Northern Safety & Industrial

2022 National Safety Stand-Down

National Safety Stand-Down week is a time to raise fall hazard awareness across the country and stop injuries and fatalities caused by falls. This year it is taking place from May 2-6. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event that encourages...Read Full Article

Danger in Railroads: Safety Rules Around Tracks Include These 3 Hazards

There are approximately 147,000 workers employed in the rail industry as locomotive engineers, rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators, railroad conductors and yardmasters, and more. While they all have different roles, there is one...Read Full Article

Ladder Safety Guidelines

Each year, more than 300 people die from ladder-related accidents, while thousands more endure pain, disability, and long recovery time from their injuries. The American Ladder Institute (ALI) offers these tips to properly use ladders.Use the right...Read Full Article

Wellness Programs at Work

When companies make their budgets for health and safety, there are many costs to consider. Safety supplies and equipment, medical expenses, and traditional health benefits often appear to be the most essential financial needs for human resources...Read Full Article

Use Online Learning to Raise Awareness of the Dangers of Impairment

Safety training is integral to a company's success, productivity rate, and morale. Mental illness, fatigue, and substance use are obvious obstacles to ensuring a risk-free work environment, yet they aren’t always included in training programs....Read Full Article

Stay Safe! Avoid Slips, Trips, and Falls!

Slips, trips, and falls are one of the leading causes of workplace accidents. Injuries range from minor bruises to severe traumas and in some extreme cases, death. They’re also a very common cause of emergency room visits and workers’...Read Full Article

The Effects of Work on the Body

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a leading cause of workplace injury and cost billions each year in workers’ compensation and lost productivity. MSDs affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, and tendons. Carpal tunnel...Read Full Article

Accident Prevention Benefits Everyone

Reducing accidents in the workplace is a serious issue. Accidents lead to a loss of productivity, lower morale among other employees, and large financial implications. In 2020, there were 4,113 preventable injury-related deaths–a decrease from...Read Full Article

Fighting Substance Use, Mental Illness, Stress, and Fatigue at Work

Traditionally, worker impairment has been synonymous with drug and alcohol use on the job. However, mental distress and fatigue are just as important for employers to address. All kinds of worker impairment are serious problems and have grown...Read Full Article

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