Accident Investigations and Causal Analysis

Accident Investigations & Causal Analysis Accident investigations should be a critical part of loss control. An accident investigation, when performed correctly, can enhance safety and reduce costs. Property damage and downtime resulting from accidents cost companies up to 50 times more than the workers’ compensation. The majority of organizations don’t track these costs specifically. But […]

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Heavy Equipment Operation

Heavy Equipment Operation Operating heavy equipment can be a stressful job, even for seasoned operators. Accidents can happen, but they are preventable. Equipment can be operated safely to reduce risk. Employers should host regular safety meetings, ensure procedures are up-to-date, and train workers. Operators should never put themselves in a situation they don’t feel comfortable. These along […]

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The Cost of Not Providing PPE

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements No matter the job, personal protective equipment (PPE) can provide vital protection against the hazards of specific job or task. For one Atlanta based company, not assessing the hazards and providing the necessary protective equipment led to a OSHA citation with a hefty fine of $211,400. Where did the company […]

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Distracted Driving Dangers

Distracted Driving Kills! Every DAY in the United States, 9 people die and 1,000 people are injured in crashes involving distracted driving. Distracted drivers are more likely than all other drivers to have a near collision, fail to stop at an intersection and exceed the speed limit. All of these increase the likelihood of an […]

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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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