Archived 2019 - Safety E-Quick Tips


  • Workplace safety.When the subject comes up it’s usually about meeting OSHA, insurance, jobsite or pre-qualification requirements.

    But when was the last time someone in your company brought up workplace safety because they were concerned about employee safety?

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  • Last week my wife called to me and said, “You have to see this.” Of course, I thought she was going to show me a picture or video of one of our grandchildren, a home that was for sale or a renovation project.

    But much to my surprise, it wasn’t.

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  • It has been a while since we’ve done a “Did You Know” Safety E-QuickTip and for some of you who have not seen one of these in past years, this is where we share a few current safety statistics.

    So here goes.

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  • I believe it would be safe to say that no one goes to work each day with the belief that they will be not be returning home at the end because of a workplace accident.

    Yet in 2017 around 14 employees died from a work-related injury every day.

    Why is that?

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  • Prior to setting up the safety committee the company’s idea of workplace safety was little more than posting a sign that said “Safety 1st” and hoping for the best.It seemed to work since the company had managed to go without any serious injuries.

    But that was about to change.

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  • Whenever anyone brings up workplace safety, everyone’s eyes start to roll. 

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  • Using common sense to keep employees safe and meeting compliance requirements just makes sense, doesn’t it?

    But as we’ve learned, common sense and workplace safety is more than just sending employees out on the job and hoping for the best.

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  • For years employers and employees have been telling me that to prevent accidents in the workplace you just need to use common sense – nothing more, nothing less.

    Would you agree with that?

    If you do, I believe you are correct – here’s why.

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  • This week we’re going to take the 6 elements and turn them into 4 Steps to protect employees from hazards in the workplace while keeping your company OSHA compliant.

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  • Last week we talked about the different options you have available to you when developing your safety program, that the key is to find the option that works best for you and meets your specific needs and requirements, and how to determine what option is right for you.

    Today we’re going to talk a little about what really needs to be included in your safety program and why.

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  • Over the years there is no question that safety program requirements have become tougher to meet than ever before.

    As a contractor, manufacturer or supplier, I’m sure you’ve seen it.To start work with a client or to have the opportunity to bid on a project, more often than ever before you’re being required to submit a copy of your company safety program.

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  • Happy 2019! Hope your year got off to a good start and you were able to spend it with family and friends.

    With this being another short week I thought I would keep it short and let you know Safety E-QuickTips in 2019.

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