Focusing on mental health as a part of total worker wellness

The stigma of mental health often keeps people from speaking out and seeking help.  As a result, a person dies every 40 seconds by suicide.  There are many ways to effect improvement in your workers', starting with ensuring that you are checking in with — and caring about — your employees and their work.   EAP … Continue reading Focusing on mental health as a part of total worker wellness

OSHA’s “Top 10” is out. Do you know what #1 was?

Do you know the in's-and-out's of fall protection?  If you're ever visited by an OSHA inspector, and an employee is at risk of a fall injury, you'd better. For almost 10 years now, fall protection has been at the top of the list.  What are the others?  They're not as obscure as you might think. The … Continue reading OSHA’s “Top 10” is out. Do you know what #1 was?

OSHA Cites Tortilla Manufacturer for Amputation – EHSToday

A worker's life is forever changed, the company is out nearly $100K in addition to the cost of the actual injury, and the company is now under the Severe Violator program because of multiple egregious violations. All of this could have been prevented by looking at safety as core value and not a cost center. … Continue reading OSHA Cites Tortilla Manufacturer for Amputation – EHSToday