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March is National Ladder Safety Month!

The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has designated March 2017 as the first annual Nation Ladder Safety Month. Every year, over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. ALI wants to raise awareness to this serious issue and has set goals for March. The goals of National Ladder Safety Month are to: Increase the number of ladder safety training certificates issued by ALI Increase the frequency that ladder safety training modules are viewed on www.laddersafetytraining.org  Lower the rankings of […]

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Great Video on the Importance of Safety

We found an inspiring video on the importance of safety, and how the lack of safety can affect a business. Watch the video below to see how a tragedy affected Mike’s business for the bad and the good.

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OSHA Makes Changes For Outreach Training Program Instructors

OSHA has revised the requirements for authorized trainers in its Outreach Training Program. They have updated and clarified student contact hours, replacement card procedures, the Trainer Code of Conduct, as well as added in a new elective to the selection of classes. The outreach program trains workers and supervisors to recognize and prevent safety and health hazards on the job, and to understand worker rights and employer responsibilities. For more information on the Outreach Training Program, click here.

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Indiana Health Safety Conference and Expo

We are proudly, once again, a sponsor for the Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo. This year the Expo is held February 28-March 2, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. As Gold Sponsors, we are able to pass along a significant discount for our Clients/Prospects to register for the Conference & Expo. Click on the photo below for your discount! Click here for more information regarding the Expo. We hope to see you there!  

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Respirator Exams ~ Skip the Office Visit!

Do your employees wear respirators?  If so, OSHA requires you to implement a “Respiratory Protection Program”.  One of the mandatory elements of these programs is to medically evaluate each employee before they are fit tested or initially wear a respirator.  If your company falls under OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard, then you probably already know this… but did you know that you are NOT required to actually send your employees to a clinic for this evaluation?  OSHA’s regulation on medical evaluations for respirators […]

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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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CCS Changes their Certification Program!

The Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS) has announced they are going to unleash several updates to their “Certification Program” that will become effective on January 1, 2017.  These changes will affect the grading criteria used during their Safety Program Review process, and also require additional documents to be submitted annually during renewal.  Here is a summary of these changes… MINIMUM CRITERIA  (Partial List) Safety Directors must complete an OSHA 30-Hour course or greater. AED certification will be required for employees […]

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Great Handout for Electrical Safety Training!

We stumbled across a great handout today that can be used for basic electrical safety training.  It’s specifically designed for teaching Electrical Safety as part of OSHA’s Focus Four program for the construction industry, but parts of it could be used by industrial company’s as well.  It really seems like it would get the students involved with the class.  We plan on incorporating it into some of our training classes.  Click here if you want to check it out!

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