New research from the National Safety Council (NSC) indicates employers that support their employees’ mental health will not only have a safer workplace but will also see a return of $4 for every dollar invested in support efforts. More than 40% of Americans reported increased mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to workplace […]
The National Safety Council’s (NSC) Safe Actions For Employee Returns task force asked 302 employers with 250-500 employees about their responses to the coronavirus to get a feel for what’s working when it comes to workplace safety during the ongoing pandemic. Some of the most common actively implemented protocols, according to the survey, included: providing hand […]
According to the National Safety Council, “new normal” isn’t just a catch phrase. A new NSC report says after COVID-19, “the future world of work is going to look fundamentally different.” The NSC report, State of the Response: The Future World of Work, highlights seven impactful changes related to the pandemic: Operations: The biggest operational […]
The National Safety Council says a recent poll shows drivers are more likely to mask up in public than they are to put down their cell phones to prevent distracted driving. A poll of 2,001 U.S. licensed drivers asked which tasks they were “very willing” to do: 76% said they’d wear a mask in public […]
Which states in the U.S. are safest? WalletHub used 53 key safety indicators, including states’ coronavirus support and assaults per capita. The ten safest states: Maine Vermont Minnesota Utah Wyoming Iowa Massachusetts New Hampshire Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The ten least safe: Mississippi Louisiana Florida Arkansas Texas Oklahoma Missouri Alabama Georgia, and South Carolina. Arizona registers […]
From vibrating wristbands and smart phone apps for social distancing to devices that warn users when they’re about to touch their face, companies are coming up with lots of new ways to mitigate exposure to the coronavirus. Big companies like Ford as well as smaller software and tech companies are developing new technology in an […]
Which companies will receive OSHA inspections in Fiscal Year 2020 (which began Oct. 1, 2019)?
As far as workplace safety goes, there’s no difference in injuries suffered by temps or full-time employees doing the same job, right? New information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says, not necessarily.
OSHA urges employers to be prepared to keep their workers safe during extreme weather.