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Injuries and Illness

Modern safety management goes beyond covering traditional workplace accidents to now being equally concerned with illnesses caused on and even off the job. This section will explain what you need to know to avoid both injuries and illnesses, and to track your progress in reaching this goal.

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Westermans Infographic: Fatal and Non-Fatal Injuries in the Workplace

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Westermans International, a UK based welding company, recently put together an infographic about fatal and non-fatal injuries and illness in the workplace. It features statistics about the kinds of diseases and accidents that occur frequently, as well as the industries worst affected.

Based on data from the Health and Safety Executive Annual Statistics Report, this infographic looks at the key data points and the cost to society.

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A Simple Approach to Computing Incident Rates and Severity

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Computing accident incidence rates and severity can help analyze and correct conditions that cause accidents.

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I2P2 Is on OSHA’s Radar—Is It on Yours?

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OSHA, gearing up for a proposed rulemaking on I2P2, is presenting its case to employers and the public.

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The Risk of MSDs from Tasks That Add No Value to the Product

Yesterday, we looked at the potential ergonomic pitfalls of lean manufacturing. Today, we look at the flip side: “non-value-added tasks.”

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Lean Manufacturing: When More Efficiency Leads to Aching Backs

“Don’t let your lean manufacturing become anorexic,” says Certified Professional Ergonomist Chris Shulenberger, M.S. Engr., and Technical Director for Ergonomics with Bureau Veritas North America. If you do, you’ll pay the price.

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Hearing Loss: A Bigger Safety Problem Than You Might Think

According to NIOSH, 4 million workers go to work each day in damaging noise. Ten million people in the U.S. have a noise-related hearing loss. Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise each year.

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Hearing Loss Prevention: Monitoring and Testing Requirements

The OSHA noise exposure standards says that if any employee’s exposure equals or exceeds an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels (dB), which is the  “action level,” you must develop and implement a noise monitoring program.

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NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations: Part 2

Yesterday, we began a review if NIOSH health hazard evaluations. Today, we conclude with more questions and answers.

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NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations: What Are They All About?

Usually, you’re well aware of workplace health hazards. But sometimes, conditions may not be obvious or the extent of the hazard known. That’s when a NIOSH health hazard evaluation might be just the thing.

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New White Paper Touts Leading Indicators

Find out how to use leading indicators to improve safety performance and prevent accidents and injuries.

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