• Stay Safe in the Work Zone This Summer

    workzoneblogpost7.25.16 If your workers are out in a work zone this summer, chances are you have already prepared them for the task. They should know what they need to stay safe on the job. But it’s always helpful to remind workers about safety protocol to ensure they follow proper procedures when they’re in a work zone. Here are some reminders to share with your workers:
    • Wear high visibility clothing.
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  • Spring Safety: Protect Workers in the Work Zone

    workzone As we begin spring and workers are on the job in outdoor work zones once again, it’s a good time for a refresher in how to stay safe in a work zone. Here are some important notes from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regarding work zone traffic safety. Work Zone Protections: Protect workers from motorists entering the work zone through the use of concrete, water, sand, collapsible barriers, crash cushions, and tr.. Read More
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  • Stay Safe Outside: Protect Workers Against Outdoor Hazards

    outdoorworkers Outdoor workers face many safety hazards unique to the outside world every day, regardless of the season. However, many of those hazards are more prevalent during the current and upcoming warmer months.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies two main types of outdoor hazards: physical hazards and biological hazards. Physical hazards include extreme heat, extreme cold, noise, lightning and ultraviolet (UV) radiatio.. Read More
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  • Young Workers on Your Summer Payroll?: What You Need to Know

    youngworkers Do you employ young workers for the summer? If so, you need to ensure you’re doing all you can to keep these typically inexperienced workers safe. OSHA cites many reasons that young workers become injured or sick on the job: unsafe equipment, inadequate safety training, inadequate supervision, dangerous work that is illegal or inappropriate for youth under 18, pressure to work faster and stressful conditions. Employers have many responsib.. Read More
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  • Working Outside: How to Beat the Summer Heat

    heat While it’s great to enjoy the fresh air when working outdoors, outside work can be hazardous—and even fatal—during the strong heat of the summer. Workers are at risk for a variety of heat-related illnesses. It’s important to know the warning signs and what to do if you or one of your workers begins to show symptoms of a heat-related illness. Heat stroke occurs when the body can’t regulate its core temperature. Symptoms include confusion, fainting, seizures, excessive sweating (or red, hot, dry skin), and a very high body temperat.. Read More
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  • Avoid Distracted Driving Mistakes: Keep Your Workers Focused and Off the Phone

    distracteddrivingnew April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) is marking the occasion with a new campaign, Calls Kill, to communicate how hands-free cell phones are not risk-free. Have you communicated the risks around using cell phones while driving with your workers? Do you know if they practice safe driving when they are operating compa.. Read More
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  • Get Ready for Spring: Tips for a Safe Work Zone

    workzone As spring nears and the weather gets warmer, more workers will be heading to outside work zones. Vehicle traffic that passes through those work zones, as well as equipment used in those areas, can present dangers to workers doing their job. So it’s important to put safeguards in place now that will keep workers safe throughout these upcoming warm weather months. One effective preventative measure is to develop a traffic control plan (TCP) that will safety direct drivers through a work zone. According to the American Feder.. Read More
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  • OSHA: Celebrating 44 Years of Safety

    OSHA44 If your workplace is a safe place today, it’s likely because of the work OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) does every day. It’s work OSHA has done for the last 44 years. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health, noted in his blog on the OSHA website how OSHA’s work began once President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act into law on Dec. 29, 1970. In the blog post, Micha.. Read More
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  • Employee Communication Helps in Reporting and Preventing Accidents

    employeecommunication Because employees are the individuals on the front lines, they oftentimes see what the managers don’t: both the good and the bad. If injuries or illnesses occur on the jobsite, they see what happened. Chances are, they know the exact cause. They may even know how to prevent it. For all of these reasons, employees must be encouraged to share what they see and what they know about any incidents in the workplace—even if no one is injured. It’s important that emplo.. Read More
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  • Vehicle Safety on the Jobsite

    vehiclesafetyonjobsite The threat of workers being injured—or even killed—by a vehicle on the jobsite is very real. Sometimes, drivers cause such accidents. But another cause can be the vehicles they operate, as well as other heavy equipment. That’s why it’s so important to ensure safety with motor vehicles or heavy equipment used on a jobsite. To help companies promote the safe use of vehicles and heavy equipment, OSHA provides many suggestions. For instance:
    • All vehicles are required to have a service brak.. Read More
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