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The Journey to a Safe and Compliant Lockout Program

Whether you’re an individual or an organization responsible for a lockout program, you are well-aware of the immense responsibility you have to keep employees safe and your organization compliant Рfrom writing lockout policies and procedures to training and sustaining your lockout program. Oftentimes, organizations want to jump right into training, which is essential to every lockout program.

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?

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Utility Contractors: Employee Safety Training And Orientation

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?

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How to Improve Your Safety Communication Program

A safety communication program is the sum of all activities related to promoting and maintaining interest in workplace safety among all employees. There are many policies, processes, and programs that make up a company’s overall safety program. One vital program in any safety program is the safety communication program. This post dives into some things to consider before implementing such a program or even when trying to improve an existing one.

Five Steps for Improving Construction Site Safety

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.

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