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The hardest thing to do is plan for the unexpected. Natural disasters like wildfires and flooding can cause physical and environmental damage, but chemical spills or workplace violence can result in bodily harm and trauma which takes a very personal toll at your company. Whether the disaster is manmade or natural, a well-thought-out emergency action plan can help you and your employees survive the most threatening of situations.
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Any effective safety and health management program requires discipline and follow-through from both management and workers. Often, however, employers fail to follow through on reforming or terminating unsafe workers, instead just letting them continue to flail along while putting themselves and others at risk.
While the threat of a termination-related lawsuit is undoubtedly sobering, doing nothing is far from an acceptable solution. Failing to act when an unsafe employee ignores safety
Diacetyl, whether it occurs naturally as a part of food processing or is added as a flavoring, has been under scrutiny for the past few years because of its association with bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare but debilitating lung disease. With a new administration comes new regulatory action, and diacetyl is clearly a "hot button" topic for OSHA.
More and more workers are suing their employers over diacetyl-related claims, with verdicts and settlements exceeding a staggering $120 million to
Hearing loss is the second most common chronic disability in persons over 65. Because hearing loss progresses slowly, most people do not realize the full impact until the problem has already grown to a considerable ? and irreversible - extent.
Half of all people with significant hearing loss have suffered the loss as a result of a genetic predisposition to damage from prolonged noise exposure. Another third lose their hearing following exposure to very high levels of noise. Early
Every year in the U.S., more than 100 workers are killed in trenching accidents ? nearly two people every week. And statistics reveal that 79 percent of trench-related deaths occur in relatively shallow trenches - ranging from 5 to 15 feet deep ? leading both workers and their employers to take dangerous shortcuts.
This type of work is filled with hazards, but if you understand the risks, can identify the potential hazards, and implement methods to contain the hazards, you can avoid a