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Falls in Focus

11 Nov: Falls In Focus

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), falls accounted for 350 fatalities in the construction industry during 2015. It’s no surprise that falls have gained special attention from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as one of…

Fall Back

30 Oct: Fall Back – Safely

Many of us look forward to the hour of extra sleep we can enjoy as Daylight Saving Time ends in November. The intent of this ritual is to save energy, but the seemingly subtle change can have a profound impact on…

Lockout Tagout

16 Oct: Lockout/Tagout

To ensure employees’ safety when electrical equipment is inspected, serviced or repaired, cut off the power source and follow lockout/tagout procedures. OSHA’s standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout), found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.147,…

Chemicals

26 Sep: Chemical Safety Applies to You

Chemical Safety You may not think that chemical safety applies to you. However, even common cleaning products are considered chemicals and could be potentially hazardous. Would you know what to do if some household cleaners accidentally got onto your skin or…

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12 Sep: Beware of Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in the blood that can cause disease. Common examples include hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). There are over 500,000 people infected by one of these diseases annually, but many people don’t…

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21 Aug: Keeping It Clean

Keeping it clean – Proper housekeeping is the first sign of a company’s commitment to health and safety. It sets the stage for employees closely following safe work rules and can be a sign of a strong safety culture. Good housekeeping…