Excavation Hazards

Trench & Excavation Hazards

Trench and Excavation Hazards Excavations and trenches are dangerous. The fatality rate for excavation work is 112% higher than the rate for general construction. With excavation hazards like cave ins and hazardous atmospheres, we have to stay vigilant to prevent incidents and accidents. What’s the difference between an excavation and a trench? An excavation as […]

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The Hazard of Heat Stress

The Temperature Is Rising… And So Is the Risk of Heat Stress The Concern of Heat Stress Workers are at risk for heat stress and/or dehydration when the activity requires workers to be in a hot environment where their core body temperature rises above 100.4 degrees. Operations that involve high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, […]

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Using a Third-Party Safety Professional

Using a Third-Party Safety Professional What is a third-party safety professional? A third-party professional is a worker who is independent of the company they are providing services to.  Whereas, a first-party professional is one that is within the organization, an employee of that company. The third-party professional is be able to provide a variety of […]

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Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety Most households have ladders. We use them for day to day tasks in our homes and on the job. Sometimes this makes us overlook or ignore the hazards of using a ladder. Why is ladder safety relevant? Second only to highway crashes, falls are the leading cause of death on the job. Workers […]

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Fall Protection After The Fall

Fall Protection After the Fall. Employers have the obligation to prevent employees from falling. To protect worker’s from falling, employers must guard holes, and provide protection during elevated work. Fall protection can include guardrails, safety nets, and/or personal fall arrest systems. But what happens if the employee falls? The Concern. Prolonged suspension from a fall […]

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Excavation & H2S – A Deadly Combination

We are familiar with hazards such as cave-ins and underground utilities with excavation and trench work. Recently though a worker died due to Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) exposure while replacing a sewer line in a trench. Let’s answer a few important questions. What is Hydrogen Sulfide? H2S is a colorless, highly toxic, flammable gas. H2S occurs […]

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Have A Safe Holiday Season

The holidays are the time for family, good food, and celebration. We want this Holiday Season to be safe and injury free. Here are some basic precautions to stay safe. Holiday Gift Giving When you are unpacking boxes of décor or opening that big Christmas present, be cautious. Reduce your chances of injury by being […]

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How to React to Workplace Injuries

Occupational safety should be a major concern for employers across all industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 2.9 million employees became injured or sick as a result of work conditions in 2016. Furthermore, OSHA reported that 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016. It’s clear that there’s still a long […]

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OSHA Outreach Trainer – What You Need To Know.

What is an OSHA Outreach Trainer? An OSHA Outreach Trainer is a safety professional with training and experience that OSHA has qualified as a trainer.Outreach Trainers can provide certification and training to companies according to OSHA regulations. Authorized trainers may receive OSHA course completion cards for their students. Can anyone be an OSHA Outreach Trainer? […]

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