Behind the Numbers: Why You Should Collect Qualitative Safety Data

Takeaway:  Qualitative and quantitative data each play a different role in strengthening your safety program.   When most people think of data, they think of the quantitative stuff. All the things that are easy to count, measure, and sum up. But if that’s the only kind of information you’re collecting, you won’t be able to optimize your safety outcomes. Whether …

Why Reporting is the Foundation to Building a Strong Safety Culture

Takeaway:  We are performance driven. Progress motivates us. When we can’t see it, we lose motivation. Therefore, scoreboards are necessary at sporting events. Remove the scoreboard, and you no longer have a game, you only have practice. Safety is no different.   We need to set safety goals and have knowledge of how we are doing regarding them. Once safety …

7 Things Employers Must Understand About New OSHA Reporting Changes

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the United States will be enforcing changes to their recordkeeping and reporting rule that will apply to all 29 OSHA covered states. Other states with their own OSHA programs will have 6 months to implement the new rules, or develop their own, more stringent rules. Previously, employers were not required by OSHA to …

6 Summer Tips to Keep Cool on the Jobsite

Every year, thousands of workers across the country suffer from serious heat-related illnesses as recorded by OSHA. If not quickly addressed, heat exhaustion can become heat stroke, which has killed – on average – more than 30 workers annually since 2003. Labor-intensive activities in hot weather can raise body temperatures beyond the level that normally can be cooled by sweating. …

Top Ten Heavy Equipment Safety Tips for Incident Prevention

Heavy equipment or earth moving machines have been recently reported due to multiple accidents and fatalities. It is a must that all operators have identifiable and verifiable training on the equipment before operating. Accidents can happen to both the newly trained and seasoned veterans.  Tips to Avoid Equipment Accidents For everyone’s safety especially those of the operators, here are ten …

Improving Construction Worker Safety through Mobile Safety Management

“A work culture where safety is not a top priority can really hamper a company’s ability to attract good workers and its ability to do business.” In 2012 alone, 4,628 workers were killed on the job in the USA according to the Occupational Safety & Health Association, which translates to 12 deaths per day across the country. Hazard communication was …

How to Communicate Successful Safety Moments

Safety doesn’t happen by accident. Hazards on the Job Site As our weekly schedule fills up, we want to do every job faster and easier at work with short-cuts and hurry-ups, which can end up endangering ourselves and those around us. How often have we rushed a simple daily task, such as not letting your car windshield defrost, or driving …

How to Track Employee Safety & Training Certificates

Working from heights, around heavy equipment, and in continually changing environments, construction and contract workers are faced with many hazards on a regular basis. While the hazards are significant, the challenges involved in training these workers are also significant: temporary employees, project deadlines, and job locations can put employee safety training on the backburner. Health and safety orientation training can …