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National Safety Stand-Down

By John Howell National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 6-10, 2019 The 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls will take place the week of May 6-10, 2019. The Stand-Down was conceived by OSHA in 2014 as part of the National Falls Campaign to raise awareness surrounding the severity of fall hazards in construction Read More


National Ladder Safety Month

April is National Ladder Safety Month Did you know… $17.1 billion is spent on workplace falls Falls are in the top 3 most disabling workplace injuries Ladders are #6 on OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations list Using Ladders Choose the right type and size ladder. Except where stairways, ramps, or runways are provided, use Read More


Carbon Monoxide from Heaters and Generators

By John Howell Heaters and generators that use organic materials for fuel, such as natural gas or propane, can emit carbon monoxide (CO) if the heater or generator is not working properly or not properly tuned up, allowing for incomplete combustion. CO is a chemical asphyxiant: it takes the place of oxygen in red blood Read More


Fall Protection – Maintenance

By John Howell Basic care for fall protection equipment will prolong the life of the equipment and contribute toward the performance of its vital safety function. All parts of a fall arrest system must be inspected regularly—at least every six months by a competent person, or more frequently depending upon wear and conditions. Inspection procedures Read More


Influencing Attitudes for Safety

By John Howell Do attitudes matter? Attitudes have a great deal to do with how employees perform their daily tasks. Positive attitudes are conducive to safety performance and productivity, while negative attitudes can lead to accidents and injuries. Negative attitudes Certain attitudes towards safety can put people at risk. Over-confidence: The belief that experience and Read More


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