Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What it is and How to Avoid it

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a serious offense. It violates not only anti-discrimination laws but also employment contracts, civil rights statutes, and criminal laws. Unfortunately, it’s estimated that between 40% and 50% of all working women have experienced sexual harassment at some point in their careers.

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Fortunately though, most employers are well aware of how serious this issue is. They take efforts to prevent any cases of sexual harassment from occurring in the workplace.

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that may affect an employee’s job performance or create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.…

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Construction Site Injuries: 4 Most Common Accidents to be Aware of

While firefighting, peacekeeping, and armed services are among the most dangerous professions, mines, factories, and construction sites are some of the riskiest workplaces in the world for civilians. According to the National institutes of Health (NIH), construction workers are injured at a 71% higher rate than the national average for workers across every industry in the United States.

Construction site safety

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With these alarming stats simply acting as the tip of the iceberg, it is important for both workers and employers to be aware of the most common injuries and accidents in construction sites.

Struck-by/Crushed In-Between Vehicles

Being struck or crushed by a moving construction vehicle has resulted in some of the most gruesome injuries and fatalities in the past.…

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Keep Your Workforce Safe and Minimize Construction Site Compensation Claims

The statistics are shocking. Workers on construction sites have a 1 in 10 chance of being injured at work. Each year around 150,000 construction site accidents are reported- that’s 3000 per week! 20% of workplace deaths take place on construction sites, although construction workers only account for 6% of the labor force.

Construction site safety

What can you as an employer do to prevent accidents on your sites, and avoid the potentially devastating human and financial costs they may involve?

1. Protocols

The most fundamental step you can take is to carry out risk assessments on all aspects of the work on your site.…

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How to Prevent Your Business from Defending Itself Against Injury Claims

Your business has enough to worry about without concerning yourself with defending the company against injury claims. That may sound like a strange idea when you first hear it verbalized, but consider the consequences of an employee or client in a business environment claiming an injury was caused through a negligent business practice.

Accidents cause workplace injury claim

Even a small injury can have serious consequences, and that means that even a small injury that leads to a settlement against the company can also cause bankruptcy.

Think of the few ways this might apply to your current situation. If you own a business or our manager, it’s essential to keep a lawyer on your side to understand the ramifications of lawsuits against you.…

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How Businesses Can Promote Greater Workplace Safety

Promoting workplace safety should be a priority for any and all businesses. It has been estimated by OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) that overall, businesses pay about a billion dollars a week in workers’ compensation.

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How Can a Business Make a Safer Workplace?

In order to improve safety and reduce the need for a personal injury attorney, you may want to consider the following strategies.

1. Have a Plan

In order to make the most of any safety improvement promotion or tactic, you need a long-term safety plan. Without one, your efforts will be hard to track and structure.…

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How to Prioritize Workplace Safety

There’s no doubt that workplace injuries are likely to happen anywhere, whether you are working at an office building or a construction site. Nonetheless, employers have the responsibility of ensuring that their employees are secured from injuries and other incidents that can take a toll on their bottom line.

Prioritizing workplace safety

That being said, safety has to be prioritized regardless of the size of your business. Sure enough, there are several ways you can reduce the likelihood of accidents and injuries and protect the health of your workers.

Here are some of the best approaches to ensuring workplace safety for your small business.…

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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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