On April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster killed 11 workers and sent 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. The incident was a huge environmental catastrophe but also an incredible human disaster.
In 2014, the United States suffered from 4,679 fatal work injuries. On average that is 13 deaths per day. Surprisingly, some of the most dangerous jobs also have the lowest annual salaries. The infographic below investigates the top dangerous jobs in the United States.
Each year, many people are either injured while working or develop medical diseases or conditions due to workplace exposures, but getting workers’ compensation can be a complex process if you’ve never navigated it before.
In order to elicit real change within an organization, like change in safety behavior, you must get buy in from each individual employee. By focusing on implementing new tools or processes, we can sometimes forget that addressing behavioral change is the the way to decrease safety incidents.
We are constantly receiving feedback that SafetyCulture iAuditor is making our users better at their jobs and even getting them promoted. Recently, we’ve seen that go one step further, with two of our users winning prestigious safety awards by implementing the SafetyCulture iAuditor app into their workplace.
When you have workers, contractors and clients to juggle for a project, things can get hectic very quickly. SafetyCulture is all about saving you time and cutting your inspection time in half by ditching the paper-based processes. A digital trail is secure and cost efficient.
A Gallup survey of 2015 revealed that only about 30% of Americans are actively engaged in their everyday work. Disengagement in an office setting leads to lower productivity and profit loss, but disengagement at a construction site could lead to employee injury or even graver consequences.
There are many practices in workplace safety that are often overlooked, undermined and neglected. Some of these practices can be fairly simple to put into action yet essential for companies that want a safety-focussed culture. We reveal six commonly undervalued workplace safety practices.
Goldcorp have a reputation for safety and quality throughout their production process and the company produced 2.9 million ounces of gold in 2013. In order to maintain large volumes of growth combined with safe production to ensure their workers go home safe every day, they turn to iAuditor for safety and quality inspections.
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