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Workers’ Memorial Day is April 28

Posted April 24, 2017

Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA was established in 1971. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. Continue reading →

Construction Zone Safety

Posted April 17, 2017

Flagger SignOn average, more than 700 people die in crashes that occur in construction and maintenance work zones. This includes more than 100 workers at these road construction sites.

When traveling through construction zones, remember…we’re all in this together. Continue reading →

Safety Shortcuts

Posted April 10, 2017

Most of us know that accidents are caused by only two things – unsafe acts or practices, and unsafe conditions. Some of us even know that 9 out of 10 accidents are the result of unsafe acts, or things we do when we know better. This is kind of strange if you think about it. We have more to fear from our own actions than from any other job hazards around us. Why do we deliberately expose ourselves to injury every day? Continue reading →

Spring Training

Posted April 3, 2017

I’ll bet you didn’t know that working for your company automatically got you a position on the company safety team. The safety manager, let’s call him “Coach,” is a firm believer that, as a team, we win together and we lose together. So we all need to be peak performance players.

Here are some notes from Coach’s playbook: Continue reading →

10 Key Attributes of Injury Free Workers

Posted March 27, 2017

The following attributes and characteristics are the result of a nearly 10 year study and countless hours of personal interviews with employees who have worked their entire careers injury free. Continue reading →

Establishing a Safe Work Environment

Posted March 20, 2017

It takes both the employer and employee, working together, to establish a safe work environment. Continue reading →

Working Around Moving Equipment

Posted March 13, 2017

Construction sites, highway construction, manufacturing plants (big and small) all use mobile equipment such as cranes, trucks, earth movers, fork lifts and / or other material handling equipment to help with their work. Continue reading →

Moving Machinery Hazards

Posted March 6, 2017

Moving machinery is everywhere! Construction equipment, production machinery, process equipment, transportation devices such as automobiles and bicycles, home shop and yard equipment, and even office photocopiers contain moving parts to be avoided. Continue reading →

The Flu Season is Still Upon Us

Posted February 27, 2017

Flu season is starting to wind down, however it is still going strong in some areas. This year’s flu viruses are especially harmful to those persons over 65 and children under 4 years of age. The best way to protect against the flu virus is to get a flu vaccine each year. Continue reading →

Driving Safety

Posted February 20, 2017

When we drive the same highways, streets, back roads, maybe ride bicycles, or even walk, be aware that you are “always” traveling a different route every day. How can this be? Every day, hour, minute, and second brings changes along the route that demand our full attention so that we can recognize and react to the changes. It is easy to follow the same route or path and not notice the subtle, and perhaps dangerous, changes along the way. Complacency along the way can easily lead to serious results. Continue reading →