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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 →

Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap.

Posted May 9, 2016

The American Cancer Society (ACS) advises everyone to get their hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen ready for the long, hot summer. Many of the 3.5 million yearly cases of skin cancer could have been prevented by using sun protection and avoiding indoor tanning. The ACS urges everybody to “Slip! Slop! Slap! & Wrap®.” 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: Electrical Hazards

Posted April 25, 2016

4-25-2016 Electrical HazardsAccording to OSHA…An Electrical Hazard can be defined as a serious workplace hazard that exposes workers to burns, electrocution, shock, arc flash / arc blast, fire, or explosions. 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 →

Emergency Preparedness

Posted March 14, 2016

Many people are concerned about the possibility of a public health emergency such as a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or disease outbreak. You can take steps now to help you prepare for an emergency and cope if an emergency happens. To help you prepare, we’ve provided step-by-step actions you can take beforehand to protect yourself and your loved ones. Continue reading →