When attempting to reach something at an inaccessible height, it may seem easier to use a replacement for a ladder, such as furniture, but it isn't worth the potential danger. Statistics show that every year about 30,000 people will be incapacitated by ladder and ladder-replacement involved accidents. Fortunately, almost all of these accidents can be prevented by a sturdy ladder and a firm foundation for the ladder to rest upon.
Experts say collaboration and innovation key to stemming risks
The ongoing demand for round-the-clock services fuels many industries.
Enter shift work, which is a way of life for nearly 15 million Americans, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows. The prevalence of shift work has spurred multiple studies on its potential adverse effects on employee health and safety.
As we prepare for the holiday season, winter is around the corner and that means a change in the weather is upon us. When the temperature falls below freezing, conditions become strenuous for those of us who work outside, making safety training more important than ever. At AIS, we recognize the importance of safety training and would like to share the reminders about dressing for and working in cold weather conditions below.
Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.
National Preparedness Month (NPM) is observed annually in September. The National Safety Council (NSC) wants to create awareness to prepare ourselves and families for any disaster that could impact our businesses, homes, and communities. This year’s theme is Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.
Sleep--or lack of it-- is an important safety topic that is easy to overlook. We've all heard people talking about how tired they are as if it were something to be proud of--we're working hard, so naturally, we're tired! But fatigue can be a killer on a jobsite. If we are truly committed to safety, we must guard against fatigue in ourselves and our teams. While we cannot regulate how much sleep our employees get, we must consider fatigue and sleep deprivation in our training topics, fit-for-duty screening, and as a priority in our safety culture.
You've probably got first aid kits at home, in your office, on your job site, even in your vehicle. When was the last time you inspected yours?
Unsafe acts cause four times as many accidents and injuries as unsafe conditions. Accidents occur for many reasons, and in most industries people tend to look for "things" to blame when an accident happens, instead of considering worker behavior. Have you been guilty of any of the behaviors listed below? You may not have been injured, but next time you may not be so lucky.
Think of some excuse you have used (or heard others use) for not wearing your eye protection: they are not comfortable, they are dirty, they fog up, you were going to be doing a hazardous task for just a few seconds and did not want to stop and put them on.
While you may think some or all of these excuses sound like good reasons for not wearing your safety glasses or goggles at work, consider what could happen if an accident occurred and injured one or both of your eyes. Is it worth risking injury, or even blindness, for any one of those reasons? Absolutely not!