Safety / OSHA
A Matter of Trust: How to Evolve and Manage Worker Health & Safety
By Lea Brovedani, EHSToday
Top safety leaders create a safety culture that shifts from a minimum requirement of compliance to a workforce where employees are committed to working safely. Safety leaders know that safety starts and ends with the people. It’s not about the confusing jargon, acronyms, abbreviations, and the piles...
BWC: New Reserving System Coming
Now that the Ohio BWC has moved away from using ICD-9 Codes to using ICD-10 Codes for categorizing injuries and illnesses, they will be changing from the MIRA II Reserving System to the new ACES Reserving System. The ACES (Actuarial Claims Estimating System) process will be implemented on 7/1/2020. ACES uses very similar cost drivers (input...
Personal Protective Equipment Market Grows with Demand for Female Gear Options
By Saloni Walimbe, EHS Today
Workplace hazards from contact with mechanical, physical, chemical, electrical or radiological components can lead to significant injuries. In fact, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO), nearly 2.3 million workers worldwide, succumb to workplace accidents annually, amounting to nearly...
OSHA Enforcement And Compliance Increased In 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) fiscal year (FY) 2019 final statistics show a significant increase in the number of inspections and a record amount of compliance assistance to further the mission of ensuring that employers provide workplaces free of...
Avoiding Frostbite on the Jobsite
By Robin Skillings, Construction Business Owner
The autumn leaves have hit the ground. Frost is starting to cover the grass. Fall is in full swing, and winter is on its way. While most construction business owners and contractors will worry about extremely cold temperatures and the effects on scheduled jobs, hypothermia and frostbite...
Behind the Thin Orange Line: The Mission to Keep Workers Safe in Work Zones
By Don McLoud, Equipment World
The No. 1 killer of workers in road construction is struck-by accidents, according to federal statistics and industry experts.
Those risks are coming at workers from both sides of the orange cones and barrels they work behind – from motorists crashing into the zone and from coworkers not...
9 Ways Technology is Lowering Risk on the Jobsite
by Matthew Ramage, Construction Business Owner
A look at the solutions reducing danger & driving safety forward. As projects become even more manifold, the number of workers, equipment and materials that need to be tracked and managed increases. Under pressure to deliver work on time and within budget, safety can often...
We’re All in This Safety Thing Together
By Dave Blanchard , EHS
A safety culture doesn’t start and end with a designated manager—it’s everybody’s responsibility to be a safety leader.
Safety is not just the responsibility of the person with ‘safety’ in their job title. The more people who are invested in safety at a company, the...
The Construction Industry's Costliest OSHA Fines of Q3 2019
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
OSHA covered familiar territory as it doled out citations and fines in the third quarter of 2019. Excavation, fall and trenching hazards dominate the list, although there is one entry that deals with asbestos violations.
OSHA did experience a shift during the quarter, however, when the Labor...
Construction Industry Tinkers with Wearable Technology to Improve Safety, cut Costs
By Natalie Missakian, Hartford Business
The way Dennis Mullen, New England safety director for Gilbane Building Co., describes it: “Everything we work with is either hard, hot, sharp or heavy.”
Add in the fact that much of the workday can be spent high above the ground or around high-wattage power tools and heavy...