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Mike Pettit

Senior Risk Management Consultant

Mike enjoys working closely with clients to ensure safe working environments and helping to continually increase the level of safety awareness among the employees. He services North Florida and Southwest Georgia.

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Tick, Tick, Tick Part 1 – Types and Locations in North America

July 31, 2017 by Mike Pettit No comments

Welcome to the first edition of our Tick, Tick, Tick blog series. Outdoor workers face a slew of hazards on the job. Beyond severe weather and extreme temperatures, an additional concern may be present: ticks. According to NIOSH, ticks may …  Read more …

Handy Safety Solutions: 10 Nail Gun Safety Tips

May 24, 2017 by Mike Pettit No comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 37,000 emergency room visits are from nail gun-related incidents each year. While nail guns are invaluable tools, they can be extremely dangerous tools when used incorrectly. Nail gun injuries …  Read more …

Woodworking Safety – The ABC’s (Always Be Careful)

May 9, 2017 by Mike Pettit No comments

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 15,500 woodworking injuries were reported in 2014. The injuries included amputations, eye injuries, and struck-by incidents. What can you do to make sure one of your employees is not another statistic? Provide …  Read more …

Winter is Here – Preventing Slips & Falls in Cold, Wet Conditions

December 22, 2016 by Mike Pettit No comments

In addition to cold stress, such as hypothermia, many people are seriously injured each year as a result of slips and falls in cold, wet conditions – now is the time to start thinking about preventative measures to keep your …  Read more …

Working At Elevation: Securing Extension Ladders to Structures

July 29, 2016 by Mike Pettit No comments

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 …

Techniques in Training: Enforcing Ladder Safety Rules

July 8, 2016 by Mike Pettit 1 comment

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 …