Safety Photo of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

Caution: Somewhat Graphic Photo - Note: This Photo is the property of Jack Benton, and may not be used without written consent. Note: I dont know all of the details of this incident and only know that this accident was caused by failure to follow LOTO procedures. Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Introduction "Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)" … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Year: “Why Lock-Out, Tag-Out IS Vitally Important”

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How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report

An incident report needs to include all the essential information about the accident or near-miss. The report-writing process begins with fact finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. You may use a special incident reporting form, and it might be quite extensive. But writing any incident report involves four basic steps, and those … Continue reading How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report

Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand would like to provide you with patient information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season. Injury Profile Average age: 44 years Sex: Male … Continue reading Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

OSHA 300 Log – “Reminder: Post Your 2014 OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary By February 1, 2015”

OSHA Form 300A: A Step-by-Step Guide by Safety.BLR.com Download OSHA 300 Log Kit Here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/OSHArecordkeepingforms.pdf Related articles OSHA - DOL Web Tool Helps Employers Understand OSHA Recordkeeping (ehssafetynews.wordpress.com) OSHA 300A Posting Required by February 1. Changes Coming for Recordkeeping. (futureenv.blogspot.com) 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Posting Your OSHA 300A Form (hrishares.wordpress.com) Succeed Management Solutions, LLC … Continue reading OSHA 300 Log – “Reminder: Post Your 2014 OSHA Recordkeeping Annual Summary By February 1, 2015”

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

  "I wonder how many people were injured in the making of this video?" 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. … Continue reading How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

Safety Photo of the Day Portfolio #1 – August 2014

Harvard University – “Toolbox Talk & Safety Topic Resources”

Toolbox Talks A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion that focuses on a particular safety issue. These tools can be used daily to promote your departments safety culture. Toolbox talks are also intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site. Documents *Toolbox Talk Fact Sheet Accident Reporting & Investigation Toolbox Talk … Continue reading Harvard University – “Toolbox Talk & Safety Topic Resources”

Take This 5 Question Survey – “How Safe Is Your Company?”

Click Link Here To Take The Test: http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/marketing/safety-quiz/ Only half of employees believe their workplaces are prepared for a severe emergency, according to the third annual workplace safety survey by Staples Inc. And nearly two-thirds of those polled said recent natural disasters have not led to their employers reassessing company safety plans. The survey, in honor … Continue reading Take This 5 Question Survey – “How Safe Is Your Company?”

“4-Step Forklift Preoperation Walkaround Inspection”

Do your employees know how to conduct a walkaround as part of a preoperational forklift inspection? The first step toward safe forklift operation is conducting the preoperational inspection. Forklift operators should conduct the inspection at the start of each work shift to ensure that the forklift will work properly. According to OSHA, 1 in 15 … Continue reading “4-Step Forklift Preoperation Walkaround Inspection”

“Two Perspectives of Safety………Watch & Learn”

The DuPont James River site was awarded the first annual E.I. du Pont Safety Excellence Medal in recognition of the interdependent workplace safety culture that has allowed them to work 30 years without an event-related lost workday injury. In this short video James River employees share, in their own words, why they make safety a … Continue reading “Two Perspectives of Safety………Watch & Learn”

“Why Do We Let OSHA Inspect?”

By Meagan Newman We let OSHA inspect because we have to, right? Actually, no—we do not always have to let them inspect. This is a question that comes up quite a bit with employers, both the kind that see OSHA inspectors frequently and those that have never had the pleasure. The answer, that we do … Continue reading “Why Do We Let OSHA Inspect?”

Top Chicago Business of the Day – “United Scrap” – Cicero, Illinois

  Marsha Serlin - Founder and CEO Marsha Serlin founded United Scrap Metal in 1978 and began building her company with $200 and a rental truck. At that time, Marsha was a divorced single parent, solely responsible for two young children. She saw an opportunity to support her family by gathering scrap from alleys, manufacturers and … Continue reading Top Chicago Business of the Day – “United Scrap” – Cicero, Illinois

Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFvwrSJk_SE Who Must Comply HOS Final Rule Most drivers must follow the HOS Regulations if they drive a commercial motor vehicle, or CMV. In general, a CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business and is involved in interstate commerce and fits any of these descriptions: Weighs 10,001 pounds or more … Continue reading Updated! FMCSA – “Summary of Hours-of-Service (HOS) Regulations”

Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

Note: This video may sound and seem funny, but it's not, these are dangerous acts and accidents! Frequently Asked Questions about Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training The powered industrial truck operator training requirements apply to all industries where trucks are being used, except agricultural operations. 1. What is the definition of a powered industrial truck? … Continue reading Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

Behavioral Safety Minute: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Feedback

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8CrjTHprC0 When it comes to safe and unsafe behaviors in the workplace, employees on the front-line are often uncomfortable giving peer to peer feedback. Some likely feel it isn’t their place to speak up, while others may think it won’t be effective.  In our latest Behavioral Minute, ADI senior consultant, Bart Sevin, identifies the benefits … Continue reading Behavioral Safety Minute: The Power of Peer-to-Peer Feedback

“The Fatal Four” – Safety in the Construction Industry [Infographic]

Safety should be one of the top priorities of any construction company. Since the 7th annual Construction Safety Day is just around the corner, Viewpoint decided to take a deeper look at the construction industry’s safety statistics over the past decade. The infographic below breaks down the most common injuries in construction, work fatalities in … Continue reading “The Fatal Four” – Safety in the Construction Industry [Infographic]