Author: Onsite Safety

How to Survive The Corridor of Death!

Corridor Safety

The “Corridor of Death” The “corridor of death” refers to the dangerous, often narrow passageway where stairs lead to another room opening. When constructing a residential home, many builders have differing opinions of when and if it’s required to install handrails during the construction phase. A corridor with a steep stairway in a pre-construction home without […]

Your Guide to Scaffolding Safety: The Do’s & Don’ts!

scaffolding safety

The Do’s & Don’ts of Scaffolding Safety Scaffolding is a common task in construction, and it is a dangerous task if done improperly. In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 61 fatalities that were associated with scaffolding. All fatalities relating to scaffolding are preventable and OSHA has very specific scaffolding standards in place that […]

Safety Training: How Important is it?

OSHA Training

Workplace accidents, incidents, and injuries almost always relate back to one common root cause: lack of proper safety training. Proper safety training doesn’t just help you and your business remain compliant. Safety training helps employees gain an understanding of how to identify hazards and address them before any incidents occur. Hazards can be found in […]

The Day Of The Week With Most Accidents

Do you know what day of the work week has the most accidents? The answer is Monday. According to workplace accident data from the US Bureau of Labor, Monday is statistically the most dangerous day of the week for workplace accidents. In 2013, Mondays were responsible for about 167,000 instances of someone getting hurt at […]

What is PPE?

PPE - Types of PPE List
PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment. That can refer hard hats, gloves, safety goggles, protective clothing, earplugs, or any other piece of equipment that protects workers' bodies from injury. Companies should always provide PPE for their employees to protect them from job site hazards. It should be given free of charge, it should be fully [...]

4 Steps To Avoid Complacency In The Workplace

complacency in the workplace
Have a company mission statement Create an accountability system Practice SWA (Stop Work Authority) Follow up with Toolbox Talks One of the biggest issues facing businesses today, especially companies in the construction industry, is the dangers of complacency in the workplace. Over time, even the best workers become accustomed to doing tasks a “certain way.” [...]

Beating “The Forgetting Curve.” The Secret Method To Get Your Staff To Retain Training

Construction industry best kept secret toolbox talks

Your workers could be forgetting training a week later. That’s right, up to 90 percent of job site training is forgotten within a week. No matter how well you train or how great your corporate trainers are, the scientific fact is most workers lose 70% of the information after a day, and around 90% of […]

Stop Work Authority

Stop Work Authority Onsite Safety

The OSHA general duty clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, requires that each employer furnish to each of its employees a workplace that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm. Keep your workplace safe by creating a Stop Work Authority (SWA) […]

How To Spot A Bad Safety Culture

How To Spot A Bad Safety Culture

Is a bad safety culture bringing your organization down and leading to increased accidents? Here’s how to tell if your company has a bad safety culture, and what you can do to fix it. Here are 7 indicators that your organizations safety culture is dysfunctional: 1. Safety doesn’t start at the top.  People emulate what […]