Safety in the Workplace
East Hampton, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2006
Today we spend the majority of our waking time at work, and unfortunately more and more accidents are happening in the workplace. Whether you are a factory worker, work at a desk job, drive a tractor-trailer, or are a nurse, safety is still a concern regardless of the title you hold. Workplace Safety Week is the week of June 12th through June 16th, but safety should be practiced every week at your own job. Workplace Safety Week helps make people more aware of what they can do to help keep them safe at work.
-In 2004, a total of 1.3 million injuries and illnesses in private industry required recuperation away from work beyond the day of the incident.
-Of the major occupational groups, transportation and material moving occupations suffered the most injuries and illnesses with days away from work.
Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics.
Protecting yourself from being injured on the job isnt always easy or in your control, says Richard Soloway, security expert and Chairman of NAPCO Security Systems (Nasdaq: NSSC), but there are ways to learn how to protect yourself and steps to take to be more cautious.
Soloway has compiled a list of safety tips for various work places: