Frequent Toolbox Talks Can Help Build A Safety Culture

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Toolbox talks are a great way to get together with your team and discuss safety. A toolbox talk is a meeting designed to discuss a specific job or workplace related topic. These meetings are held to refresh minds for an upcoming event, job or workplace related issue. These talks should aim to refresh, motivate and […]

Can You Spot Heat Exhaustion?

Heat Exhaustion

Do you know the signs of heat stress? Each year heat exposure affects workers, leading to sickness and in some cases death. Most heat hazards are thought to occur while working in high temperatures outdoors, but heat hazards are present indoors as well. Employers and workers should be trained and knowledgable on preventing and treating […]

Prevent Drowning This Summer With These Water Safety Tips

Water Safety

It’s officially summer and the sun is scorching. Many would consider a perfect summer day to consist of cooling off by a pool, boating in the lake or spending a day at the beach. All common pastimes for those looking to escape the heat; all with potential risk. Water safety could potentially save a life. […]

Take Time To Stretch: Importance Of Workplace Stretching

Stretching

Stretching improves muscle elasticity and leads to increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Many stretch before and after a workout, upon waking in the morning or even after a road trip, but what about workplace stretching? Ergonomically sound tools and habits are key to an efficient working environment. One of those primary habits […]

Follow These Tips For Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

OSHA requires workers to be able to recognize and minimize hazards related to ladders. OSHA ladder safety standards are sixth within the top 10 most frequently cited. When working with ladders it is important to remember that they have great potential for hazard and you should do everything within your power to prevent those hazards.  Behavioral […]

Get Fall Protection Training, Don’t Be Like This Florida Contractor

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A Florida framing contractor was cited for exposing employees to unsafe working conditions by permitting work without use of fall protection. OSHA fined the contractor for this safety negligence and the contractor faces penalties of $199,178. The employer could have avoided these citations and penalties with proper fall protection training. A fine that large can […]

The Importance Of Providing Spring Construction Safety

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Spring is well under way, which means blooming flowers, spring showers and more construction hours. Now that bad weather is out of sight for a bit, it’s time to make up for lost days. Many workers find themselves juggling the fact that construction projects may have gone past their completion date and unfinished work now […]

Here’s What You Should Do After Stand-Down Week

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National Safety Stand-Down week has come to an end, now what? Even after the week and safety events have ended, safety awareness should go on. Everyone should celebrate participation in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down and keep safety awareness going. What to do after Safety Stand-Down week: Download your certificate of participation After hosting a safety […]

How To Organize A Successful Stand-Down

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This week is National Safety Stand-Down week. May 7-11 is dedicated to encouraging employers to take the time to discuss fall prevention and other job hazards with their employees. A stand-down can be very simple to put together for your employees. First, you are succeeding as long as time is taken to discuss workplace hazards with […]

Help Prevent Falls This National Safety Stand-Down

Safety Stand-Down

Falls happen fast. One step could cause a fall leading to injury or fatality. Good news: Falls can easily be prevented and National Safety Stand-Down provides the opportunity to discuss how. OSHA dedicates this week, May 7-11, to fall prevention in construction. Falls make up the highest percentage of deaths among workers in the construction […]