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Preventing Injuries from Falling is as Easy as 1-2-3

- May 7, 2018 by Chris Calleri, CSP (View all posts by Chris)
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Falling from heights continues to be the number one killer of construction workers, with 370 deaths in 2016 (BLS data).  Each one of these fatal injuries were preventable if three simple steps were followed: 1. Plan for the job 2. …  Read more …

Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

- May 1, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Next week, mySafetynews.com will be publish blogs in conjunction with OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week May 7-11, 2018. We encourage all of our insureds to take part in the annual event by focusing on fall prevention. How can you participate? …  Read more …

Rebar and Other Potential Impalement Hazards

- April 10, 2018 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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With construction season in many parts of the country getting ready to start up again, I want to address the simple topic of “rebar caps.” OSHA standard 1926.701(B) states: Reinforcing steel. All protruding reinforcing steel, onto and into which employees …  Read more …

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part I: The Surprising Impact of Floor Cleaning Method

- March 5, 2018 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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When diagnosing a slip/fall problem within an organization, there are a variety of factors to look at that may be affecting the level of risk. Floor cleaning, while usually not overlooked completely, is often not given enough attention. Most assess …  Read more …

Falls: A Workplace Hazard

- January 31, 2018 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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In 2016, 19% of all injuries reported in general industry were the result of falls, slips or trips and most of these accidents are preventable. Falls to a lower level accounted for 81% of all fatal falls. Of those cases …  Read more …

Fall Protection – Scissor Lifts and Aerial Lifts

- December 6, 2017 by Erin Silva (View all posts by Erin)
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When a ladder no longer makes sense to use, we turn to a scissor or boom lift. Ladders are convenient for quickly getting up and down, but should not be used to perform work at any significant height. The likelihood …  Read more …