Being prepared for emergency situations and providing training to emergency response members in the workforce is vital to risk mitigation and keeping employees safe.
Employers are required to establish a program to determine what specific types of personal protective equipment are required to keep an employee safe. PPE programs should include engineering, work practice, and administrative controls to help mitigate the risk of exposure to hazards; when these measures do not provide enough protection, employers must provide PPE to employees.
The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally transformed the work lives of many people from office-based locations to work-from-home (WFH) scenarios.
A fun trip to the swimming pool, waterpark, lake, river, or ocean is part of the joy of summer. However, the water that we swim and play in comes in contact with every surface of our bodies and can sometimes carry germs that cause problems long after we dry off.
Let’s take a look at some biological hazards workers may encounter during warmer months, or in warmer geographic locations, and what can be done to prevent illness and injury from these hazards
Depending on their geographic location, summertime can expose workers to physical hazards they don’t encounter at other times of the year. It is important for employers to recognize these hazards and mitigate risks associated with each of them by taking preventive, protective measures.
The CDC estimates that 5.6 million workers in the healthcare industry and related occupations are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Chemical eye burns are true emergencies. These kinds of burns can occur at home and at work and can lead to corneal scarring, glaucoma, eyelid injuries, dry eyes, decreased vision, and vision loss.