Favorite Safety+Health articles in 2016

A year-end list for safety professionals

Favorite stories from 2016

Readers landed on safetyandhealthmagazine.com 1.5 million times in 2016 and looked at 10,000 different pages. These 10 articles topped the list:


Published in 2016

17 common workplace safety hazards

Members of the National Safety Council Consulting Services Group travel across the country – and the world – to visit worksites and conduct safety audits. They share with Safety+Health seven hazards they frequently spot, and offer advice on preventing them.

22016 Rising Stars of Safety: Taking safety to a new level

The National Safety Council recognizes safety professionals younger than 40 years old who are becoming tomorrow's safety leaders.

32016 OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Violations

Safety+Health presents OSHA's most frequently cited violations for fiscal year 2016. Also: the annual "penalty box" detailing the year's largest fines, and an exclusive interview with Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs.

42016 CEOs Who 'Get It'

The National Safety Council recognizes seven leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to worker safety and health.

5Salary Survey 2016

The results of Safety+Health's 2016 Salary Survey are in, featuring data broken out by job title, experience, region and more. How does your salary stack up?


From the archives

111 tips for effective workplace housekeeping

Good housekeeping is crucial to safe workplaces. Experts agree that all workplaces – from offices to manufacturing plants – should incorporate housekeeping in their safety programs, and every worker should play a part.

2Recognizing hidden dangers: 25 steps to a safer office

A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a climate-controlled office building would seem less fraught with danger. However, a surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting.

3Reporting near misses

Observing and abating hazards before someone gets hurt is vital to ensuring worker safety, and a near-miss program can help. Learn what near misses are, how they work, and how to collect reports on them.

4Effective safety committees

What are the characteristics of an effective safety committee? Safety pros and other experts weigh in on creating and maintaining an engaged, productive and enthusiastic group.

5Office worker ergonomics

Safety+Health shares – in pictures – how the National Safety Council conducts ergonomics assessments of workers' desks and chairs to help prevent MSDs.

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