Ohio Awards Safe Workplaces

A total of 34 employers in the Portsmouth, Ohio area were recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (BWC) for operating their business for one full year without any workplace injury or severe illness that kept workers away from work for more than one day. BWC Administrator/ CEO Sara Morrison said. “Keeping workers healthy and productive is the type of commitment that we need to build a culture of safety in every Ohio workplace. Accolades aside, I’m sure there is no better reward for these employers than to see their employees go home safely to their families after each shift,” Those local employers that were awarded the 100% Award include: Advantage Skilled Care All Seasons Heat

Health And Safety Risks in Sawmills

A volunteer group met up last summer in North Bay, Ont. at the Workplace Safety North (WSN) headquarters to discuss a workplace risk assessment. Representatives from fifteen different sawmills including management, government, labor and others were asked the simple question “What keeps you up at night?” and the answer is not as obvious as you may think. While the thought of a slip and fall near a wood chipper or having a tree sized log moving through the air may keep employees and management worried, the top risk that everyone agreed on was Substance Abuse. The worry of substance abuse in the workplace is not only an issue in the sawmill industry, it is a worry in all workplaces. The issue d

Tire Manufacturers Earn USTMA Safety Awards

U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) handed out siz safety awards to six tire makers with operation in the United States for their excellent efforts in worker safety and health in 2017. The USTMA created new Leadership Awards that honor companies that promoted innovative practices to improve their workers safety. The four companies that received the Leadership Award in 2017 are: Bridgestone Americas Inc. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Michelin North America Inc. Sumitomo Rubber Industries “USTMA members share a vision for U.S. tire manufacturing industry of zero injuries in the workplace”, says the CEO and president of USTMA, Anne Forristal Luke. Over forty plants including manufacturers

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