Why Reporting Injuries Creates a Safer Work Environment

Why Reporting Injuries Creates a Safer Work Environment

It was reported on November 30 that OSHA’s attempts to mandate employers to report on work fatalities and certain serious injuries lack the guidance needed on how to pinpoint and prevent underreporting. This was according to the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General in a semiannual report to Congress. The November 2018 report included many of the same recommendations that were included in another report by the OIG...
The Top 10 OSHA Violations Reveals Dangers for Workers

The Top 10 OSHA Violations Reveals Dangers for Workers

In Georgia, some employers will tell workers to do jobs that they do not typically do. For example, a roofer may be told by their employer to clean a gutter or perform pressure washing. These jobs require eye and face safety equipment, but because the work is not typical for the employee, safety precautions may not have been taken and a workplace injury happens. This sort of situation is...
Across Georgia and U.S., Pedestrian Safety is a Major Concern

Across Georgia and U.S., Pedestrian Safety is a Major Concern

If you’ve seen any headlines about pedestrian safety over the past couple of years, then you’re probably concerned. Pedestrian deaths have increased dramatically, and experts have been looking for explanations. In 2017, NPR warned us, “Distraction, On Street And Sidewalk, Helps Cause Record Pedestrian Deaths.” They talked about an 11 percent increase in pedestrian deaths on U.S. roads. It was the biggest single-year jump in two decades. That’s unsettling,...
How to Make This Holiday Season as Safe Possible for Your Loved Ones

How to Make This Holiday Season as Safe Possible for Your Loved Ones

The holidays are usually a time of joy when we give our children toys that they have been waiting all year to receive. But there are some popular toys that we should not even consider giving to our little ones, toys that can actually be dangerous to their health. For example, imagine how excited your two-year-old will be when you hand her what looks like a plastic shiv and...
Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Weekend

Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! The Thanksgiving meal is typically the largest one for many cooks every year. Getting the meal just right, particularly the bird, brings a good deal of pressure, whether or not you are experienced with cooking one. Below are some tips that can help to make your Thanksgiving meal both delicious and safe. Steps Before You Cook Your Turkey Check the labels carefully. The temperature...