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Summer Safety

Posted May 30, 2016

Summer’s Here! It’s finally here at last! The season for warm weather, grilling and picnics, water activities, travel, and outdoor fun! Practicing common sense and safety will keep you looking good, feeling good, and you won’t miss out on any of the fun. Continue reading →

Safety Observation Signal

Posted May 23, 2016

5-23-2016 RefereeHave you ever wondered how to communicate quickly with a worker that is too far away?  What about a language barrier that prohibits you from communicating with them?  A worker that is not easily accessible?

Many times it is not always possible to provide face to face communication or one on one feedback for safety observations.  The SOS card allows for immediate visual feedback to a worker depending on the color of the card being displayed. Continue reading →

Good Housekeeping For a Safe Space

Posted May 16, 2016

Housekeeping at a construction site, office, or home can often provide an indicator for the level of safety culture and expectations for that project or facility.  When housekeeping is highly maintained, injuries are typically quite low. When housekeeping is low, you can expect injuries will increase.  Why?
Poor housekeeping provides more safety hazards in the work and home environments, causing more chances for injuries to occur. The most obvious hazards of poor housekeeping are slips, trips, and falls from cluttered and dirty walkway areas. Continue reading →

Construction Safety Talk Series: Fall Hazards

Posted May 2, 2016

5-2-2016 Fall HazardsAccording to OSHA, Fall Hazards are defined as: Anything at your work site that could cause you to lose your balance or lose bodily support and result in a fall. Fall Hazards led to 349 construction worker deaths in 2014 (40% of construction site fatalities).
By identifying these hazards, and understanding how they happen, we can take steps to protect ourselves. Continue reading →

Construction Safety Talk Series: Struck-By Hazards

Posted April 18, 2016

4-18-2016 Struck-By HazardAccording to OSHA, Struck-By Hazards are defined as: Injuries produced by forcible contact or impact between the injured person and an object or piece of equipment. By identifying these hazards, and understanding how they happen, we can take steps to protect ourselves. Continue reading →

Construction Safety Talk Series: Caught-In or Between Hazards

Posted April 11, 2016

4-11-2016 Caught-In or -Between HazardsAccording to OSHA, Caught-In or -Between Hazards are defined as: Injuries resulting from a person being squeezed, caught, crushed, pinched, or compressed between two or more objects, or between parts of an object. By identifying caught-in or -between hazards, and understanding how they happen, we can take steps to protect ourselves. Continue reading →

Construction Safety Talk Series: The Fatal Four

Posted April 4, 2016

So many different activities occur in the construction industry, and with those activities come risk; at times, high risk. In 2014, 20% of workplace fatalities occurred in the construction industry, totaling 874 deaths. The Bureau of Labor Statistics identified four causes of death that were responsible for over half of those construction worker fatalities. Continue reading →

Daylight Savings Time

Posted March 7, 2016

Daylight Savings Time will begin for most of the U.S. at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13th. As you go around the house to set the clocks ahead one hour, use the check list below to perform a few additional tasks that will help to keep your family and home safe as well as prepared. Continue reading →

Safety Scores a Touchdown

Posted February 8, 2016

2-8-2016 Scott With HeadphonesThis is Scott Goodwin bringing you highlights of yesterday’s game between The Employees and The Injuries. The Employees have been winning all season, and last night was no different as they took an early lead to dominate the entire game. “We run the plays on the field just like we practice them; no exceptions,” explained The Employees coach. “Each player used all the right moves to avoid strains, sprains, and back injuries.”

Defensive Strategy for Avoiding Sprains and Strains Continue reading →

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

Posted February 1, 2016

Sign Collage“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign” is a great song from Five Man Electrical Band that puts into perspective our attitude about the overabundance of signage everywhere we go. Today we really do have signs for everything; signs that tell us what do and how to do it, where to go and how to get there, where we can’t go, what we have to wear, what will harm us and where to go if we get harmed…

But do we really pay attention to them?

This clutter of cultural communication is a direct result of our need for it, and we do need to pay attention. Continue reading →