ecco header

Do You Know Your Lumens?

When working with halogen and strobe lights, manufacturers traditionally use watts to relay the “brightness” of the light output.  A watt is a measurement of power, so when more efficient and brighter LEDs were introduced that produced less power, watts no longer conveyed the same meaning.  Lumens started to gain more traction in the market.  A lumen measures the actual light emitted from the source over a period of time.

DistratctedDriving

Distracted Driving: Tips to Keep You Safe

The National Safety Council recognizes April as driving awareness month to draw attention to distracted driving.  According to the NSC, thousands of people die every year from distracted driving – whether making phone calls, texting, drowsy driving, or eating a sandwich, distracted driving comes in various forms…but are all equally as fatal. Taking your eyes off the road or hands off the wheel, even for just a couple of seconds, puts yourself and others in a dangerous situation.  

Power of Habit

Learn, Apply, Practice and Create a Habit

Safety habits can be either good or bad.  You may have heard it said before about an individual, “They have poor safety habits,” or “They have good safety habits.” When supervisors, team leads, or co-workers don’t say something to someone who is performing an unsafe act, the action goes unchecked.  The offender, either consciously or unconsciously, considers the action as acceptable behavior and will repeat and habitualize the action.

OOOOOPS I Dropped It!!

In 2016 alone, there were 255 fatalities and over 49,000 reported injuries from small parts, structural components and other items that are transferred and used at heights.  The BLS has labeled falling objects at height as the third leading cause of injuries on the jobsite.  Compared to 2015 deaths from falling objects, we went up over 3% and injuries over 6% leading to the conclusion that its time we take a closer look at this problem.

road construction

Safety in Work Zones

National Work Zone Awareness Week each April brings to light the number of injuries and fatalities that take place in construction work zones. As much as work zones can be stressful for commuters in day to day operations, your hurriedness and misjudgments are not worth more than another person’s life. But if you look at all the data, the actual life in jeopardy is your own – as well as your passengers. It’s time to look at how you drive when approaching construction zones a little differently.

1 2 3