How A Colorado Construction Company Is Saving Lives From Suicide

DENVER - What you do for a living can make you more at risk for suicide. People who work in isolation or have unsteady employment like in the agriculture and forestry industries are at the greatest risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported there are 85 suicides per 100,000 workers in those … Continue reading How A Colorado Construction Company Is Saving Lives From Suicide

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OSHA National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction – May 8-12, 2017 #StandDown4Safety

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. … Continue reading OSHA National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction – May 8-12, 2017 #StandDown4Safety

“The ABC’s & 1,2,3’s of Fall Protection”

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“OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection Final Rule Requirement Implementation Dates “

On November 18, 2016, OSHA finally published a final rule updating the walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards for general industry. Percolating since 1990 (55 FR 13360), reopened in 2003 (68 FR 23528) and again in 2010 (75 FR 28862), revisions to the walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards were long overdue. OSHA’s 500+ final rule gives employers new … Continue reading “OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection Final Rule Requirement Implementation Dates “

“Forklift Safety: 5 Factors That Reduce Lifting Capacity”

5 Factors That Reduce Lifting Capacity The maximum weight data placard on forklifts should never be regarded as the maximum amount able to be lifted. There are several factors that affect the lifting capacity, which is often reduced for various reasons. It is important to remember the lifting capacity is based upon the load center. … Continue reading “Forklift Safety: 5 Factors That Reduce Lifting Capacity”

“Behavior-Based Safety: Myth or Magic?”

Behavior-Based Safety: Myth or Magic? Behavior-based safety is a broad term used to describe everything from basic employee behavior audits and feedback to a comprehensive safety management system designed to change a company’s safety culture.   By: Sandy Smith EHS Today When it was introduced, behavior-based safety (BBS) was seen as a magic panacea for … Continue reading “Behavior-Based Safety: Myth or Magic?”

“OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks – Available In English & Spanish”

Aerial Lifts Quick Card [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: PDF | HTML] Avian Flu: General Precautions [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Poultry Workers [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Healthcare Workers [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Animal Handlers (Not Poultry Workers) [English: PDF | HTML | Spanish: HTML] Food … Continue reading “OSHA Quick Cards – Pocket Safety Cards For Tool Box Talks – Available In English & Spanish”

“Confined Spaces – “What To Do Before You Enter” #ConfinedSpace #StayAlive

80% of fatalities happened in locations that had been previously entered by the same person who later died. Each year, an average of 92 fatalities occurs from confined spaces locations due to asphyxiation, acute or chronic poisoning, or impairment. But, what is a “confined space?” A confined space is a space that: Is large enough … Continue reading “Confined Spaces – “What To Do Before You Enter” #ConfinedSpace #StayAlive

“NFPA 70E – 2017” – “LOTO & Arc Flash Proposed Changes From Second Draft Meeting “

The second draft meeting for NFPA 70E was held in Salt Lake City on July 18th through July 21st. There were 173 public comments acted on at the meeting. There are a few proposed changes to the standard that were acted upon that may garner the most attention. NOTE:  The official position of the committee … Continue reading “NFPA 70E – 2017” – “LOTO & Arc Flash Proposed Changes From Second Draft Meeting “

“The Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb9XdcO1cZk Many different types of industries are required to install and maintain eyewash stations for their employees’ safety and health. These eyewash stations are an important safety device that can be instrumental for mitigating a number of different types of eye injuries. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that work-related eye injuries cost … Continue reading “The Importance of Eyewash Station Maintenance and Monitoring”

“The “Vert Alert” Lanyard Attachment Warning System Saves Lives”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzGXmrV400s The VertAlert verbally warns the lift operator if the safety harness lanyard has not been properly attached to the lift anchor point. The VertAlert will not allow the lift to proceed UP until it has verified this proper attachment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI2Xmb4-F8A It will also collect and store data on lift activity including safety violations and … Continue reading “The “Vert Alert” Lanyard Attachment Warning System Saves Lives”

“Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns”

With the arrival of summer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched initiatives to alert employers and workers to heat and lightning hazards and the steps to take to prevent injury or illness from them. The official hashtag of OSHA’s annual heat safety campaign is #WaterRestShade, which is designed to encourage employers to provide … Continue reading “Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns”

“The Center For Construction Research & Training” – Construction Safety Toolbox Talk Topics In English & Spanish”

Handouts & Toolbox Talks (Click on the English link or Spanish link for Topic PDF File Download) (Charlas Informativas de Seguridad Ocupacional) CPWR maintains a large collection of toolbox talks. Below are 52 topics, one for each week of the year. CPWR has worked closely with NIOSH to ensure that this new series of toolbox talks incorporates … Continue reading “The Center For Construction Research & Training” – Construction Safety Toolbox Talk Topics In English & Spanish”

“How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

It’s probably happened to most of us. That momentary lapse of inattention thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. A stumble down a stairway. A trip over an uneven surface. Slipping on the ice. It can lead to a variety of regrettable events ranging … Continue reading “How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

“Are You Meeting This OSHA Requirement? – “Are You Training Your Employees In A Language That They Understand?”

In order for your Environmental and Health Safety (EHS) training to be effective, you must have clear communication with trainees. This goal may be hard to achieve with workers who speak English as a second language (ESL). However, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that an employer’s responsibility to provide employees with information … Continue reading “Are You Meeting This OSHA Requirement? – “Are You Training Your Employees In A Language That They Understand?”