Tag: safety

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 […]

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

OSHA Paving Machine Death Safety Fine

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Prevent Drowning This Summer With These Water Safety Tips

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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

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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 […]

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 […]