This week I’m continuing the conversation about reasons why workers hold back from reporting injuries. Much like the Canadian study on young workers I wrote about last week, a new study from the AFL-CIO-affiliated Center for Construction Research and Training concludes that fear of losing work may cause construction workers not to report injuries.
“If you see something, say something.” That’s the message of a Department of Homeland Security’s public awareness campaign encouraging people to report suspicious behavior, and it could very well be the motto of workplace safety programs.
Powered industrial trucks, also known as forklifts or lift trucks, make lifting and transporting heavy objects easier in the workplace. However, this advantage also comes with risk if a forklift is operated unsafely or by an untrained driver.
I’m grateful to work the day shift. I never gave my work schedule much thought until I started working at Safety+Health and reading study after study about possible health risks associated with shift work.
If you think about it, research is only as good as the data behind it. And a recent study from NIOSH raises questions about the accuracy of occupational injury and illness data based on emergency department records.