Ladder safety isn’t something to take lightly. With thousands of severe ladder injuries occurring daily, it’s essential that we approach climbing to new heights with safety in mind, especially during Ladder Safety Month. Although most ladder safety instructions are geared toward being mindful of safety while climbing (which is, of course, incredibly important), we wanted to talk about ladder safety before you take that first step onto the ladder.
The Construction Industry and Connected Technology
The construction Industry is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous environments to work in around the world. OSHA reports that 1 in 5 deaths among U.S. workers occurs in the sector. And, according to the World Risk Poll, the second highest reported workplace injury rate globally (22%), was among those who worked in construction, manufacturing or production. In this high-risk context, accurate, real-time monitoring of safety conditions can protect workers and equipment from damage ensuring everyone gets home safe and sound at the end of the day. With the advent of digital transformation and IoT, connected safety solutions have up-leveled programs from simple reactive compliance to proactive incident prevention.
10 Steps to Implement a Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Program
Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) is one of the top ten most frequently cited standards by OSHA.
That means, LOTO standards compliance is often inspected and controlled by OSHA and eventually may result in hefty fines for companies that do not meet the policy. So, what does the lockout/tagout program include and how to start with its implementation?
Finding the Right PPE for the Job
No matter what occupation you are in today, finding the right PPE for your application can be tricky to say the least. From electricians to machine operators to construction workers, utilizing the correct protective equipment is vital to employee safety and job completion. Let’s take a few steps back before we actually look at PPE and start from the beginning.
OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2022
From a safety professional’s point of view, this data is troubling and makes us scratch our heads wondering how we can begin to turn this trend around. Complying with OSHA standards helps you keep workers safe and avoid costly fines. The annual OSHA Top 10 list reminds us that we must continue to improve so we can make workplace safety better now and for future generations. So why do we see repeatedly the same standards making this list year after year?
Industrial Warehouse Safety: OSHA Violations and Guidance
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that the warehousing industry, represented by NAICS code 493, experiences 4.8 total recordable injuries for every 100 employees. That is 39% higher than the 2.9 injury average across all industries. Each year, OSHA provides information regarding the most common warehouse safety violations that often contribute to such a high rate of injuries. View the top 10 safety issues at a warehouse, based on OSHA recorded violations.