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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When OSHA Comes Knocking…

At some point, OSHA will come knocking to audit your facility. Are you prepared? Many companies create safety plans and programs but do little beyond that. A plan sitting on a shelf doesn’t do much to ensure safety. This is why many regulations require companies and facilities to routinely review their plans and ensure business […]

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Tornadoes – Are You Prepared?

Tis the Season… For Tornadoes. Are you prepared? Spring is Tornado Season for most of the Unites States. There are nearly 1,200 tornadoes throughout the United States annually with an average of 70 fatalities according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What can employers due to prepare for severe weather? Be Weather Aware. Through […]

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Companies Cited for Exposing Employees to Lead

Even though it is has been highlighted in numerous case studies, highly covered in the media – companies are still failing to implement workplace safety programs. By not instituting certain procedures and protocols to help prevent injuries on the job, many employers are hit with multi-million dollar lawsuits and hefty fines from the Occupational Safety […]

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