Excavation/trenching work is inherently dangerous. Prior to starting work at a jobsite, employees must be informed of the potential hazards that may exist in their work environment. In addition to knowing how to recognize hazards, they need to know how to avoid unsafe conditions. OSHA and State safety regulations require employers to train and educate workers to recognize and protect themselves from hazardous conditions. How can an employer expect their people to work safely if they are not aware of what constitutes an unsafe condition and/or what conditions exist?
Advancements in cloud technology and the availability of user-friendly devices are game-changers. Companies are using connected devices and intuitive software platforms to help drive positive safety outcomes without sacrificing productivity. This proactive approach supports workers’ safety and overall organizational goals. Here are 5 ways cloud technology is helping to improve and strengthen workplace safety.
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?
Known as lagging indicators, these reactive-by-nature statistics measure the performance of a safety program based on existing factual data – no. of incidents, injuries, employee compensation cost, lost workdays. It is a convenient and easy way to measure risk. Thus, they are the dominant KPI in operations management.
In the world of safety, information can be used to not only save money, but to save lives. We are living in a new era of safety, where safety data is being captured at an unprecedented rate, but how we organize, analyze, and use this data makes all the difference.