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  • Avoid Workplace Health Hazards!

    Out of our need for money, some of us suffer jobs we’re half-hearted to take in the first place. You can quit, but that would mean no food on the table and roof over your head. Here’s an article from The Daily Beast that will help you keep your job and be safe from health complications: “Five Reasons Your Office is Bad for You.”

  • Safety Risks You Can Avoid

    Safety hazards and your job (no matter what it is) are inseparable; however, in every danger there is a prevention just hanging around. The first step to precaution is assessing which of these hazards pose the worst damage for your employees and your business. Learn more from Josh Spiro in “9 Avoidable Workplace Health and Safety Hazards.”

  • Good News for Airline Ground Workers

    The working environment for airline ground workers is about to get more safe. OSHA is teaming up with the Airline Ground Safety Panel for the next two years. The goal of this collaboration is to gather data on the many hazards of airport groundwork, and come up with specific safety solutions which will increase the well being of workers.

  • Voluntary Safety

    Often, we hear news about companies being sued because of various workplace safety violations. On a brighter note, there are some industries that are taking it upon themselves to be responsible and ethical - even partnering with government agencies to make sure that their employees are safe and protected at all times. In return, not only do these companies avoid legal issues, they also receive awards and recognition for the good work put in. Read more about this in Michelle Chen’s article for the Huffington Post.

  • Barbaric Corporate Culture

    Manual labor has been one of the most common victims of occupational hazards over the years. For some reasons, some employers and companies find no problem in compromising the health and safety of their employees. Under the law and professional ethics, this should never be the case. All workers should be seen - and treated - as a company’s most valuable assets, worth more than any material possession.

    Unfortunately, a growing trend of corporate culture has been in the seams for a while now. Employers seem to be more interested in speeding up the work load of employees in order to make bigger profits for themselves. In the end, the ones getting the most benefit are those who sit in offices and merely overlook the operations in the workplace, while the manual laborers are exposed to a myriad of workplace hazards - improper or inadequate personal protective equipment, dangerous machinery, no first aid help available in the vicinity, and other circumstances which can cause different injuries, even illnesses (in the presence of certain harmful or toxic substances), and in the worst of cases, deaths. One case which embodies what we are trying to say here is Fred Hosier’s report on the 29-mendeathtollin 2011, where a mining company has been sued for a number of safety violations leading to the mass loss of lives.

    Majority of these mishaps can be easily and properly controlled - deaths and injuries can be considerably prevented from happening. All that there is to it really is to have the company adhere to the corresponding workplace safety and health guidelines for all workers as specified by the OSHA. Certain trainings and certifications may also be necessary, all depending on the kind of industry or the line of work involved. All employers must keep in mind that more than making money, they require the services of skilled workers - the very people who make all of their operations possible in the first place. It is only ethical and professional to give them the proper safety assurance and the right compensation for their work.

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