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Partnerships Pull Together for Grain Bin Safety

Over the past several years, the number of grain bin incidents and deaths having improved, but only slightly. Partnerships are forming through academics, organizations, and emergency teams to help prevent grain bin entrapment deaths and educate on proper rescue methods. These efforts are being implemented throughout the U.S. to increase worker safety in the grain storage and processing industries. Read more »

Roofing Work Demands Climb in Storm-Hit Areas

Roofing work demand is high after storms on the East Coast. The roofing industry already is facing a worker shortage and companies are trying to keep pace with a growing list of roofing projects. When time is of the essence, roofing workers still must adhere to compliance and safety best practices to prevent injuries or death. Read more »

Energize Workplace Electrical Safety Plans

Each May, the Electrical Safety Foundation International highlights the importance of electrical safety by focusing on ways to educate on the potential hazards in various industries. This year, the campaign focuses on electric shock drownings and overhead power line safety. Managers and workers can stay up to date on current electrical codes and other standards to maximize electrical safety. Remind workers to use procedures to minimize dangers and risks for injuries or death. Read more »

Solar Energy Future Bright in California

California recently approved a plan to have solar panels included on the roofs of all new-home construction starting in 2020. There are many dangers in solar installation work. Remind workers of the hazards of solar installation work and use safety best practices, including signs and labels, to help promote an injury-free environment. Signs and labels not only make it easier for installers to perform work, they also help electricians, technicians, and firefighters when working around solar systems. Read more »

Ontario Unveils 2017’s Top 10 Workplace Violations

Ontario unveils its Occupational Health and Safety Top 10 Violations list. Violence is No.1 but Fall Protection is No. 2 – with the construction industry named the top violator. Canada's government and other agencies are helping employers and workers re-evaluate safety programs to avoid these violations and save lives. Read more »

Video Series Highlights 2018 Changes to NFPA 70E

The National Fire Protection Agency has created a series of videos and is featuring them on YouTube to help keep workplaces in compliance with NFPA 70E 2018. Managers can enhance safety and reduce on-the-job exposures to electrical hazards by keeping pace with this update. The 2018 NFPA 70E reflects industry changes for job safety such as newer technologies and industry advancements. Read more »

OSHA Region 3 Kicks Up Construction Industry Hazard Awareness

OSHA is pushing awareness to help lower the number of deaths and injuries from the Fatal Four main hazards in the construction industry. With ambitious goals, OSHA is helping construction companies host toolbox talks and wants to help create an open and warm dialogue among agencies, businesses, and workers. Read more »

Trenching Deaths Prompt OSHA to Act

It only takes a moment for 3,000 pounds of dirt to fall on an unsuspecting trench worker. On average, there are two workers each month who are killed by trench work hazards. OSHA wants to increase vigilance on work site safety regarding trenches as well as strengthen the use of protective measures. Construction workers and others involved in trench work can take several precautions to ensure safe practices are being used prior to any work being done for optimal safety. Read more »

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