Employee Safety

Health and safety in the workplace is important. Employee safety on the job site is enforced by OSHA (Occupational Health & Safety Act), which makes employers require their employees to abide by guidelines for safety purposes. OSHA was passed in 1970 to minimize workplace injuries. Workers are informed of rules to follow, told what protective workwear they need to wear to work, and trained to complete tasks properly and safely.

Your new boss just informed you that you'll need to get a pair of steel toe boots before starting your very first shift. What a pain, right? Before you roll your eyes and complain, remember your employer is just trying to keep your feet safe - and in certain occupations, it's required by law that you wear safety toe boots. As you're browsing Working Person's Store website for your latest work footwear requirements, think about why you need this type of coverage and when the heck people started wearing it. Toward the end of World War II (1939-1949), industrial safety became an issue. Before this time period, it was much cheaper and faster to replace an injured worker than introducing safety measures. Once liability costs increased, [...]

In any industry that makes use of powerful equipment and requires employees to work outdoors, there are bound to be some major hazards and risks.  For the construction industry in particular, OSHA has identified 4 construction hazards that are responsible for the majority of physical, financial and emotional losses.  What OSHA calls the “Focus Four Hazards” are Fall Hazards, Caught-In-Between Hazards, Struck-By Hazards and Electrical Hazards. The first hazard, fall hazards, are present at most worksites on a daily basis.  Anything that could cause a worker to lose balance or bodily support and result in a fall can be considered a fall hazard.  Falls from heights are the leading cause of deaths in construction and falls on the [...]

Today’s advancing industrial workplaces are full of unseen hazards and the people working at such workplaces are at great risk of jobsite injuries even fatal ones. Daily hustle and bustle while working at such sites leaves no room for being alert about your own body so it increases the risks further. The most susceptible body part to injury are your feet and we all know to do you job safely and accurately, you cannot focus on your feet all the time. Working efficiently thus requires a kind of safety footwear that can provide you with an ultimate protection for your foot all the time during your work. For this reason, here we are introducing different kinds of protective footwear that you require for working safely. Safety Toes: Every [...]

Don’t Mess Around With Combustible Dust

Combustible dust.  It is an explosion hazard that is not to be taken lightly.  Though OSHA seems to be stalling on the rule-making process when it [...]

Heat Stress Prevention: Monitors Make Sense To Use

Here’s something to think about: Heat Stress is expensive. A 2010 study in the state of Washington found that the average cost of a heat-related [...]

ASTM F2413 – 11 Footwear Safety Standards

When you are on the job, you always briskly do your tasks to meet the quality and deadlines that are set for you. You have so much to do on the already [...]

When Safety Footwear Becomes a Hazard

One way we can protect ourselves from workplace hazards is by wearing the proper safety footwear.  Safety shoes and boots can help workers avoid the [...]

Putting Safety First in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry

Good news for workers in the oil and natural gas industry: production in the U.S has increased dramatically, creating more and more jobs.  Since 2003, [...]

Workplace Injuries Facts and Stats

As the nature of jobs and the working schedules have become tougher, workplace injuries have become very much common these days. Keeping this fact in [...]

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