who work outdoors. Watch out for tripping hazards, heat stress, severe weather and insects.

Slip-resistant shoes prevent falls in kitchen environments

Lessen the risk of a slip-and-fall injury by encouraging or requiring your employees to wear slip-resistant shoes, and providing a stipend to make compliance more likely.

Prevent late-winter slips and falls at the workplace

Thawing and freezing in late winter can cause dangerous slips and falls. Keep an eye on weather conditions and use caution to prevent injuries.

How to prevent eye injuries in the workplace

An estimated 2,000 eye injuries happen every day in the workplace. You can reduce the risk by knowing the hazards and wearing proper protective eyewear.

Workplace ergonomics: Tips to create a neutral posture

Read our ergonomics in the workplace tips to learn how to adjust your work space to allow for neutral posture at work; both in and out of the office.

Expert tips and best practices to make your safety committee thrive

Are you looking for ideas to start or re-invigorate your safety committee?

Managing hazardous chemical risks in the workplace

Keeping workers safe from dangerous materials is vital, yet compliance standards for proper management of hazardous chemicals can present challenges.

The health care workers at greatest risk for on-the-job injuries

It’s more dangerous to work in a hospital than to construct one. That’s based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics data on non-fatal injuries by occupation.

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