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Understanding a Workplace Accident

By: Jamie Wetherington | June 22, 2019
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Everyone likes to imagine their workplace is safe and always will be. Some people may be more aware of the potential for accidents in the workplace. Certain industries, such as construction, mining, and others, have a reputation for being more dangerous than others. Nonetheless, workplace safety is important in each and every workplace, whether it’s an office or the floor of a warehouse or a construction site. When you understand how a workplace accident could affect your business, you’ll be better prepared to ensure your workplace is truly safe.

Effective Communication

By: Jamie Wetherington | May 20, 2019
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Effective communication is vital to the successful completion of any construction project. Good communication can improve teamwork and lead to better project collaboration. Poor communication can result in misunderstandings, delays and issues down the road. Communication is simply the exchange of information in order to convey a message and good communication involves being able to transmit your message so it is received and understood by the intended recipients. Seems simple enough, right? If you’ve ever played the Telephone Game you know it’s not always that easy...

Distracted Driving

By: Jamie Wetherington | April 18, 2019
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Distracted driving seems to be in the headlines every other day — and it can feel like we’ve heard it all 100 times before. Yes, texting and talking on your mobile while driving is bad. We get it. We even went out and bought hands-free devices. Isn’t that enough? We do live in a multi-tasking world, after all. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) and other safety groups aren’t going to let us off that easy — not when 1 out of 10 fatal traffic accidents are caused by inattention behind the wheel...

Horseplay Has No Purpose

By: Jamie Wetherington | March 19, 2019
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Just about every mother has imparted the warning, “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” These words of wisdom don’t just apply to children at play; they ring true in the work environment as well. “Horseplay” on the job may lead to injuries and accidents — some even with deadly consequences. For example, any tool tossed at or toward a coworker has the potential to injure or possibly kill...

The Chemicals in Your Workplace

By: Jamie Wetherington | February 19, 2019
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Let’s start with the basics. No matter what kind of company you work for and what its primary business activities are, you most likely have chemicals in your workplace. They might be housekeeping chemicals like floor cleaners and paints, maintenance chemicals like oils and lubricants, or process chemicals like acids or solvents used to manufacture a chemical product. You might find these chemical products under the sink in the breakroom, in a drum in a chemical storage cabinet, or on a table right in the middle of a workstation.…

OSHAs stance on Fixed Ladders in the Workplace

By: Jamie Wetherington | January 24, 2019
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Let’s review the new rule with fixed ladders in the workplace so to be sure employers can be aware to avoid citations and fines. With fixed ladders being widely used, historical data shows trends of accidents. BLS (Bureau of Labor and Statistics) has shown a rise in fall injuries from fixed ladder. So OHSA has mandated new rules that are changing the industry…