News & Views Month: May 2016
Have 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 →
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 →
According 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 →
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