Electrical Safety Toolbox Talk Guide
Electricity is an enigmatic hazard on any construction site. It can cause huge amounts of damage, and yet is invisible. Electrical power is essential to many of the tasks that go into construction, so it’s an omnipresent danger, and one that can rear its head in many different forms. It’s recognized as one of OSHA’s “Big Four” hazards in construction.
8 Construction Safety Meeting Topics to Choose From
Safety in construction is not a one-and-done arrangement. To ensure that a site or project is as safe as possible, a strong safety culture must be established which includes ongoing education, reminders, and discussions around all aspects of safe work.
Short, Focused, & Meaningful Safety Inspections Strengthen Safety Programs!
The goal of every safety management system should always be continuous improvement. We have all been doing site, quality control and equipment inspections for ages. Sometimes our inspection program achieves the desired goal. Sometimes it feels like we are standing still…. Incidents keep reoccurring and repairs are not completed. So how do we ensure that our inspection hit the mark? How can we be sure that our inspections are a strong link in our Safety Program?
Safety Tips: Who Is Responsible For Safety In The Workplace?
Change the way that your workers see the consequences of not working safely!
There is a common misconception that the safety person is going to keep people safe at the workplace. Not so! Managers and direct supervisors are ultimately responsible for their workers’ safety.
How do we move supervisors and their workers away from this flawed thinking?
Safety Moment, Why Safety Professionals Need To Start Celebrating Wins!
Safety programs require Safety Professionals to investigate incidents, review findings with their teams, and discuss how and what they need to improve to stop the events from happening again. You are also required to audit other people's work, and determine what has been done well and what needs to be corrected. All while ensuring compliance with OSHA and OH&S requirements. Do you spend most of your time discussing what has gone wrong?
What Are The OSHA Requirements For Ladders & Stairways?
It is not unusual to become complacent when using common-place equipment or tools. Ladders fall into this category and ladder use is a poor time for complacency! Ladders are, in fact, a major source of workplace injuries and fatalities. The Top OSHA Violations for 2021 names ladder and stairway violations in #4 place.