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10 Key Attributes of Injury Free Workers

Posted February 19, 2018

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 →

Office Outlet Overload

Posted September 18, 2017

Electrical safety in the office is extremely important. Even a small amount of electrical current can be damaging to our body. It can cause nerve damage or paralysis. Misusing electricity could result in many accidents, including fire. Did you know that electrical fires kill more than 700 people a year? Continue reading →

Heads Up!

Posted May 15, 2017

Whether it’s at a construction site, in the factory or manufacturing plant, or in the office, our common spaces can become crowded at times. Avoid collisions or near misses in the workplace. Not only will these tips keep you safe, they are common courtesy. 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 →

Office Outlet Overload

Posted January 9, 2017

Electrical safety in the office is extremely important. Even a small amount of electrical current can be damaging to our body. It can cause nerve damage or paralysis. Misusing electricity could result in many accidents, including fire. Continue reading →

Ladder Safety

Posted November 28, 2016

Falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. Take a few minutes to review ladder safety and to make a Safe Plan of Action before your next climb. Continue reading →

Fire Extinguisher Basics

Posted October 3, 2016

10-3-2016-how-to-use-a-fire-extinguisherTo avoid putting workers in danger, fire extinguishers should be located throughout the workplace and readily accessible in the event of a fire. You can usually find them in hallways, meeting rooms, kitchens, mechanical /electrical rooms, and near exit doors. Continue reading →

Fall Protection Requirements

Posted August 8, 2016

In the United States there are two regulatory agencies that can cite employers for not properly protecting employees. Both agencies fall under the United States Department of Labor; Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA), and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). These regulatory agencies are responsible for enforcing the safety and health laws to protect employees. Continue reading →

Working On and Around Electricity: Who’s Qualified?

Posted July 25, 2016

7-25-2016 Electrical ProfessionalThe main hazard: electricity is difficult to assess because you cannot directly see it. The only way to identify electricity’s presence is to properly use the right tools; a meter, or proximity detector. Only qualified persons should work directly with electricity. Even working indirectly with electricity, or around electrical systems requires you to be competent.

Do you have the skills and abilities to work around electricity? What about directly? So, what does OSHA say? Continue reading →

Electrical Safety Practices on the Job

Posted July 18, 2016

As a part of our Construction Safety Talk Series, we discussed how electrical hazards expose workers to burns, electrocution, shock, arc flash / arc blast, fire, or explosions. Accidents involving electricity can be fatal. To prevent electrical incidents, every time you enter a job site remember to: Continue reading →