Are You Reporting Misconduct in the Workplace?

If you’re like many employees, you might be reluctant to report misconduct to your employer. No one wants to be a snitch, and you might worry about retaliation. But the reality is that when it comes to safety violations, reporting them is essential. A workplace accident happens every seven seconds in the United States, leading to 104,000,000 […]

Workplace Safety: Regulating Chemical Exposure

Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose not only health hazards such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity but also physical dangers that can include flammability, corrosion, and explosibility.   The Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) works to ensure that information about chemical and toxic substance hazards in the workplace, and the use of protective measures is distributed […]

Why It’s Important to Know Your Limitation When Lifting Heavy Objects

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that over 36 percent of injuries involving missed workdays were the result of shoulder and back injuries from heavy lifting. Overexertion and cumulative trauma were cited as the most significant factors in these injuries.   If you work in a manufacturing or warehouse job, you’ve probably been asked to lift a […]