The most important asset for a company isn't its intellectual property or product, but the employee who either puts it together or sells to the customer.
Every day, a mechanic should arrive at work focused on how he'll piece together an engine after repairing the flywheel rather than the dangers that come with the endeavor.
Mechanics and manufacturing employees are tasked with some of the most daunting repairs that stretch them to not only their limits mentally, but physically as well. With thousands of pounds of metal hanging above workers, sharp tools in use and repetitive motions a mainstay technique, it's clear more safety and precaution is needed to prevent some of the more foreseeable incidents.
As the seasons change, so do the dangers posed to workers. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a number of regulations in place to curb the risks associated with many jobs, the truth is the agency is quite small.
There's just one OSHA officer for roughly every 60,000 workers, according to OSHA, which means safety managers carry the bulk of the responsibility in making sure employees and their work environment are safe.
Ergonomic Injury is like slow poison – It affects your body over a period often making it incurable.
Why should an Organization perform an Ergonomic Assessment?
Climatecouncil.org defines emission intensity as “the volume of emissions per unit of GDP”. The purpose of this metric is to determine the financial implication of polluting so that the policymakers can come up with a budget to mitigate the damage.
My anticipation of the GRI 4.0 guidelines, which are to be released in the later part of May, led me to consider what are benefits reaped from companies answering long questionnaires or maintaining sustainability scorecards? Also, who uses these scorecards, and why?