While workplace injury rates have improved in recent years, many businesses are still struggling to protect their employees. Approximately 2.9 million American workers sustained injuries or contracted illnesses on the job in 2016, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In short, there is room for improvement. Firms looking to close the gap should consider embracing incident management strategies and tools.
In October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released the list of the 10 most common safety citations issued in 2017. Fall protection once again topped the list, accounting for approximately 6,072 violations.
Organizations across numerous industries are taking steps to improve workplace safety. In their respective quests to protect employees, many are embracing incident management software. How do these platforms help businesses bolster safety and improve operations?
Wrenches, jacks and moving parts—oh my! There are a lot of dangers associated with the work done in the automotive industry, and safety managers are tasked with helping workers avoid them all.
You may have heard it before, but what's the real idea behind behavior-based safety—and is it right for your business?
What do small and large businesses have in common? The responsibility to protect their employees. While larger businesses are making strides to eradicate workplace injuries by integrating safety management software, the smaller businesses lag behind without a system in place.
Many organizations don't yet realize how their siloed risk and safety management programs hinder them, rather than letting them to get hyperspecific.
Keeping up with compliance changes is difficult in most industries, but making sure employees receive new, applicable information is even more challenging.
There comes a time where every small business needs to think beyond fiscal growth and focus on the now—by protecting its employees' health and wellness.
Nowadays you can't escape data—but then again, why would you want to? Safety managers leverage data as a means to improve performance, and these efforts have helped prevent incidents and reduce claims costs.