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Safety issues can have financial and workforce impacts for companies

There are many steps small businesses can take to promote workplace safety. This includes providing employee safety training, putting policies in place regarding safety issues relevant to their workplace and creating an environment where employees feel comfortable reporting possible safety problems. What safety measures a business takes can be very impactful for it, as how safe its workplace is can have many ramifications for the company’s well-being.

Workplace injuries in the poultry and meat industries

A lot of work goes into the foods found in our nation’s grocery stores and on our dinner tables. The food industry is a big one in the U.S. and there are a wide range of different food-related jobs held by workers here in Louisiana and the rest of the country.

Suspension injuries in workplace falls

Fall-arrest systems are one of the many types of safety equipment that can be present in a workplace. Such systems can help keep a worker from suffering major impact injuries when they fall from a high height. However, this does not mean that all falls in which a worker is wearing a fall-arrest system and the system “catches” them are injury-free.

Protective eyewear can play a big role in worker safety

On-the-job eye injuries can be quite severe and can have many ramifications. They can require significant medical treatment and could leave a worker with impaired vision. There are many different eye-related hazards that can come up in a workplace. What can workers do to protect themselves from such hazards?

National Ladder Safety Month to kick off tomorrow

Ladders are used in all different kinds of workplaces. So, the range of workers who could potentially suffer ladder accidents on the job is incredibly wide. Such accidents can take a major toll on workers. According to federal data, in 2015, U.S. workers suffered over 20,000 nonfatal injuries in ladder-related incidents at work. The statistics also indicate that such accidents took the lives of over 150 workers that year.

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