Temp Workers Suffer Twice The Injuries

Temp workers have double the accidents and serious injuries compared to permanent employees. Hear a government agency’s solution to this alarming trend. Many more people are taking temporary work, often out of necessity due to the economy. Companies are offering more temporary positions. The National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health, NIOSH, points out this

Who Pays For Temp PPE?

Who pays for temp PPE? Not the worker. The host employer or the staffing agency are ultimately responsible for keeping temporary workers safe with the right gear. OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative clarifies the hot potato of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the temporary worker. These workers suffer more from work related accidents than their full

Heat Illness At Work

Heat illness will zap you, no matter what the heat source. Indoors, it could be from a furnace. Outdoors, it will probably be from that bigger furnace, the sun. Workers who have not worked in heat before need to acclimatize. Start slowly and don’t overdo it. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat syncope, heat cramps and

4 Hazards of Storm Cleanup

Storm cleanup done by company employees can cause them injury. Listen for tips on how to protect workers from the four major dangers of storm cleanup. Slips, trips and falls, water hazards, electrical hazards, and debris hazards all need to be avoided if a company chooses to do its own cleanup after a storm. Dan

OSHA 300A Form Posting Deadline

OSHA 300A is a safety form most employers need to display in the workplace by February 1 annually. Hear how to fill out the form and who is exempt. An OSHA 300A form is an employer’s report to employees on recordable injuries for the previous year. In this podcast, Dan Clark explains what counts as

5 Tips For Snow Safety At Work

Snow safety avoids on-the-job cold stress and slips, trips and falls. Plan ahead for the next flurry with the right PPE, equipment and vehicles. A snowfall adds additional hazards for outdoor workers. In this podcast, hear about the four major cold stresses caused by exposure to winter weather. Host Dan Clark offers tips on avoiding

Rooftop Snow Removal Alert From OSHA

Rooftop snow removal by workers is so dangerous, OSHA just released a Hazard Alert. Listen for a list of 8 best practices of rooftop snow removal. Winter is still hitting hard, prompting OSHA to warn companies about the perils of working on a roof covered with snow. Hear tips assessing the roof for hazards, considering

Workplace Hazards — 10 Hotspots

Workplace hazards are sometimes hidden in plain sight. Workers and managers need to be aware of 10 dangerous hotspots in facilities. Fall protection is needed on ledges, stairs and places people may slip and fall. Air quality is often ignored because it’s mostly unseen. PPE can help. Temporary electrical installations, such as extension cords, can

Scaffolding Safety – Slip and Fall Hazards

Scaffolding safety is often hard to achieve, due to the structure’s temporary nature. Just like any other work at-height, it is dangerous. But, because it is a temporary structure, more can go wrong with scaffolding. Avoid slip and fall hazards by inspecting it regularly. OSHA requires all workers to be trained prior to occupying, building