How to Foster a Safe Workplace 

As a business owner or CEO, there’s nothing more important than the safety and well-being of your employees. Forget about revenue, profit, customer count, and other metrics. Nothing matters if you have a toxic work environment.

Toxic workplace environment

Fortunately, there are various steps you can take to foster a safe workplace. With the right approach, you can be confident that your employees will better enjoy their work environment.

1. Set Expectations Upfront

This is where it all starts. You want every employee, regardless of tenure, to understand what’s expected of them. This knowledge goes a long way in helping foster the type of workplace environment you’re striving for.…

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De-escalating Potential Workplace Violence

It is of utmost importance to identify and prevent potential workplace violence in order to ensure the safety of all employees. This article will provide readers with the necessary information to help them recognize signs of potential workplace violence, as well as how to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations before they become out of control.

Workplace conflict resolution

We will discuss methods for creating a safe work environment and provide tips for resolving conflicts peacefully.

Surviving an Actual Shooting Scenario

In an era where gun violence is a real and present danger, it’s important to understand the best ways to stay safe during a shooting incident.…

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An All-Inclusive Resource for Establishing Secure Workplaces

For many workers, an unsafe workplace is a major deterrent to staying with their previous employers. Providing a secure environment for workers to work in is one way to keep them around.

Positive workplace environment

However, how can you ensure that workers are protected from harm on the job? To ensure the safety of your workplace and ensure the longevity of your most valuable assets, follow the advice in this manual.

Observe Procedures That Meet All Required Federal And State Regulations

Employer adherence to applicable federal and state employment regulations is the first step in providing a secure workplace for employees. There will be variations in labour legislation from one state to another.…

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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.

Workplace safety

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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