OSHA

Safety Culture v. Company Politics – Implementing Keystone Changes

As we discussed in Part I of this article, the goal of the safety department is to save lives while reducing risk and cost to the company. Often, company politics run contrary to safety culture. Safety culture requires a cooperative spirit from everyone; company leadership must set the example. Company politics typically result in each …

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Spanish Construction OSHA 10 Construcción Español

Alfonso Interpreting ofrece el curso de 10 horas de OSHA® en construcción e en Greenville, Carolina del Sur. El curso de diez horas explica lo que es OSHA® y qué exige dicha agencia. Aprenderá cómo identificar, prevenir y evitar los peligros laborales. El curso se presentará en español por su instructor, Jeff Alfonso, Presidente de …

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Sugerencias de seguridad invernal

La exposición prolongada a las temperaturas congelantes puede provocar problemas de salud graves.  Las señales de peligro son escalofrió incontrolable, oratoria farfullada, movimientos torpes, fatiga y conducta confusa.  Se observa dichas señales, consiga auxilio de emergencia. Sugerencias para trabajar de manera segura durante el frío Vístase de ropa apropiada para el frio, el viento y …

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Cold Weather Safety Tips

Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue, and confused behavior. If these signs are observed, call for emergency help. Tips for working safely in the cold: Wear proper clothing for cold, wet and windy conditions, including loose-fitting layers that can …

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What Are The Direct and Hidden Costs of Workplace Injuries?

Tony Rosario worked in construction as a roofer. He slipped and fell off the roof, resulting in a head injury and some broken bones. Due to his injuries, workers’ comp. insurance covered all his medical expenses.  What sort of medical expenses? Direct costs Hospital cost, doctor visits, testing such as X rays, and MRIs, physical …

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The Cost of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums?

A total of 4,836 workers died from an occupational injury in 2015. Also, there were a shocking 1,153,490 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work. Workers’ compensation insurance pays for occupational injury and illness which is why companies buy the insurance.  Often, it is an employer’s single most expensive line of coverage. …

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