It can be difficult to go to work in the morning knowing that not all safety precautions have been taken by your employer to protect you and your co-workers. Do you simply not show up for the job, or do you take the issue to a supervisor or a human resource official? Do you file a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? Here are some things to keep in mind when suggesting safety changes at work.
When you get to work each day you likely aren't thinking about winding up in the hospital because of an accident. The sad reality is that this can and does happen all too often at workplaces all over Wisconsin. Even if your employer does not hold regular safety meetings, you should take it upon yourself to review safety policies at work so you are familiar with them.
Do you work in construction? Are you worried each day you go to work that you might be injured? It can be increasingly worrisome to work at a roadside construction site in Saint Croix, Wisconsin, for various reasons. The biggest reason of them all is that drivers have trouble slowing down or moving away from construction zones. Here are some roadside construction site safety tips for you to follow to help keep you free from injury.
Installing windows, doors and other glass items in homes and stores across the United States is more dangerous than a lot of people realize. Glass is just so widely-used today that we tend not to think of the inherent risks. For those who work as glazing contractors and glass manufacturers, though, the risk cannot be denied.
A job site can have rules and regulations. Employers can talk about safety in meetings. They can provide safety equipment and train employees so that they know how to use it. They can pass OSHA inspections. They can even talk to employees about accident risks and use examples of accidents that have happened in the past.
In many ways, an air nailer -- or a nail gun -- is one of the most dangerous tools on any job site. Though it does have built-in safety features, any misuse can cause catastrophic injuries.
Like any other tool on the job site, you need to know how to use a ladder safely. Many workers do not take the risks seriously. They just assume that a ladder is easy and safe to use, even with little to no experience. That's not true.
Suffering a broken bone on a worksite is overwhelming. Your mind begins to race and the first thing you think about is missing time on the job. This will affect your financial well-being and your health. You need to focus on caring for the broken bone and getting healthy above all else. Today, we will take a look at how you can care for a broken bone suffered while on the job.
We are in the middle of incredible heat and humidity as the summer winds down in Wisconsin. This might not be a problem for those of you who have the luxury of working indoors with air conditioning. For thousands of others, the heat and humidity can wreak havoc on the work conditions when they are outside. Let's take a look at how you can avoid heat exhaustion on the job in Saint Croix.
Construction workers are constantly in danger when at work in Saint Croix. Even if your construction site is known for safety and has strong policies in place, accidents can still happen that lead to severe injuries and even death. Workers who are constantly on scaffolding or working high off the ground should have fall prevention gear with them at all times.