NATIONAL CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES IN 2011 (PRELIMINARY RESULTS) A preliminary total of 4,609 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2011, down from a final count of … [Read more...] about Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2011
Not everyone reacts to heat to the same degree and not every work situation poses the risk of heat illness. Factors that increase an employee's risk of heat illness in addition to ambient temperature … [Read more...] about Heat Illness: Nothing to Fool Around With!
Common sense tells us that there are two basic approaches to preventing accidents: Controlling the work environment Managing the attitude and behavior of employees A successful safety plan … [Read more...] about The Truth About Accident Prevention
After attending a dinner purportedly sponsored by her employer, an airline employee got into a car accident with another vehicle, killing herself and the other driver. The administrator of the other … [Read more...] about Company Holiday Parties: Could Your Organization Be Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?
Many people fear activities that involve heights because of the chance of falling. Heights can be scary for people even if they are safe in a building or an airplane—or even if they're doing home … [Read more...] about Five Fall Protection Myths
You've seen them, used them, or maybe even rejected them. For decades businesses have encouraged safe behavior with incentives. But are they a benefit or a liability? Ball caps, jackets, logoed … [Read more...] about Incentives: Savvy Strategy or Poor Plan?
A report from The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) suggests that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) occupational injury and illness data may underestimate the actual number … [Read more...] about Report: National Injury Stats May Underestimate Construction Injuries
Have you received an OSHA Citation lately? Southwest Missouri Safety Company (SWMSC) can help. We have unmatched success in the reduction and elimination of OSHA citations. We have handled … [Read more...] about OSHA Citations – We Can Help!
Encouraging worker involvement in company safety committees sometimes can be a challenge. Even so, to create a workplace that fosters employee engagement, morale and safety, workers must have a … [Read more...] about Maintaining the Integrity of a Workplace Safety Committee