Safety Stand-Down 2019

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What is a “Safety Stand-Down?” In the construction industry, a Safety Stand-Down is an event where normal work is put on hold while the site focuses on a safety issue. This is because the workers “stand-down” for about an hour to review important safety topics, and also give their feedback about current safety procedures. The […]

Administrative Professionals Day 2018

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Here at Onsite Safety, we love our Team Members. And there is no better way to show our appreciation than participating in the 2018 annual Administrative Professionals Day. In honor of all the hard work and dedication our support staff gives Onsite on a daily basis, we decided to give back with a week full […]

How To Boost Employee Engagement In Workplace Safety

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Workplace safety and employee engagement go hand in hand. An engaged employee is a safe employee. To boost employee engagement, introduce safety practices into the workplace to promote safe work habits and boost morale. Employee engagement plays a large role in safety and is especially important in the construction industry. Employee engagement in the construction […]

How To Spring Clean Your Workplace

Spring is in full swing- that means it’s time to clean! Spring cleaning can play an important role in your mental and physical health, making you feel a sense of renewal. Fulfill the task of spring cleaning in each aspect of your life including work life. A clean and organized workplace boosts productivity and increases […]

If You See Something, Say Something

Many have heard the phrase “if you see something, say something.” This motto, developed by The Department of Homeland Security in 2010, serves to engage the public in “protecting our homeland.” While “If you see something, say something” was created to raise public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, it was also […]

Mental Health Safety in the Workplace

Mental health is as important as physical health, which is a huge factor when taking workplace health and safety. Therefore occupation acknowledgment, respect and treatment of mental illnesses should be a top priority of employers. Whether or not one’s occupation is the root of their mental health struggle, it is an employers job to understand […]

Workplace Safety: An Employee’s Right

Every employee has the right to a safe and healthy workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is a US labor law that ensures each employee has such rights. This labor law was passed to encourage safer work conditions in most private sector workplaces for employers and employees in the US. When the […]

Tips for Better Office Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the study of people at work. The goal of ergonomics is to prevent injury at work and promote a safe and healthy office lifestyle. Soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal disorders can be caused by many day-to-day office lifestyle factors. Some common MSDs include carpal tunnel, tendinitis, muscle strain and degenerative disc disease. According […]

How To Prevent Workplace Violence

Around 2 million people are victims of workplace violence each year according to The Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Workplace violence is a broad term which includes many different acts that can be committed in the workplace. These acts include physical violence, harassment, verbal abuse, intimidation or any other threatening behavior. Workplace violence can take […]

PPE: The Last Resort

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Personal protective equipment is used in the workplace to protect employees from hazards. For example, construction workers should wear necessary hard hats, eyewear, footwear and gloves on the worksite. According to the hierarchy of hazard control, although PPE is one of the most common forms of hazard control and found on most worksites, it is [...]