Workzone Safety

  • Avoid Distracted Driving Mistakes: Keep Your Workers Focused and Off the Phone

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    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 company vehicles, or even their personal vehicles? For their safety and Read More

  • Get Ready for Spring: Tips for a Safe Work Zone

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    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 Read More

  • OSHA: Celebrating 44 Years of Safety

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    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 Read More

  • Employee Communication Helps in Reporting and Preventing Accidents

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    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 Read More

  • Vehicle Safety on the Jobsite

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    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 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

  • 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

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