Workplace Safety

  • How to Make Your Parking Lot ADA-Compliant

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    Do you know for sure if your parking lot is ADA-compliant? There is a lot to know to ensure you’re following all of the rules and regulations outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Having accessible parking is one of the most important components of the ADA. First of all, you must provide an adequate number of accessible parking spaces depending on the size of Read More

  • Fight Back: How to Protect Workers During a Pandemic

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    A pandemic, defined by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), is “a global disease outbreak and can be caused by a variety of agents, including influenza and coronaviruses.” Most recently, Ebola has been making news as a very dangerous pandemic. Since the threat of Ebola now exists in the U.S., it’s important that workplaces remain on-guard to avoid the spreading of Ebola and other infectious diseases among workers. OSHA Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    OSHA introduces new rules regarding the reporting of injuries and cites companies for jeopardizing the safety of their workers. Learn what the new rules could mean to you, and what led to these latest OSHA violations. New Rules for Reporting Severe Injuries Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, employers must communicate with OSHA whenever an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of Read More

  • Traffic Safety in the Work Zone

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    Work zones can be danger zones. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 609 construction and maintenance work zone fatalities in 2012. One of the dangers of a work zone is the risk of a worker being struck by a vehicle, and it’s important to put processes in place to maintain the safety of workers, as well as motorists traveling through work zones. Read More

  • OSHA Updates Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has updated employer responsibilities regarding the reporting of injuries and illnesses with the goal of preventing future injuries. Effective Jan. 1, 2015 (for employers in states covered by federal OSHA), employers must inform OSHA when an employee is killed on the job, or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The new rule includes two core updates. OSHA is updating 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

  • 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

  • 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

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