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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Crystalline Silica-The Standards for General Industry

What is Crystalline Silica? Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in materials such as sand, stone, and concrete. Silica is also used to make products such as pottery, glass, artificial stone and bricks. Respirable Crystalline Silica are very small particles that can be inhaled. These particles are at least 100 times smaller than the […]

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Inspections – “Workplace Necessity”

Inspections. We are all told to do them no matter what industry we are in. And it is very easy to be complacent but as we have seen from recent incidents, such as the engine blow out on Southwest Airlines, inspections are of vital importance. Safety inspections can serve a greater purpose than simply meeting […]

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How Do You Talk About Safety…

Everyone is at risk of distraction, complacency or an injury-inducing error. In many cases, someone sees the unsafe behavior or hazardous condition before an accident occurs, so the accident could have been prevented if someone had intervened. Intervention requires a conversation. So how do you talk about safety… We know safety is important. Our safety, […]

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