Why Workers Fail To Report Injuries

One of the key components in conducting a job hazard analysis (JHA) is the involvement of workers in the process. Yet recent studies reveal that sometimes young workers and construction workers fail to report hazards or injuries to their supervisors. Age and Inexperience In the National Safety Council’s Journal of Safety Research...

How to Conduct an Effective Job Safety Analysis

Safety and health add value to a business, a job and even a life. Conducting a job safety analysis (JSA) is one of the best ways of reducing accidents as well as preventing work-related illnesses. What is A Job Safety Analysis? Also known as a job hazard analysis (JHA), it is a...

Most Common Types of Hand Injuries In The Workplace

Injuries. Accidents. Fatalities.   What is common among these three? Most of these incidents are preventable and yet a substantial share still occur every day particularly in the workplace. Recent statistics indicate that 51% of occupational injuries involve the hand and fingers and are caused by either being struck by an object...

Common Hand Hazards in the Workplace

In general, occupational injuries are not life-threatening but could seriously affect your life in so many ways. The numbers are staggering with 25% of all workplace injuries involving hands and fingers. Hand hazards could be classified into four categories:   Mechanical hand hazards include cutting surfaces, sharp points or moving parts of...

Workplace Safety: Fingers at Work

How often do you use your fingers at work? Put it this way, do you: Type on the keyboard? Write memos on your notebook? Make calls on the phone? Send text messages? Among hundreds of things one can accomplish at work with the use of fingers, it is surprising that many workers...
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