Proper Respiratory Protection

Employees need to wear the proper respirator when working in environments with insufficient oxygen or where harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, fumes, gases, vapors, or sprays are present. These types of hazardous exposures may causecancer, lung impairment, other diseases, or even death. Continue Reading →

Arial Lifts – Is Your Safety Up or Down?

Aerial lifts include scissor lifts, articulating booms, bucket trucks, and cherry pickers. Many workers are killed or seriously injured because: Employees were not wearing a harness and fell out of the equipment. They were in the equipment when it tipped over and rode it to the ground. They were operating in close proximity to overhead lines and got electrocuted when the equipment touched a power line or electrical wires. Employees were crushed or struck by the equipment and another object. Continue Reading →

High-Visibility Clothing – Are You Protected?

High-visibility clothing started in the highway industry where workers were exposed to vehicle traffic and needed to be seen in all light conditions. Today, high-visibility clothing is worn in any situation where we want visibility on a worker and can be required on all construction projects to bring attention to the user. Continue Reading →

Summer is Baaack!

Summer Time!! Yes folks, it's that time again! Time for warm weather, grilling, picnics, water activities, travel, and outdoor fun! If you practice common sense and safety in all of your activities you will keep looking good, feeling good, and you won’t miss out on any of the fun. Continue Reading →

Safety Takes a Vacation

When packing and making plans for a work road trip or vacation, don’t forget toinclude “Safety” in all your preparations and activities. Vacations offer time to escape from everyday concerns and provide time to rest and rejuvenate our bodies and minds. However, many of the hazards associated with everyday life will also follow you on your travels, so be sure to include “Safety” in all your plans. Even seasoned "road warriors" need to prepare for safe and secure travels. Continue Reading →

Fall Protection Awareness – “New Cage, Fixed Ladder Standards

New Ladder Safety StandardsThe new rule brought forward by OSHA sets out a requirement for employers to haveladder safety or personal fall arrest systems for fixed ladders that extend more than 24feet. It phases out the use of cages or wells for fall protection, and everything is to beimplemented under a very precise timeline. The revised ruling establishes a phase out of ladder wells and cages over the next 20years per OSHA 1910.128(b)(9)(i). Continue Reading →