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Safety isn't a slogan, it's a way of life.

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Construction season is right around the corner. Learn about the Ladder Last Policy so you can start eliminating fall-related injuries on your job sites.

In 2018 OSHA issued 7,270 fall protection violations to industries ranging from construction, electrician, scaffolding, and powered industrial trucks. Out of all these violations, ladders caused 81% of the fall-related injuries.

Organizing the workplace requires managing time, space, and your mindset.

Be honest, when was the last time you asked where something was in the workplace? Whether you’ve searched for something as simple as a Philips screwdriver or something as important as keys, if you can’t find what you’re looking for you’re just wasting time digging through an unorganized mess. Time and resources are precious in the workplace, especially when you’re wearing multiple hats. And we all know that time is money.

5S has the potential to change your work culture in many positive ways. But to turn that potential into a sustainable reality will require the active involvement—buy-in—of everyone in your organization.

Looking for quick results to kick-start 5S workplace organization?

Struggling to get your team to appreciate the value of launching 5S in your workplace? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Sometimes it’s hard to get everyone on the same page. Oftentimes, people get stuck in their old ways because of the “that’s the way it’s always been done around here,” mentality. When you’re responsible for keeping costs down, while ensuring employees are motivated, you must focus on the solution, not the problem.

We’re one year into the enforcement of the respirable crystalline silica rule and a sizable amount of fines clearly shows OSHA is serious about silica safety.

In our last article about OSHA’s silica enforcement, we wrote that in six short months there were 116 violations. As of today, the silica violation count is up to 640 cited since enforcement began on October 23, 2017, after a 30-day delay. 
 

Canada recently legalized recreational marijuana under Bill C-45, more commonly referred to as legalized pot. So, are you concerned about how the legalization use will affect your workplace? 

Save a life! Construction accidents and fatalities are the reality. Only you can prevent them.

Imagine your work desk was in the middle of a busy highway with hundreds of vehicles driving past you and signs or barricades were your only defense. Now imagine what would happen if the driver was distracted for a split second and missed the bright orange Workers Ahead sign? 
 

Noise, or unwanted sound, is one of the most universal occupational health problems in the industry. Learn how to effectively measure the volume of noise.
 

 
Every year more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job – a rate of 14 per day – and more than 3.6 million people suffer serious job-related injury or illness. You can’t deny the fact that safety and health programs are incredibly significant in the workplace. Lives depend on safe work practices. That’s why your company is encouraged to participate in Safe & Sound Week.
 

 
The Safe Drinking Water & Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 – better known as Proposition 65 – requires the state of California to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. Learn more about Cal Prop 65 here