Workzone Safety

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Product Spotlight: Hard Hats

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    Hard hats and other head protection are the best defense against head injuries on the job. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) notes that protective helmets or hard hats should: Resist penetration by objects Absorb the shock of a blow Be water-resistant and slow burning Have clear instructions explaining proper adjustment and replacement of the suspension and headband But hard hats do not provide adequate protection if they don’t fit. There should be Read More

  • Protect Your Head: Protective Headgear Saves Lives

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    Since head injuries can be life-altering or even fatal, it’s important to wear the proper head protection on the jobsite. Hard hats can protect both workers and supervisors from falling objects, bumping their heads on objects, as well as helping them to avoid contact with electrical hazards. Protective headgear, such as hard hats, has to meet ANSI standards or provide equal protection. Employers must select the type of Read More

  • Safety in Small Spaces: Preventing Confined Space Danger

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    Confined spaces can be extremely dangerous work areas because of their size. OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) defines a confined space as an area with “limited openings for entry or exit, is large enough for entering and working, and not designed for continuous worker occupancy.” Examples of confined spaces, according to OSHA, are underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits and silos. Permit-required confined spaces include those Read More

  • Video: How to Install a U-Channel Sign Post

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    When you're planning to buy new traffic or parking signs, you're probably also thinking about how you will install sign posts. With the right tools and techniques, your new signs and posts can be put up to stand the test of time. Watch this brief video to learn the correct way to install  U-Channel sign posts. Read More

  • Texting While Driving: Why It Matters That You #JustDrive

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    Last month, a new PSA was released that shows the dangers of texting while driving. In this haunting video, what starts out as a fun car ride with friends ends in tragedy. As the driver gets her phone to reply to a text message, she misses the stop sign in front of her. Suddenly, they get hit by an oncoming truck, and the car flips Read More

  • Pedestrian Safety In Your Warehouse: A Safer Layout for Forklift Traffic

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    As far as industrial sites go, warehouses, especially large ones, are unique in the sense that these facilities experience both outdoor and indoor traffic. Indoor traffic is a combination of pedestrian traffic and powered industrial trucks like forklifts moving along warehouse aisles. As you may know, large warehouses rely on forklifts and other material handling equipment to efficiently move their inventory from one part of the facility Read More

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