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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 …

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 …

How to Reduce the Frequency of Falls from Ladders

- May 8, 2017 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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Falls from elevation are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Of those falls requiring an emergency room visit, it is estimated that 81% involve a ladder. The most common issue I see contractors wrestling with when it …  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 …