Every seven seconds a worker is injured on the job. In 2017, these injuries led to more than 104 million production days lost. From offices to construction sites, employees can suffer ergonomic injuries in myriad ways, including pushing too much weight, repeating tasks or sitting in an awkward position.
John Newquist, former OSHA area director in Peoria, IL, and an agency employee from 1983 to 2012, identifies records/documents – what he calls the “scary 13” – employers often can’t produce during an inspection.
Having to treat anxiety or depression in injured workers along with physical pain can significantly increase both the costs of workers’ compensation claims and the time away from work, a new study found.
If you are in a safety leadership role, you are actively trying to keep your employees engaged in the mission. Whether you realize it or not, you’re in the business of marketing. Eventually your employees might drift, and you need to find ways to reengage them.