Working on a construction site can be a dangerous occupation; that much is true. According to a report from Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA), construction-related fatalities accounted for 21.1% of all worker fatalities in 2018. With nearly 6.5 million people working at over 250,000 construction sites across the U.S. on any given day, it’s easy to see why enforcing preventative construction site safety procedures is critical.
Ever had an odd safety incident happen at your workplace and you have to stop and ask yourself, “is it recordable?” Try your hand at these 3 different safety scenarios below. First, test your safety prowess to know if these incidents are recordable. Next, can you back up your answer with the why?
As safety professionals and supervisors, it’s easy to see if a worker is not wearing their PPE, or if someone is leaning that A-frame ladder up against a wall. But, what about vehicle, machinery and equipment inspections? How can you visually inspect these for safety readiness?
Prevention is the first line of defense to industrial spills in the workplace, but being prepared to react and respond is critical. A successful Spill Response Action Plan will prevent an accidental spill from becoming an even larger disaster. Here are 7 steps to help you build your Spill Response Action Plan.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 22 million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year and the effects go far beyond loss of hearing. Exposure to excessive noise can affect more than just workers’ hearing. It can also create dangerous situations.
Whether you are prepared or not, emergencies happen. According to dictionary.com, the very definition of the word is “a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action,” The keyword here is unexpected. When an emergency hits, people in your facility are in danger. Lives are at stake.
Like it or not, winter will be here before we all know it. And now is the best time to start thinking about your plan of attack in order to get out in front of it. No matter what winter looks like for you – be it blizzard conditions, brutally cold temperatures, or heavy rain – this change in working conditions is something that has to be prepared for to ensure you’re able to tackle the season head-on.
Just because you’re getting wet in your rain suit does not mean it’s ineffective. Here are some reasons, and solutions, for your rain gear selection process.
Basic question, right? I bought a rain suit to stay dry, I spent the extra money to get one that is breathable, but sometimes, somehow, I still get wet.
Whether you have an existing respiratory protection program or are developing one for the first time, the fundamental goal is the same: to protect workers from harmful atmospheres as part of a hierarchy of controls within their workplace.