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A Fall Protection Scenario

- December 12, 2016 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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I am walking a jobsite to conduct a Risk Assessment for a contractor when I come up to a excavation of 10-feet that is in plain sight and not protected from falling in to it.  First question, that enters my …  Read more …

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 …

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 …

Taking Control of Frequency, Likelihood and Severity of Loss Exposures

- April 29, 2016 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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What’s the most effective way to prevent an injury? Stop doing the activity that contributed to the injury. If only it were that simple!  While eliminating the risk of injury is possible for most businesses by outsourcing, modifying or removing …  Read more …

Safe Ladder Use in the Construction Trades

- April 21, 2016 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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At ICW Group alone, we received 1492 reported ladder related injuries since 2010.  Nearly 42% of those came from the specialty construction trades, and cost an average of $42,000 per claim. To help our customers control these costs, and improve …  Read more …