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Ladder Safety

Falls from ladders are a leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control statistics published in 2014, 43% of fatal falls in the last decade involved ladders.

General, Construction, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  July 12, 2017

Winter Slip, Trip and Fall Safety Tips

Slip, trip and fall incidents result in some of the most common workplace injuries. The risk of falling outdoors increases in the winter as temperatures drop and ice and snow accumulate across a wide swath of the country. Even though the days are g...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  January 06, 2017

Holiday Shutdown Means Open for Cleaning

The Holiday Season is a great opportunity to give your employees a well-deserved break. It is also an opportune time to perform preventative maintenance and cleaning that is not possible during normal operating hours.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  December 08, 2016

Core Strength Comes From Deep Inside

As mentioned in a previous post, core strengthening is known to help build up the muscles that support the spine, as well as improve one’s balance. In other words, people with a stronger core have a better chance of avoiding common mishaps such as tr...

General, Manual Material Handling, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  August 17, 2016

Fall Protection and Prevention; What You Need to Know

Year after year, fall protection standards are some of the most frequently cited OSHA regulations. Additionally, falls continue to be one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities overall, and the leading cause of death in construction.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Safety Programs  •  May 18, 2016

The Vestibular System and Its Implication in Staying Upright

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, slip and fall injuries account for over one million emergency room visits per year and represent the primary cause of lost work days. Staying upright is, therefore, an important part of any organizat...

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  February 24, 2016

Tis' the Season to Get Injured, Fa La La La, La La La La!

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says there were approximately 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating in November and December, 2012. This translates to 250 injuries per day during the holiday season!

General, Slips, Trips & Falls, Outdoor Safety  •  December 03, 2015

OSHA Fall Protection Stand-Down (May 4-15)

Falls are the leading killer in construction, 36.5% of the total deaths (302 out of 828) in 2013 (OSHA). According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 60% of all elevated falls are from a height of less than 10 feet.

General, Construction, Slips, Trips & Falls, OSHA  •  May 05, 2015

"Hanging in There" After the Fall

Falls continue to be one of the most common causes of workplace injury. Preventing falls is only part of the plan to keep workers safe. A commonly overlooked component is promptly rescuing workers.

General, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  April 21, 2015

Snow and Ice Removal From Roofs—Act Responsibly!

Winter brings fun and joy for many who participate in winter activities and sports, or just love the snow. This winter’s record snowfall has no doubt brightened the spirits of many school aged kids. However, the recent onslaught of storms in less tha...

General, Outdoor Safety, Slips, Trips & Falls  •  March 02, 2015

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