Safety at Home This Fourth of July

  It’s time for Fourth of July celebrations – fireworks, a backyard barbecue, maybe a trip to the beach. Whatever your employees have planned for their day off, you’ll want them to enjoy a fun and safe holiday. Keep in mind that safety at home is just as important as safety on the job. Remind employees that following a few simple safety precautions could be the difference in coming back…

Reporting Near Misses

  Some people may be tempted to write off near misses as “no harm, no foul” situations. Hearing this makes safety professionals cringe. Why? Because employers who track near misses, determine how they occurred, and take corrective action can prevent accidents from happening in the future. Employers should encourage all employees to report near miss incidents as soon as they happen. Employers should first start by educating workers on what…

Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

In today’s hyper-connected world, we are always “plugged in.” Smart phones and mobile devices have made it easier to get work done even when we are not in the office. We are instantly connected to coworkers and clients no matter what time of day or night. Combine this with spending long hours at work, lengthy commutes, and investing time in our families and hobbies and it’s the perfect recipe for…

Prevent Falls and Suspension Trauma

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Employees in the construction industry perform work on scaffolds, climb up and down ladders, walk on stairs, work in areas where there may be holes in the floor or work on rooftops. These workers often need fall protection, and training in how to use it. They also need training on what to do after a fall has occurred. According…

Creative Workplace Safety Ideas

  Safety is no laughing matter; however, teaching your workers to be safe does not have to be all doom and gloom. If you make safety training fun, interesting and engaging, workers are more likely to remember what they have learned. They will also remember to practice important safety protocol every day. Entertain with Videos Employees may lose interest in lectures alone. Safety training should be entertaining and interesting as…