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December’s Unsafe Photos

We’ve compiled our favorite silly, unsafe photos for the month of December. The foolishness, danger, and lack of awareness in the photos below is unbelievable. Hopefully you can spot the issues within each photo! Please do not try to duplicate any of the images below, as they are not safe.  

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OSHA issues “Recommended Practices For Safety & Health Programs In Construction”

OSHA has issued a guideline that should help industry employers develop proactive programs to keep their workplaces safe. The recommended practices should be helpful to small and medium sized contractors who may not have safety  and health specialists on staff. This is a wonderful tool that can be used as a guideline to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths, as well as financial difficulties these events can cause for workers, their families and their employers.  Click here to see the Recommended […]

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Trench Collapse Fatalities Have More Than Doubled in 2016

A recent fatality in Ohio has highlighted the fact that trench fatalities have more than doubled in the year 2016. There have been twenty three fatalities and twelve reported injuries regarding trenches. One cubic yard of soil can weight up to 3000 pounds, making trench collapses rarely survivable. Click here for the OSHA News Release. Click here for an OSHA Trenching and Excavation Fact Sheet.  

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Hurricane Preparedness and Response

OSHA has released their Hurricane Preparedness and Response information. Outlined are the warnings and watches used for hurricanes, information on hazard exposures, and risk assessments for hurricane response and recovery work. OSHA and NOAA are working together on a pubic education effort aimed at the improving the way people prepare for and respond to severe weather. To read about what steps to take, click here to go to OSHA’s website.   During this time, we would like to send out […]

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PPE Inspection Safety Video by NATE

The National Association of Tower Erectors have released this safety video as part of NATE’s 2016 Climber Connection campaign. The Climber Connection campaign advocates safe practices for tower workers. Check it out!  

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October is National Protect Your Hearing Month

Keeping your ears safe and protected from possible damage is extremely important. Occasional hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. To help promote safety and future hearing loss, the American Academy of Audiology is encouraging you to promote awareness of noise for the month of October. An estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers’ compensation for hearing loss disability. A report based on a survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found […]

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3M Recalls a Fall Protection device

Capitol Safety/3M has replace the Lad-Saf™ sleeve with a redesigned next-generation Lad-Saf™ sleeve. The decision was made after potential misuse scenarios that could result in serious injuries or death were identified. They have decided to discontinue any future sales of the original product, and are initiating a full recall on all original sleeves. For more information, read the recall notice here.  

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OSHA’s website now available in Spanish!

Great news! Now, every OSHA webpage is available in Spanish! At the top of every page, they have added a Spanish and English link that will instantly translate. The photo below is an example of what it now looks like. Try it out yourself here.  

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Have an idea on how to lessen hearing loss?

According to OSHA, every year, 22 million workers risk losing their hearing from workplace noise hazards. Hearing loss disability costs businesses an estimated $242 million annually in workers’ compensation. To help inspire creative ideas and raise awareness for workplace safety innovation, they have kicked off the  “Hear and Now – Noise Safety Challenge” The Department of Labor is challenging inventors and entrepreneurs to help develop a technological solution to workplace noise exposure and related hearing loss. The challenge ends September 30. Ten […]

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OSHA Shares Electricity and Tree Care Work pamphlet

Contact with electricity is one of the leading causes of death for tree care workers. To help small business owners and front line supervisors, OSHA has published a pamphlet that should prepare for the risks of tree-trimming operations near sources of electricity. These include training workers about potential hazards, making sure workers maintain a distance of at least 10 feet from overhead power lines, and providing proper gloves and shoes for hazards present where tree work is being performed. Click here for […]

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