• Demolition Hazards on the Jobsite: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

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    Citing many recent fatalities, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has launched a new website focused on protecting workers from construction demolition hazards. On the new site, OSHA outlines how to avoid these hazards. The first step is to plan ahead. OSHA recommends completing an engineering survey before any demolition work begins. Next is to provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes protection for the eyes, face, head, Read More

  • ADA Marks 24 Years: Know the Guidelines to Stay Compliant

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    As the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) marked its 24th anniversary recently, it continues to evolve. The most recent example is New York State’s summer adoption of new legislation calling for the update of handicapped signage and logos. The new signs will not include “handicapped”; instead, using the word “accessible.” The logo will also depict a more “active” image. Whether or not you live or work in New York, Read More

  • Backing Construction Vehicles: How to Keep Safe from Moving Hazards

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    Backing construction vehicles can be a major safety hazard on the jobsite, leading to serious injury and even death. Recognizing the threat of danger, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) offers recommendations to keep workers safe from this particular vehicle hazards. NIOSH recently released a document outlining those threats and how to address them. While making sure equipment is operating properly is a key Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Many companies have been cited by OSHA for having unsafe working conditions and putting their workers at risk. Read more about the violations, as well as proposed changes to injury and illness reporting. Contractor Cited for Several Safety Hazards A construction company was cited by OSHA for 12 safety violations for placing worker in harm’s way for falls, burns and other workplace safety hazards during the installation of seawalls. According Read More

  • Giving is Old School for Seton's Branford Facility

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    Back-to-school shopping is both stressful and expensive. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on clothes, shoes, school supplies and electronics. For some families, that cost—which represents a 5 percent increase from spending of $634.78 one year ago—is much more than they can afford. Employees at Seton’s Branford facility made it easier for many local families Read More

  • 10 Tips to Make the Most of Your Parking Permits

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    Properly designed parking permits are very important to the safety and efficiency of any parking lot. When combined with proper enforcement and security, you can expect that most, if not all, users will have a good experience in your parking facility, whether it is a car park, parking structure, parking garage, carport or open-air parking area. When designing Read More

  • Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls in Your Workplace

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    Slips, trips and falls account for more general industry accidents than any other type of incident. And 15 percent of all on-the-job fatalities are attributed to slips, trips and falls. According to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, slips, trips and falls resulted in: • 680 fatalities • More than 285,000 lost work-time injuries The numbers may be startling, but there is still a Read More

  • Safety Slogans: A Reminder A Day Keeps Hazards Away

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    Safety slogans for the workplace are posted to serve as reminders of the importance of safe work practices and the dangers that exist when these safety rules are not followed. Whether there is a severe weather condition, harmful threat, a fire or power outage, everyone in your facility will be reminded what to do. Workplace slogans for safety are usually short and catchy to communicate a message people Read More

  • Noise Hazards in the Workplace: How to Quiet the Risk

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    Is your workplace harming the hearing of your workers? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), four million workers spend each workday in “damaging noise” and that 22 million are exposed to that damaging noise every year. NIOSH suggests that workers are not exposed to noise levels greater than 85 decibels (dBa) for eight hours. To prevent exposing workers to dangerous noise Read More

  • Shift Work: Keep Workers Safe Whenever They’re on the Job

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