safety

  • Make Your Company Vehicles “Text-Free Zones”

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    Texting while driving is a serious safety problem. According to statistics provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), fatalities due to distracted driving increased more than 75% with each additional 1 million text messages. To help employers keep their workers safe while on the job—on the road—OSHA has established guidelines that educate those workers about the dangers of texting while driving and how to eliminate those Read More

  • Keep Workers Safe Behind the Wheel: Making Road Safety Part of Your Company’s Plan

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    If driving is a job responsibility for any of your workers, it’s a good idea to have a company-wide road safety program. NETS (Network of Employers for Traffic Safety) helps employers create and maintain their road safety programs with the NETS’ Comprehensive Guide to Road Safety. NETS outlines the four pillars of road safety management: road safety management system; driver and passenger requirements; journey management requirements; and vehicle Read More

  • Stay Alert on the Job: Managing Driver Fatigue

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    If your workers drive on the job, you need to make sure they’re not tired on the job. Driver fatigue can put your workers and others around them in danger. The signs of fatigued driving, as identified by NETS (Network of Employers for Traffic Safety), are highly recognizable and include difficulty concentrating, missing an exit or driving over the “rumble strips” on the side of the road. Managing Read More

  • Watch Your Back: Safety Tips for Stocking Shelves

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    According to a 2011 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), workers in warehousing and retail industries incurred the highest rates of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), as well as employees in wholesale trade and construction, healthcare and transportation. Of all the reported employee injuries and illnesses, the 387,820 instances of MSDs make up 33% of those workplace issues. Factors in Back Injuries at Work For such seemingly small Read More

  • Back To School, Back to Cleaning

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    Now that another school year has begun, educational institutions across the United States are faced with another set of responsibilities. One of these concerns is the cleanliness of the school. As the health and safety of both students and staff is greatly dependent on the sanitation and maintenance of the school, this should be one of the top priorities of administrators and managers. Unfortunately, the start of the school Read More

  • 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

  • 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

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