A recent survey shows that more than 70 percent of construction firms expect to add to their workforce in 2016. As the construction market heats up in many sectors, what can employers do to help keep construction workers – particularly new or inexperienced workers – safe?
Maps tell stories. They define our space. They illustrate our surroundings. They inspire our daydreams. A pair of researchers, Sara E. Heins and Cassandra K. Crifasi, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, wanted to know what a map might tell us about distinctive injury deaths in each state.
In some organizations, the safety team consists of one person. What challenges does this create? How does a safety professional avoid feeling isolated and keep up with important trends when he or she is all alone? Three safety pros weigh in.
The potential for workplace violence exists across organizations of all sizes, in all industries and in all geographic locations. What do safety professionals need to know? How can they increase awareness and preparedness without fostering anxiety?
Workers who witness a co-worker’s injury or death may be traumatized – and distracted from working safely – after the incident. What can safety professionals and employers do to help workers regain their composure and refocus on safety?
Let’s say you are a safety professional at a construction company. And let’s say that your workers have all types of heads – oval, circular, long, square, you name it. Why would you ask all of them to wear identically shaped hard hats for protection?