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Companies that Use Safety to Drive Operational Performance

Companies that Use Safety to Drive Operational Performance

“We have to start with safety. It’s how we earn the trust of our people. It allows us to ask them to participate in other improvement activities.” ~ Japanese Manufacturing Manager The above statement was an eye-opener for Milliken Vice…

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Onsite Health Clinics aren’t just for the Fortune 500

Onsite Health Clinics aren’t just for the Fortune 500

“An Employee Maintenance Center is like a tune up center for your body. It a cross between a health club and a medical center.” ~ Trent Shuford – CEO InjuryFree It’s not only companies like Sprint, Toyota, U.S. Steel and…

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Ergonomics is a Good Fit for Safety

Ergonomics is a Good Fit for Safety

Ergonomics Offers a Lot More Benefits than Just Injury Prevention Every lost-time workplace injury costs a company an average of $38,000 in direct costs. To recover these costs, a company earning 5% net profit would need to generate an extra…

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Safety is about more than compliance…

Safety is about more than compliance…

Safety is about more than compliance to these U.S. Companies The move was part of its Worthington Industries’ Safe Works program, which began as a safety initiative in 2001 and became the company’s official safety management program in June 2006.…

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OSHA Will Be Putting Workplace Hospitalized Injuries Online

OSHA Will Be Putting Workplace Hospitalized Injuries Online

OSHA Putting Hospitalized Workplace Injuries Online for All to See Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will be required to report workplace injuries requiring hospitalization to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within 24 hours. Workplace fatalities still need to…

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Ergonomic Design for an Aging Workforce

Ergonomic Design for an Aging Workforce

Injury Prevention in Older Workers through Ergonomic Design With ergonomic injuries making up roughly a third of all injury claims (BLS), companies are taking steps to minimize worker injury; especially for those that are in their 50s and above. The…

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Employee Driven Safety

Employee Driven Safety

Employee-Driven Safety Reduces Cost and Ergonomic Injuries There have been a number of case studies reporting on the success of employee-driven safety programs. One such study was in Industry Week about how one company is taking additional steps to reduce…

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Ebola – Emergency Preparedness Plan?

Ebola – Emergency Preparedness Plan?

Did anyone foresee an Ebola Outbreak in their Emergency Preparedness Plan? Recent events remind us that no matter how much you prepare, the unthinkable can happen. That’s why organizations prepare disaster recovery plans. Most, however, haven’t went to the trouble…

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7 Tips to Reduce Workers Compensation Premiums

7 Tips to Reduce Workers Compensation Premiums

“Workers’ compensation creates frustration for employers because most don’t understand how they can lower their costs.” Ray Gage master workers’ compensation advisor If you’ve ever tried to read the fine print in a workers compensation insurance agreement, you’re aware of…

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Annual Cost of Job-Related Illnesses and Injuries Estimated at $250 Billion

Annual Cost of Job-Related Illnesses and Injuries Estimated at $250 Billion

It’s a study that appears to be done every 15 years with the estimated price tag including direct and indirect costs and counting all externalities to society. It has only been analyzed twice by J. Paul Leigh, a professor of…

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