When employers forbid paid time off for illness, infectious workers spread disease and hurt business.
The average American gets about 40 minutes less sleep the night after pushing the clock ahead an hour—with measurable consequences for on-the-job safety.
Depending on the type of business you run and the capacity in which your employees operate, your workers may encounter any or all of the following workplace injuries.
Each state determines its own workers’ compensation benefits, which means workers in neighboring states can end up with dramatically different compensation for identical injuries.
In the course of an average workday, many of us perform tasks in a variety of fields that could potentially put our health and welfare at risk. While our jobs may seem harmless, the fact is that workplace injuries can and do happen anywhere.
As technology frees us up from a set work location, workplace ergonomics are starting to look a little different. While product designers once had to optimize one set work location for optimal ergonomic postures, technology now is driving us to different postures in many places throughout the workplace and beyond.
While yoga studios, massage therapists, and ergonomic work stations might help our country’s army of desk-chained workers, the men and women pouring their sweat and tears into the manufacturing and construction industries don’t often have the opportunity to take advantage of these amenities. It’s important that we are taking into account their health and safety, for the worker’s benefit and for the overall economy’s.
Now that the government’s occupational safety agency is, the findings aren’t pretty.
We are mismatching ourselves with the surroundings that we have developed, despite knowledge that should make us wiser. If we continue along this path, we will be akin to a king Alaskan salmon leading his school to the tropics.
Here, we present the 10 most reported workplace accidents in our country, according to the National Safety Council, OSHA, and data compiled annually by Liberty Mutual Insurance from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Academy of Social Insurance.