For some time now, Employers Resource Safety and Loss Control manager have been speaking to groups of business owners and managers about the increased compliance enforcement activity exhibited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We’ve been telling anyone who will listen about the 13% increase in the number of OSHA inspectors (130-160 NEW boots on the ground), the stepped up inspection program, and the issuance of citations for even the most minor of infractions.
I was working in San Antonio this week, thankful for rental car air conditioning in the 100 degree heat and humidity. With sweat rolling down my face and heat waves dancing off the asphalt, I realized that even though the official start of summer is still a few weeks away, it is time to begin thinking about raising awareness of the effects of working outside in the hot sun.
Some of the most common, serious, and costly workplace injuries occur to the back. We only have one back – and as we get older it begins to complain more and more – especially when we fail to follow safe practices regarding lifting and overuse of muscles. This weeks safety topic comes to you from the fine folks at Business and Legal Reports, and highlights the five things that we all can do to AVOID injuring our backs.
The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the NFL is in the midst of yet another labor dispute… it must be SPRING! Along with the change in seasons comes the possibility for severe weather outbreaks. The middle and southeastern sections of the country have already had two or three episodes of thunderstorms and tornadoes, […]