Cold Stress: Working Safely in the Cold

Workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments and for extended periods and many workers may not know the signs and symptoms of cold stress, including conditions such as hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot.

Protective Clothing for Cold Weather Worker Safety

If your job requires you to work outside in cold weather, it’s even more critical for you to be not only prepared with the proper gear to keep you safe from the dangers of the job, but also with proper clothing to keep you safe from the dangers of the cold.

Workplace Injuries Increase After Time Change

Are you prepared to fall back this weekend? The seasonal time change creates a higher risk for injuries at work.

Employers and staff should be aware of the possible effects on safety caused by the loss of sleep brought on by the daylight saving time changes.

Older Driver Safety in the Workplace

Research shows that older drivers are more likely – than their younger counterparts – to adopt safe behaviors such as wearing a seat belt and complying with speed limits.

However, those age 55 and older have twice the risk of dying in a work-related crash than younger workers do. One possible reason is that older persons are more likely to be injured if they are in a crash, and more likely to die if they are injured.

Seasonal Temp Worker and Workplace Safety

With the increase of holiday merchandise shopping, so does the increase in potential hazards for workers. Employers should take the appropriate increased actions to protect temporary and full-time workers filling customer orders, delivering packages, preparing or serving food, and managing crowds.

OSHA 2019 Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations

OSHA’s Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year (FY) 2019 are out. For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection is OSHA’s was most frequently cited violation standard – while most of the list remained largely unchanged from last year.

The OSHA Top 10 list is a helpful guide for understanding just how America’s businesses are in complying with the basic rules of workplace safety.

National Construction Appreciation Week

National Construction Appreciation Week is the third week in September and recognizes the dedicated, hardworking men and women in the industry who are instrumental in the development of our infrastructure and facilities.

Tell those you know in the industry you appreciate their work! And post your construction photos on social media using #ThanksForBuilding and #ConstructionAppreciationWeek

Productive Aging – Workplace Safety and Health

By 2020, American workers 55 years or older will increase by almost 10 million, or at a rate of 33.5%. Productive aging involves providing a safe and healthy work environment for workers of all ages.

N95 Day – N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators

N95 Day observance is dedicated to highlighting the N95 filtering facepiece respirator information. It is also used to disseminate important information about powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs), half mask, and full facepiece respirators (elastomerics).

National Construction Safety Week

National Construction Safety Week is an emphasis of safe work practices by national and global construction firms. This event takes place each spring to remind construction workers and supervisors how important workplace safety is every week of every year.

Safety on a construction site goes far beyond reducing injuries. It’s about coming together to protect one another, and making sure  everyone gets home safely every night.