April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

It's almost Weekend! Many of our Business Partners/ Clients and their Contractors and Subcontractors drive on city and more worrisome interior roads, making this an opportune time to evaluate our current efforts to change driving attitudes and habits. A message to our friends at NEWMONT and IAMGOLD and their Business Partners; With new projects coming up and more people and equipment on the roads, it’s especially important to keep our focus when we’re behind the wheel. So what can we do ensure our employees stay safe on the road? Step 1: Implement Written Polices and Procedures Written driver safety policies and procedures emphasize an organization’s commitment to reducing traffic-related in

FALL PROTECTION: WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

Some tips you should know about fall protective equipment and how to prevent employees from being injured from falls. Happy Friday! One in five worker deaths last year were in construction with more than 100,000 injuries occurring as a result of work-related falls. According to OSHA, the most frequently sited workplace safety violation is failure to provide fall protection. Scaffolding accidents are among the most common in the construction industry. Take a look at the photo of the man working on the scaffolding. Do you find anything wrong with this picture? This man is in a very dangerous situation. The odds are not in his favor when it comes to preventing a terrible accident. To keep this

SLIPS TRIPS AND FALLS - WORKPLACE HAZARDS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

Top 6 causes of same level slip and fall injuries in the workplace and how to avoid them. Happy Friday! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry mishaps. This particular category of incidents causes 15 percent of all accidental deaths and is second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. Slips, trips and falls are among the most frequent type of reported injuries and have so far averaged approximately 25 percent of reported claims yearly. Many of these claims could have been prevented. Here are the top 6 reasons people suffer injuries from slip and fall accidents while on the job and how to avoid them: 1) Hou

FIGHTING FATIGUE TO SAVE LIVES

You wouldn’t show up to work drunk, nor would you want other employees stopping at the bar on their way in. But did you know that being awake for 17 hours is the equivalent of having a blood alcohol level of 0.05. Being awake for 20 hours is the equivalent of having a blood alcohol level of 0.1.3 Yes, fatigue can significantly compromise judgement and reaction times. That’s right, long shifts, late nights or poor sleep habits can leave you and your workers in no fit state to work anywhere. And when machinery or equipment is involved, that puts everyone at risk. Fatigue management should be a priority in any industry that works 24/7 or that works long hours. More dramatic accidents tend to ge

4 LOW COST WORKPLACE SAFETY MEASURES WITH BIG PAYOFFS

As the person in charge of workplace safety in your facility, you may be dealing with the proposed costs of implementing certain safety efforts, such as training and audits, and the impact on your allotted budget. Below are workplace safety measures you can implement today that are both easy and cost-effective. 1) Educate Workers on Correct Posture Manual handling, lifting, placing, carrying, holding and lowering account for many back injuries and other muscoskeletal disorders. These types of movements along with sitting for long periods can lead to injury. Fortunately, many of these injuries are preventable through proper training and better job design. To prevent these injuries you should

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