Workplace safety will be a focus in June as thousands of organizations across the United States will be celebrating National Safety Month. National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities.
Workplace safety should always be on the minds of employers and employees. One area of concern are the numerous risks that accompany material handling. Tasks such as lifting, carrying and pushing can make the workplace unsafe for your employees. Injuries associated with material handling can also be quite expensive with medical costs, lost productivity, and decreased employee morale. As an organization, you want to take preventive measures to minimize injuries and the costs associated with them.