Is Your Workplace a Haven for Toxic Fumes?

Is Your Workplace a Haven for Toxic Fumes?

July 21, 2021

Manufacturing processes often expose workers to toxic fumes in the workplace. For example, vehicle manufacturing and fuel unearthing processes can expose employees to various chemical vapors as a part of their daily work. OSHA requires employers to provide safety training and equipment to workers. OSHA rules and regulations are designed to protect workers from toxic exposures. […]

By Niko Pothitakis
How to Stay Alive While Trenching

How to Stay Alive While Trenching

July 13, 2021

Teams should implement a variety of safety measures to help save lives and keep workers safe during trenching projects. Trenching is vital for many construction projects. It involves digging into dirt to form a narrow passage for workers and equipment. Trenching can be dangerous like other aspects of a construction project. Cave-ins and collapses often […]

By Niko Pothitakis
Are These Safety Wearables Bringing More Construction Workers Home?

Are These Safety Wearables Bringing More Construction Workers Home?

July 05, 2021

Developments in construction worker safety wearables have been helping to keep employers safer and bring them home. With the many risks associated with construction projects and sites, organizations such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have worked to implement policies and encourage the use of safety gear, including wearable devices using innovative technology. As […]

By Niko Pothitakis
Workplace Violence Is a Growing Problem

Workplace Violence Is a Growing Problem

June 16, 2021

A pressing issue Iowa workers face is workplace violence, which is why standards are required to maintain a safer work environment. Professionals, such as nurses, social workers, and emergency responders, are often at risk of harm. A recently introduced federal standard would help give Iowa’s workforce the protection they need. Is Workplace Violence on the […]

By Niko Pothitakis
Is OSHA Putting Iowa Workers at Risk?

Is OSHA Putting Iowa Workers at Risk?

June 10, 2021

In Iowa, eight workers filed federal complaints against the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) claiming that the agency practiced gross negligence that put workers at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. The workers represent employees in various industries, including health care, meatpacking, nursing homes, transportation, and others. An Alleged Failure to Protect Workers […]

By Niko Pothitakis
AFL-CIO Releases 2021 Workplace Safety Report

AFL-CIO Releases 2021 Workplace Safety Report

June 04, 2021

Although there’s been progress in reducing work-related injuries and deaths, AFL-CIO’s 2021 workplace safety report has shown that there’s still progress left to make. The introduction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has contributed to safer work environments in the U.S. for the last 50 years, but many workspaces are still far more […]

By Niko Pothitakis
Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Common Causes of Crane Accidents

May 17, 2021

Some of the most common causes of crane accidents include getting struck by objects, a lack of situational awareness, and improper crane operation. These and other causes are often avoidable and could be caused by one or more individuals’ negligence. The following is a breakdown of these common causes. Struck By Objects One of the most […]

By Niko Pothitakis
Danger on the Loading Dock

Danger on the Loading Dock

May 11, 2021

Every year, thousands of workers sustain injuries as a result of loading dock accidents. Several types of hazards are commonplace on loading docks, from large loads and congested workspaces to deafening noise levels and large trucks. With so many risks in place, it’s important for employers and employees to practice extra caution and have safety […]

By Niko Pothitakis
The Third Leading Cause of Construction Worker Injuries

The Third Leading Cause of Construction Worker Injuries

May 05, 2021

Electrical injuries are the third-leading cause of fatal construction worker injuries. Understanding the nature of these injuries can help workers avoid them on construction sites. Types of Electrical Injuries in Construction Accidents There are several types of electrical injuries that workers may sustain in a construction accident. These may include: Injuries resulting from falls after a worker […]

By Niko Pothitakis
The Second-Deadliest Workplace in America Might Surprise You

The Second-Deadliest Workplace in America Might Surprise You

April 21, 2021

According to a recent Scientific American study, nursing homes were the second-deadliest workplace throughout the pandemic in 2020. However, the data collected was limited and certain elements may make it the deadliest place to work in the U.S. What Makes Nursing Homes Dangerous The Scientific American study published in February found that nursing homes in […]

By Niko Pothitakis