Rebecca Martin and Claire Stroer, program managers in the impairment practice initiative at NSC, discuss an array of impairment issues that can affect workers, the impact of COVID-19 and how to overcome the stigma of asking for help.
National Safety Council experts Lisa Brooks and Ram Maikala discuss common causes of and potential solutions for MSDs – the leading cause of workplace injuries. MSDs cost billions of dollars each year in workers’ compensation and lost productivity.
In Episode 28, the S+H editorial team discusses the safety impacts of inexperienced workers in various industries amid COVID-19 pandemic labor shortages, as well as housekeeping with Cary Usrey, vice president of operations at SafetyStratus.
David Consider, a senior safety consultant at NSC, shares his insights on protecting workers from falls; offers recommendations for employers and workers; and explains the importance of planning and training to prevent slips, trips and falls.
In Episode 27, the S+H editorial team discusses lightning safety for workers as the summer months approach. The team is also joined by NIOSH social scientist Gigi Petery, co-director of the agency’s National Center for Productive Aging and Work, to discuss how aging workers can enjoy success on the job.
In Episode 26, the S+H editorial team examines how language barriers can affect workplace safety. In addition, Jessica Bunting, director of the Research to Practice initiative at CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, discusses the ninth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, set for May 2-6.