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

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Scaffolds are widely used as temporary platforms in new construction, routine maintenance, and general industry work.  OSHA estimates that about 65% of all construction workers perform work on scaffolds every year.
 
When you think about the variety of applications scaffolds are used for, would you ever question the safety or durability of them?  Sure hope your answer is yes! 
 

Hard hat stickers are incentives that help workers think about their health and safety when working in the coal and mining industry.
 
The on-the-job risks in the coal mining industry can be very dangerous. The hard hat stickers worn by miners tell stories of the mining culture and the dangerous experiences they’ve encountered. Mining isn’t as glamorous as Hollywood makes it out to be and seldom do they receive the same attention when an injury occurs. 
 

All motorist must be aware of flammable chemicals being transported, per the U.S. Department of Transportation. Without communicating the risks of hazardous materials on freight containers, first responders could enter into seriously dangerous situations if an accident occurred. DOT Placards permit emergency responders to instantly recognize crucial hazard information.

Even though road users are assumed to be using caution, special care is still needed for temporary traffic control techniques to protect workers.
 
In 2015, there were an estimated 96,626 vehicle crashes in work zones. Out of all the work zone crashes, more than 800 caused fatalities among construction workers. 
 

OSHA estimates that approximately 804,000 workers in the general industry and an additional 838,000 in the construction industry are potentially exposed to lead.

When you think about natural elements, you probably wouldn’t consider them causing any negative effects to your health, right? That’s not the case with Lead. Inorganic lead is a malleable, blue-gray, heavy metal that occurs naturally in the Earth’s crust. Exposure to lead could be grounds for serious health-related issues.

In the safety industry, it’s important to not just ‘talk the talk’ but ‘walk the walk. Because at the end of the day, you want to trust that the company you’re buying safety products from is actively participating in all aspects of safety.

At Safetycal, we take pride in knowing the products you bought are safely made, to keep you safe! 

Our commitment to all aspects of safety has positioned us as members of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association – VPP for short.

Learn how to stay protected from hazards associated with utility work

All industries have their fair share of hazards but none compare to the daily demands of utility workers. Many utility workers are required to perform work in the pouring rain, in the dark of night to repair hazardous energy, like an electrical shortage. Whether working overhead, underground or in the streets, utility workers are regularly faced with serious risks on the job, in unstable environments often created by Mother Nature.

Taking shortcuts when operating machinery could be a deadly decision

Every year serious injuries related to machine operators are in the news. One or more methods of machine guarding wasn’t provided to protect the operator and his fingers were lacerated - sound familiar? Or maybe you remember hearing about the utility worker that died after being pinned in a Pulpwood Belt Conveyor at a Paper Company?

Controlling the release of hazardous energy is the most important thing you can do to protect others from electrical hazards. Prevent injuries to your general industry workers by ensuring the hazardous energy they’re working with is properly controlled and locked out with a safety lockout device.

 
Never wait until a real emergency happens… Be prepared to keep your workers safe before an emergency strikes with these helpful tips and products!