Forklift Accidents – Causes and Prevention

forklift safety and accidents infographic

This infographic shares some pretty eye-opening data about forklift accidents. With over a million forklifts in use around the United States every day, it’s no wonder that accidents occur. In fact, according to the numbers presented here, 90 percent of all forklifts will be involved in some type of accident during their lifetime. The main focus of this infographic is presenting the 10 most common […] Read more »

Guide to Safety Shoes Symbols

Safety Shoes infographic

Many professions have specific requirements about the footwear worn by their workers. While there are special standards and symbols in the U.S., these are quite difficult to understand. There are plenty of work hazards and many different levels of protection offered by different footwear. The hazards involve the danger of slipping, working with heavy objects that might crush the toes, and electrical hazards, to name […] Read more »

What to Expect During a Surprise OSHA Inspection

OSHA infographic

An unannounced inspection from OSHA is a stressful and sometimes frightening situation. This infographic, titled “Surprise OSHA Inspection!! What to Expect” gives the viewer some advice on the procedure that occurs when OSHA visits. Interestingly, OSHA has very few inspectors (2,200) to cover the entire United States. The businesses that tend to get these inspections fall into a couple of categories. They have been inspected […] Read more »

The ABCs and 123s of Fall Protection

fall protection infographic

Fall protection is a topic that lends itself to the infographic format. Visuals are needed to simplify the explanations. While this infographic, titled “The A, B, Cs and 1, 2, 3s of Fall Protection” is a good overview, with simple, clear, visuals and easy to understand text, it should not be considered the ultimate resource for learning about fall protection and personal fall arrest systems. […] Read more »

The 10 Most Hazardous Jobs in the U.S.

Hazardous Jobs infographic

This infographic highlights which jobs in the United States are the biggest danger to workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS) regularly publishes data about workplace hazards. This infographic uses the most recent (2014) data that has been made available. You can probably guess which jobs are considered dangerous, but some of them may not have occurred to you. The two most dangerous jobs […] Read more »

Leading Causes of Workplace Injuries

workplace injury infographic

The U.S. spends over $55.4 billion annually treating workplace injuries. This infographic explores the 10 most common types of injuries in the workplace where that money is spent. Amazingly, the first three types of injuries account for over fifty percent of the injuries that occur. By showing what types of injuries are most common, we hope to create awareness. Reducing hazards in the workplace by focusing […] Read more »

Common Causes of Fire in the Workplace

Workplace fire infographic

Neglecting fire safety poses a huge risk to a business. Serious workplace fires put your staff in a dangerous situation and could result in the end for your company. The cost of fire to a business can be so large that it’s often very difficult to recover from especially if expensive assets such as machinery and vehicles get destroyed. This infographic identifies some of the […] Read more »

Young Workers: Safe, Healthy, and Ready

Why do we celebrate International Youth Day? Do you know that every year there are millions of young workers entering the workforce? These young people should be learning in a university or campus. They should be studying to be future doctors, engineers, lawyers and pilots, but instead they are working different jobs in constructions, food chains, and have no choice but to risk their future […] Read more »

Industrial Dust Control Prevents Explosions and Serious Hazards

Did you know that a dust explosion occurs every week? Industrial dust control is essential in preventing these situations. A dust layer of just 1/32″ thickness over 5% of the floor can cause a very destructive explosion. As a result of inadequately addressing this hazard, there have been 281 incidents and 119 people killed since 1980. Furthermore, nearly 2 million US employees are exposed to […] Read more »

Heavy Lifting: How To Do It Right

Back injuries at work are mainly caused by heavy loads. They can also be caused by bad posture and wrong lifting technique. Employers must protect their employees. They are obliged to provide adequate training, equipment and guidance to prevent injury and harm. Unfortunately, heavy lifting accidents and manual handling accidents continue to happen. Back injuries can be incredibly painful. To prevent these kinds of injury, employees […] Read more »