CopperPoint Blog

January 28, 2019

Keeping your employees safe and your business running in an emergency requires a thoughtful plan. Employers may want to take time to prepare for incidents that put their businesses at risk, because in the heat of an emergency, a company – small or large – may not know how to properly handle and address an incident without a game plan. 

January 28, 2019

As part of a comprehensive health and safety program, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that employers provide workers with hearing protection.

Excess noise in the workplace may cause workers to develop hearing problems, and prolonged exposure to occupational noise may result in permanent damage. Businesses may want to make sure workers are equipped with workplace safety resources like ear muffs and other hearing protection devices that are essential to limit common noise exposures.

January 28, 2019

One of the leading causes of workplace injuries each year is from slips, trips or falls, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

The federal agency reports that 15% of all work-related fatalities throughout the United States are the result of a slip, a trip or a fall. These types of accidents may be prevented with a little care and caution. 

Many factors can be cited for the cause of these incidents. Some of the most common are:

January 28, 2019

When workers driving vehicles aren’t prepared for snow, black ice and extreme cold, they may drive too quickly and get into an accident or become stranded and fall victim to frostbite, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Employers may want to focus on educating workers about winter driving hazards to avert an occupational injury or illness from occurring while workers are behind the wheel. It also may be beneficial to prepare company vehicles for winter weather.

Being safe while on the road

January 28, 2019

This year’s influenza (flu) season is upon us and is expected to continue until May throughout the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends three actions to reduce your risk:

1. Get a flu vaccine.