Tag: OSHA

Hurricane Safety Procedures: How To Keep Workers Safe

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The effects of a hurricane can be deadly and damaging, therefore the more proactive you are, the less down time you will face as a company. When it comes to hurricane safety, preparedness is everything. A good way to incorporate a natural disaster preparedness discussion may be through a toolbox talk. Use this to discuss […]

Central Florida Company Is Fined By OSHA After Employee Is Crushed To Death By Paver

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This week, OSHA fined a Florida paving company $16,814, including the maximum penalty under the law, for failing to provide “a place of employment free from recognized hazards.” That’s because back in May of this year, a 72-year-old employee of the paving company was run over by the paving machine he was operating on a […]

OSHA Top 10 Most-Cited Violations for 2017: A Change In Rankings

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Each year OSHA publishes a list of the most-cited violations. This OSHA top 10 aims to bring awareness to the commonly violated standards on worksites and the hazards these violations can cause. It’s also a warning to your workplace; if you’re violating these standards, you’re likely to get caught. It’s good practice to reference this […]

Rolling Scaffold Safety Standards and Tips

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A rolling scaffold is a type of supported scaffold set on wheels. Rolling scaffold’s design allows for easy movement, creating a more efficient workplace. Workers who frequently change their position use rolling scaffolds regularly. Safety standards for rolling scaffolds are necessary to understand and differentiate from other scaffold standards because of their mobility. As with any […]

Follow These Scaffold Safety Golden Rules

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A scaffold is an elevated, temporary work platform used to support employees and their materials. It is essential that a competent person is onsite at all times to ensure OSHA guidelines are followed during scaffold use. Every person who accesses a scaffold requires scaffold safety training. There are four categories of personnel on scaffolding worksites: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]