Report That Near Miss

A near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, ordamage – but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in thechain of events prevented an injury, fatality, or damage; in other words, amiss that was, nonetheless, very near. Other familiar terms for these events is a “close call”, or in the case of moving objects, “near collision” or a near hit. Continue Reading →

Earthquake Safety

Thousands of earthquakes occur every day. However, major earthquakes are much less common. There is no effective warning system for earthquakes, so it is important to have an emergency plan in place and know how to behave when an earthquake strikes. Continue Reading →

Electrical Hazards

By identifying these hazards, and understanding how they happen, we can take steps to protect ourselves. According 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. Continue Reading →

Safety Summary at SSOE

At SSOE, we believe in our employee’s wellbeing. We understand that our employees areour most valuable asset. Continue Reading →

Proper Respiratory Protection

Employees need to wear the proper respirator when working in environments with insufficient oxygen or where harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, fumes, gases, vapors, or sprays are present. These types of hazardous exposures may causecancer, lung impairment, other diseases, or even death. Continue Reading →

Aerial Lifts – Is Your Safety Up or Down?

Aerial lifts include scissor lifts, articulating booms, bucket trucks, and cherry pickers. Many workers are killed or seriously injured because: Employees were not wearing a harness and fell out of the equipment. They were in the equipment when it tipped over and rode it to the ground. They were operating in close proximity to overhead lines and got electrocuted when the equipment touched a power line or electrical wires. Employees were crushed or struck by the equipment and another object. Continue Reading →