Four Important Rules of Working with Heavy Machinery

Machinery in the workplace can be of massive benefit when used both correctly and safely. Heavy machinery can easily complete several different tasks in a timely and efficient manner, but it can also be capable of causing significant harm and injury if used incorrectly or by somebody who isn’t qualified or trained to do so.

Working with heavy machinery

Every year, the misuse of heavy machinery in the workplace leads to a number of accidents that could have been prevented with the right safety and hazard management strategies. We’ve listed some important workplace safety tips to keep in mind when ensuring machine safety.

1. Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Often, the use of personal protective equipment can be the difference between a minor and a major injury when working with machinery in the workplace.…

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5 Quick Tips About Welding Helmets

One can never be too safe, especially when your work demands handling dangerous equipment. Professional welders deal in such hazardous environment that they can’t afford to overlook their safety protocol and that includes their attire and gears.

Welder

The welders not only have to protect themselves from the heat and sparks but also the UV radiation and infrared light that can affect your eyes and even cause permanent blindness. Thus using a helmet has become indispensable along with your gloves. The helmet should cover your eyes, face as well as neck should be part of your everyday gear.

But wearing a helmet need not be cumbersome any more.…

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3 Ways to Maintain a Respectable Safety Record (plus 5 Issues to Address)

Safety in manufacturing should not be perfunctorily performed just to comply with government regulations; it should be taken seriously, but because the absence of safety exposes employees to serious workplace accidents. Human suffering and loss arise if there is an injury or death in the workplace. It affects everyone—the worker’s family and friends, his or her community, and fellow coworkers and the company’s reputation.

Welding aluminum

Fortunately, all it takes are a few simple measures to maintain a company’s respectable safety record, while addressing several issues in the process.

3 ways to keep workers safe

Here are three ways to keep your employees safe and keep your safety record at the highest level.…

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Tips on Getting Your Employees to Follow Safety Measures

Do you own your own small business? Is it challenging to get everyone to follow the rules at all times when it comes to staying safe? And is it even more challenging to enforce these safety measures? Preventing workplace injuries should be one of your top priorities.

Worker safety

Workplace injuries account for the majority of injuries on the job and employees missing work dates throughout the work year. This can cost you thousands of dollars and lost time and wages for your employees. Finding ways to help everyone stick to the rules and guidelines is important.

Here are just a few examples of different ways that you can help motivate your workers.…

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4 Tips to Preventing Construction Accidents

Construction CEOs wrongfully assume that accident prevention rests solely on the shoulders of site managers and workers. But as CEO, it’s also your job to make sure that certain safety protocols are in place and that everyone is properly trained.

Construction accident

In 2013, one out of every five construction workers in Texas incurred injuries that required medical attention. One out of every ten construction workers in the United States as a whole are injured every year.

These four tips can help prevent accidents on your site.

1. Hold Mandatory Safety Meetings

Holding mandatory safety meetings every morning will ensure that all workers and managers are on the same page.…

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How to Keep Making Money When You are Injured at Work

Getting hurt on the job is a terrible way to find more time to spend at home. If an injury does occur, it is good to have a backup plan. Your financial responsibilities do not simply stop in life when you are injured, so you have to find another way to bring in money.

Injured employee on a crutch

Workers’ compensation will only pay so much of your life’s expenses. If the case gets complicated, you may even need to obtain a workers’ compensation lawyer. There is no guarantee of a speedy reimbursement, so here are a few ways to make some extra scratch from the comfort of home.…

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4 Ways Small Businesses Can Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs

Workers’ compensation costs extend far beyond the cost of your insurance policy. The costs of a workplace accident also include time lost, attorney fees, disruption to your daily operations and medical costs.

Injuries – no matter how minor or severe – can be time-consuming and costly for any business.

Hardhats help preventing costly injury compensation costs

Here are four ways you can reduce workers’ compensation costs.

1. Make Safety a Priority

Failure to make safety a priority can lead to more accidents and higher workers’ compensation costs.

Instead of looking at safety as an expensive choice, look at it as an essential part of your company’s mission and daily practice.…

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Healthy and Safe: How to Protect Your Employees in the Workplace

Safety in the workplace starts at the top and if owners and managers recognize and acknowledge the need for a proactive and vigilant approach to keeping their employees away from danger and serious injury it will help improve the odds of avoiding an incident.

Stretching employee

Here is a look at some of the steps you can take to maintain a good health and safety workplace profile, including an overview of one of the most common types of injury, why you can’t afford to be complacent about injuries in an office setting, plus an insight into some hidden dangers to be wary of.…

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Legal Responsibilities of Your Business: Employment and Injury

As a business owner, you are lucky enough to have all sorts of additional legal responsibilities that are attached to your company. Specifically, within the categories of employee longevity and safety, there are all kinds of sets of knowledge that you should have handy about topics ranging from injury to insurance, and security to record-keeping.

Employee safety

You shouldn’t even start a business until you know how all of those things work. Because the last thing you need is to have some event occur where someone gets hurt, or there is catastrophic damage somewhere, or inspectors come in and find something wrong, and you have to plead ignorance about the whole thing.…

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Protect Your Business from Slip and Fall Accidents in 3 Easy Steps

Small businesses can be the subject of costly personal injury lawsuits. You’ll want to obtain liability insurance immediately if you have a small business where customers come to a physical location. Premises liability is a doctrine that all business unders are subject to.

The doctrine finds that a business owner can be held liable in a slip and fall accident on the business’s premises.

Slip and fall warning

Business owners have a “duty of care” to make sure the property is safe for employees and customers. You must do everything within reason to make the property safe. Negligence on part of the owner must be shown.…

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