Category Archives: workplace safety

5 Workplace Safety Tips for Today’s Worker

June is National Safety Month so check out these simple safety tips for the average worker!: 1.    Understand the risks involved with the work you are performing. Once you know the hazards involved, you can take the necessary steps to reducing your risk of work-related injury or illness. 2.    Reduce workplace stress. Common causes include […]

Previous Next Prevent Forklift Accidents

There are somewhere between 20,000 to 35,000 forklift accidents every year. It’s important to take the necessary safety precautions when operating heavy machinery. Operating a forklift is a risky job. There are approximately 85 fatal accidents per year. Most injuries and property damage can be linked to three causes: •    Insufficient or inadequate training •   […]

Workplace Safety Extends to Company Vehicles

Unfortunately, rigorous safety practices that apply in a factory or an office tend not to be as strictly applied to motor vehicle use. Companies tend to expose themselves to fines from work safety authorities and potential litigation if they don’t ensure people using company-owned, or their own, vehicle for work take regular eyesight tests. Not […]

Keeping Older Workers Safe in the Workplace

Older workers tend to experience fewer workplace injuries than younger workers, according to NIOSH. However, the injuries they do experience can be detrimental and may require more time to heal. Incidents affecting older workers can even be fatal. Employers should make sure that they are keeping older workers safe by using the following tips: • […]

May is National Electrical Safety Month

National Electrical Safety Month, supported by the Electrical Safety Foundation International, is dedicated to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. You can help reduce the number of electrically-related fires, fatalities, and injuries by taking the right steps towards safety. Each year, workplace electrical incidents result in more than 300 deaths and 3,500 […]

Safety Advocates Demand Responsible Contractors at Brooklyn Bridge Park & Watchtower Development Sites

Build Up President Gary LaBarbera and NYC Public Advocate Letitia James pointed fingers at Starwood Capital Group for allegedly using irresponsible sub-contractors in their development of condos and hotels in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The two also targeted Kushner Companies, developing the Watchtower properties in DUMBO, for refusing to comply with advocates’ demands. LaBarbera claims that […]

Narrow Frame Scaffolds – Minimizing Hazards

Narrow frame scaffolds are among the most popular pieces of construction equipment. Due to their versatility, many contractors use them instead of ladders because they allow workers to maintain their balance and work more easily from the platform. Minimizing Hazards Some of these hazards associated with narrow frame scaffolds can lead to injury or even […]

Court Supports Finding that SeaWorld is in Violation of Workplace Safety Law in Trainer’s Death

A federal appeals court upheld a regulatory safety finding against SeaWorld in the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale. In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court said SeaWorld’s challenge to the finding was unpersuasive and that the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission was correct when it found that […]

Spring Cleaning Safety in the Workplace

Spring is a good time to start organizing your desk and eliminate safety hazards in your work area. Reduce your risk of injury at work with these spring cleaning safety tips: Workplace Clutter Clutter makes it difficult to find what you need and when you need it. Clutter is also a safety hazard. Cluttered work […]

Nail Gun Safety in the Workplace

Nail guns have replaced hammers in wood frame construction. They are powerful, easy to operate and boost productivity for nailing tasks. However, nail guns can be extremely dangerous and lead to serious injuries if used incorrectly. Nail guns are the leading cause of injury among residential carpenters and responsible for an estimated 37,000 emergency room […]