We created these articles for Quill to post during National Safety Month, but made it seasonally neutral so they would hold up beyond June. Simply set an alert in your content management system (or calendar) for May of the following year to remind you to check for new data points and update the copy accordingly and you've got content that's practically evergreen with little maintenance!
I post them here both as an example of content that has a long life cycle, and as helpful information information that you can use share with others.
It's a cliché found on thousands of breakroom posters, but protecting workers from office injuries is every employee's responsibility - and it's a full-time job.
According to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, private employers reported nearly 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2012. Most were in service-providing industries, which employ almost 83 percent of American workers. The median number of days missed due to these ailments: 8.
Workplace injuries tend to revolve around trips, slips and falls; fire; germs; and ergonomics. According to the National Safety Council, slips, trips and falls account for more than 8.7 million emergency room visits each year. Many of these, of course, happen on the job. And in 2012, ergonomic injuries made up 34 percent of workplace injury and illness, causing affected employees to miss a median of 12 days of work.
by Margot Carmichael Lester, Quill® Contributing Writer
"When an emergency happens, you can't respond in an effective way unless you have prepared in advance," says Ben Hippen, an emergency physician in the San Francisco Bay Area." No one can predict a specific crisis, but you can make preparations to mitigate the effects of likely disasters." Learn how here.