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

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As 2017 comes to an end, let’s look at the list of OSHA Top 10 violations to strive for a safer 2018!
In high-hazard industries like the utility, mining, and construction – workers are often “drifting” along in their work, too busy to focus on safety. Job demands such as time pressures, high-priority work, shift work, and physical stresses can hinder a safety first mentality. And every September, the OSHA Top 10 Violations reveals this is true for many industries. 

Bundle up because cold temperatures will continue to strengthen this season. And if you work outside in low temperatures, you already know the importance of trying to keep warm. 

Cold stress is no joke and anyone working in frigid environments may be at risk. According to OSHA, obvious risk factors for employees suffering from cold stress, which occurs when the body loses heat and is unable to warm itself, include not staying dry, improper attire, and exhaustion.

Learn what the regulatory agencies say about the requirements of exit signs.

Searching for an exit sign for your building but not sure if you need a red or green color option? Here are answers to the most common questions about exit sign requirement.

Year-after-year electrocutions remain on OSHA’s Top Ten list of citations and are among the third leading cause of death for construction workers. Let’s work together to keep workers safe and prevent serious injuries – even death.
In 2015 alone, eighty-two construction workers died from electrocutions, per the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). 

If you look around, you’ll notice hazardous situations that could affect your health and safety. That’s because, in every industry, risks are prevalent throughout the environment.

Realizing the need to foster safety at every level of an organization is critical for cultivating safe behaviors. Identification solutions like safety products reinforce the importance of making safer choices. But customizing safety messages goes beyond standard identification. Customization can create a safety-first culture with unique messages.

There’s no denying the need for forklifts in the workplace, as they lift more than a man can ever carry. But when they’re not operated correctly, they can quickly become a dangerous tool. 
Forklift accidents can happen to anyone and they always leave a serious mark and many times include a death sentence. Whether you’re the driver of a forklift or work near the traffic of one, being aware of potential hazards is crucial for your safety.

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.