Sharps-related on-the-job injuries occur at the rate of 1,000 each day. These injuries occur when an employee receives a stab wound from a sharp object that could potentially expose them to blood-borne pathogens. Most sharps injuries are from needles and scalpels, but other injuries from sharp objects can cause exposure. The risks include exposure to over 20 blood-borne pathogens, including dangerous and potentially fatal transmissions of hepatitis B and C or HIV..
Occupational Safety Resources
Employers waiting for a final [OSHA ruling on crane operator certification] received good news in December of 2018. The final ruling reduces complex compliance mandates for employers without compromising the health and safety of crane operators..
Does your company have a workplace safety strategy in place? The benefits for your business and your employees are real and measurable, and if your Boise workplace falls into specific regulated industries, OSHA compliance may be required by law..
In Boise, businesses that encounter workplace hazards must abide by OSHA standards. Most business owners have a commitment to keeping employees safe and healthy even without those regulations. In many cases, having a workplace safety program is the best bet for ensuring consistency and oversight. Here are some tips to get you started if you’re in the process of beginning a new program..
If you go digging into statistics about construction accidents, the numbers are a little shocking. Some statistics point to as many as 150,000 construction accidents occurring per year, some of them fatal..
Safety for every type of employee in any workplace is gaining the attention of employers, both in large industries and in smaller local businesses. And this is a very good thing. According to the 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries report, work-related deaths have been on the rise over the past three years. People are taking notice..
Anyone who works outside has to deal with insects, and usually, that's something workers just deal with... until it starts becoming a danger. Employers are encouraged to help outdoor employees take care to avoid vector-borne pathogens like Lyme disease, West Nile, and others. Here's a look at workplace safety regarding insects..
It’s important to have a plan in place for workplace safety, especially for sites that have heavy machinery and other equipment. This plan begins with the training of all employees, with specific training materials for each piece equipment and the various tasks of each worker. It’s a good idea to cross-train your staff as well, for optimal results in safety..
When it comes to workplace safety, there are plenty of concerns in any given business, and the dangers often depend on the industry and type of work being done. Even so, there are plenty of general steps you can take to make sure that the safety of your workers is at the top of your list of priorities. Here are just a few..