Top 10 Hottest Workplace Safety Articles of 2022

Find out which 10 Safety+Health articles were most popular among your fellow safety pros this year.

Melissa J. Ruminski
January 20, 2023

For more than 100 years, Safety+Health magazine has been a trusted source for occupational safety and health professionals, and 2022 was no exception. The millions of pages viewed on our website included both new content and perennial favorites from our archives. With thousands of articles to choose from, readers were most drawn to these 10 articles. Check them out as you start a new year of keeping people safe – and visit safetyandhealthmagazine.com daily for news, tips, webinars and more. 

  1. Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2022
    Meet the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2022 – young safety professionals who have a proven track record of safety leadership and are committed to continuous improvement.
  2. Salary Survey 2022
    Safety pros: How does your salary stack up? In Safety+Health’s annual Salary Survey, we break down salaries by job title, experience, education level and more.
  3. The 2022 CEOs Who 'Get It'
    Check out these Q&As with the National Safety Council 2022 CEOs Who “Get It” – nine leaders who demonstrate a personal commitment to worker safety and health.
  4. The Hierarchy of Controls
    We look at the Hierarchy of Controls, and how the framework can lead to “the implementation of inherently safer systems, where the risk of illness or injury has been substantially reduced.” Also: How well do you know the hierarchy? Take our quiz to find out.
  5. OSHA’s Top 10
    We’ve got final data for the most frequently cited OSHA standards of fiscal year 2022, plus the highest penalties, the Top 10 by OSHA region, an exclusive Q&A with OSHA’s Patrick Kapust, and more.
  6. 7 common workplace safety hazards
    NSC expert consultants travel across the country – and the world – to visit worksites and conduct safety audits. Learn about seven hazards they frequently find, and what can be done to eliminate them. 
  7. 11 tips for effective workplace housekeeping
    Good housekeeping is crucial to safe workplaces. Experts agree that all workplaces – from offices to manufacturing plants – should incorporate housekeeping in their safety programs, and every worker should play a part. 
  8. Recognizing hidden dangers: 25 steps to a safer office
    A surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting. Identifying the risks and putting simple modifications in place can help prevent injuries. 
  9. Reporting near misses
    Tracking near misses, determining how and why they happened, and taking corrective action can prevent similar – or more serious – incidents from happening in the future. 
  10. Returning to work after a stroke
    Data shows that, every year, nearly 800,000 people experience a stroke. What can employers do to help workers who’ve had a stroke get safely back to work? 
Melissa J. Ruminski

Melissa Ruminski is editor of Safety+Health magazine, a publication of the National Safety Council.

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