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How to Implement a Workplace Injury Prevention Program?

By Kris Smith | March 25, 2020

Although accidents can’t be prevented 100 percent because some things are bound to happen, they can be minimized and reduced significantly if a proper and well-structured injury prevention program is implemented. It is in everyone’s best interest if workers don’t get hurt. For example, from the worker’s perspective injuries can confine them to bed, lower …

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FAQS about Injury Prevention Programs

By Kris Smith | March 19, 2020

In the US, each year 3.3 million people are injured at work and 12 die daily. Most are preventable deaths and injuries which cost employers approximately $1 billion annually in compensation. Therefore, it is important to invest in injury prevention programs (IPPs) to minimize injuries, implement appropriate safety measures, and save the cost associated with …

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Benefits of Injury Prevention Programs

By Kris Smith | March 16, 2020

Your employees are the driving force behind the success and growth of your business. They are the most important and valued asset of your business, therefore, keeping them safe and secure while they are on the job is crucial. To ensure this, it is important to invest in injury prevention programs. Read on to learn …

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Working in Winter – Tips for Preventing Winter Workplace Injuries

By Kris Smith | March 6, 2020

As Ned Stark had said over and over again in his short interval in Game of Thrones; WINTER IS COMING. In fact, winter is here. But that doesn’t mean work can be dropped. After all, the Battle of Winterfell took place in a blizzard. In the real world, the arrival of winter and snow comes …

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Top Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries at Work

By Kris Smith | March 2, 2020

Second only to automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents account for approximately 15 percent of all fatalities in the US. In 2016, nearly 48,060 workers were injured, while 697 workers died in slip and fall- related accidents. Such accidents can range from minor to severe injuries. Some common types of injuries that workers can incur …

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Tips to Lower the Risk of Workplace Injuries

By Kris Smith | February 28, 2020

According to a report published by the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), almost 2.9 million non-fatal injuries and illnesses took place in the US private sector in 2016. This alarming figure shows that the private sector employers need to implement effective safety measures and injury prevention programs to lower the risk of workplace accidents and …

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Tips to Help Your Employees Build and Thrive in a Positive Safety Culture

By Kris Smith | February 24, 2020

The term “workplace culture” has become a bit of a trend in the workplace since more and more millenials started to make their way into the professional world. But it’s more than just a fancy word – it’s the system on which your entire organization functions. Safety culture does include safety systems and policies, but …

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Safety Training – How Do Behavior and Culture Come into Play?

By Kris Smith | February 21, 2020

What Exactly Is Safety Culture? The safety culture in an organization is the result of the combination of company and employee values, their attitudes, abilities, and behavior that collectively determine the health and safety management within the workplace. It is the trust and importance given to safety and health standards by employees that ensures the …

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Common Workplace Injuries

By Kris Smith | February 19, 2020

Workplace accidents are, unfortunately, a bitter reality, which can’t be denied. Hundreds and thousands of accidents occur in work settings annually, resulting in severe injuries and may sometimes even prove to be deadly. Accidents that lead to severe injuries or result in death are strictly treated by the court of law, penalizing business owners for …

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How Workplace Injuries can Affect Your Business?

By Kris Smith | February 14, 2020

In the US, private sector employers are required to conform to the latest workplace health and safety regulations enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This is needed to protect workers from the risk of severe injuries and fatalities, which can occur due to a variety of safety hazards in the workplace. Some …

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What is an Athletic Trainer (AT)?

Athletic Trainers are the perfect professionals to work with when it comes to injury prevention. Their numerous areas of expertise allow them to provide ergonomic and body mechanic training, identify at risk employees and provide …

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