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July 2016

Working At Elevation: Securing Extension Ladders to Structures

- July 29, 2016 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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Falls from elevations are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries, especially in the construction industry. One reason for these injuries is because workers do not properly secure their ladder, causing the ladder to move, shift, and even slide …  Read more …

Man Lift Safety: The Hazards Lurking Overhead and Underneath

- July 22, 2016 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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I often encourage the use of man lifts over ladders, for the simple reason that they offer a safer work platform. However, they also present unique risks that workers don’t come across with ladders, which could put your employees at …  Read more …

Summer Safety – Preventing Mosquitos Borne Diseases

- July 18, 2016 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Summer is finally here! Hello heat, sunshine and….mosquitos. When it comes to summer safety, heat illness isn’t the only workplace hazard you should be aware of, as just one bite from a mosquito can result in serious infection. On top …  Read more …

Staying Safe Through the “Pokémon Go” Craze

- July 14, 2016 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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In the midst of the latest Pokémon Go craze, we thought it appropriate to share a post from 2014 about technology distractions.  There is nothing safe about catching little animated monsters in the middle of making a delivery and it’s really …  Read more …

Techniques in Training: Enforcing Ladder Safety Rules

- July 8, 2016 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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Ladders are found in nearly every workplace and are consistently a leading cause of workplace injuries. How is it that such a common tool continues to drive up work comp costs for businesses—especially in the construction industry? One potential answer: …  Read more …

Reducing Your Risk of Failure When Securing Cargo With Synthetic Slings

- July 5, 2016 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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Synthetic slings are trusted to withstand forces of hundreds, even thousands of pounds. Regardless of how often they are used, proper care and maintenance reduces your risk of sling failure, injury, and property damage. In this blog I will review …  Read more …