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Save Money on Insurance Through these Safety Programs

Save Money on Insurance Through these Safety Programs

To say insurance is not cheap would be an understatement. We live in a litigious society that requires you to ensure your company is protected no matter the cost. A good broker will help you find the best deal on insurance policies, but even then you could be eligible for further discounts. The problem is that many companies do not realize which programs are available to them. Sometimes discounts are available for things they are already doing with their health and safety programs.

Roof Anchors: Which One Should I Use?

Roof Anchors: Which One Should I Use?

Manufacturers have made great strides in occupational safety technology. In fact, for almost every situation there is a solution. Roof anchors are a perfect example. Obviously, one roof can be very different from the next, so an anchor point used on one can be completely useless on another. The fact that temporary and/or mobile anchor points exist is great, but it is more important that in addition to using them, you ensure that you are using the correct one.

Little-Known Ways to Reduce the Impact of a Fall

Little-Known Ways to Reduce the Impact of a Fall

Regardless of how much effort OSHA, the EHS industry and employers put into fall prevention, falls continue to occur. In a perfect world, all efforts to prevent falls would be 100% successful, but it’s not a perfect world. Failure to take measures to reduce the impact of an actual fall is like refusing to learn CPR because we teach our employees to eat well and exercise. Sometimes, employee behavior, unexpected conditions, or even forces of nature can derail what was believed to be a “fool-proof” prevention plan.

What is the Appropriate Height for Fall Protection Railing?

What is the Appropriate Height for Fall Protection Railing?

There are many different types of railings on the market, not to mention the 2x4 or wire rope job-built railings you find on many construction sites. The quick and simple answer to “What height must a railing be in order to be compliant?” would be 42”, but, as with many other things in the world of governmental compliance, there are some nuances to that answer.

How to Stay Safe When Installing Railing

How to Stay Safe When Installing Railing

Have you ever stood on a roof of a commercial building or near the perimeter of a building under construction, looked at the railings, and wondered, “I know the railings are keeping me safe, but how did they get there?” I mean, at some point, some worker had to be risking his or her life to put up the rails that would protect your life, right?

How to Properly Stabilize a Ladder

How to Properly Stabilize a Ladder

It’s no secret in the world of Safety that falls are one of the major causes of fatal injuries in the workplace and the number one killer in construction. A fact that flies a little more under the radar is that in the past decade 43% of all fall fatalities have involved a ladder. Yet, tell an employee you’re going to train them on how to use a ladder and you’ll most likely be subject to looks of incredulity.

How to Eliminate a Fall Hazard

How to Eliminate a Fall Hazard

When a company doesn’t plan ahead or take the time to do a job hazard analysis, unsafe work conditions can sneak up on them. This lack of diligence means that employers often reach for the “quick and easy” solution. That solution is usually PPE. While Personal Protective Equipment is very useful in mitigating hazards to your employees, it should never be the first choice

What are the Differences Between the OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Courses?

What are the Differences Between the OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Courses?

An employer needs to ensure that the course gives its employees the necessary knowledge to work safely and helps the company be compliant with training requirements. It’s critical for employers to understand why they’re selecting a course and, if a 10 or 30 hour fulfills their needs, and what the difference is between the two classes. The difference is more than just saying there’s 20 more hours in a 30 hour course.

How to Perform a Rooftop Safety Audit

How to Perform a Rooftop Safety Audit

A business with a Safety First mindset is going to perform a hazard assessment in every area of their business, and the rooftop is no exception. This article contains the primary areas to consider when auditing the safety of a rooftop. Of course, every roof has its own nuances, but these are the principal areas that will help to ensure people are kept safe when accessing the roof.

What Type of Railing is Right for You?

What Type of Railing is Right for You?

Safety Railings are the best form of fall protection. Once safety railing is in place, nobody needs to think about using them, they’re just there. Yes, they need to be maintained in good condition, but workers don’t need to remember to put them on, adjust them properly, worry about fall distance or anchorage point strength.

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