PPE: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

PPE: One Size Doesn’t Fit All Personal protective equipment (PPE) can be an effective way to prevent injuries to your employees, but only if it’s the right PPE for the job and the right PPE for the worker. Not sure if you’re getting the PPE strategy right at your organization? Here are three problems to […]

What Constitutes Gross Misconduct When it Comes to COBRA?

(by Nancy Owen, PHR) First, let’s first look at what COBRA is and which employers must provide it. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, also known as COBRA is a law that was passed in 1985 by the United States Congress and signed by President Ronald Reagan. This law makes it mandatory for covered employers […]

Proper Lifting Techniques to Protect Your Back

Introduction Preventing back injuries can be a major challenge for some employers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), overexertion was the nation’s leading event or exposure leading to an injury or illness in the workplace, accounting for 34% of all workplace injuries or illnesses in 2013. BLS also showed that the back was […]

What you need to know about cyber-crime in 2018

In the past, all businesses needed to thrive were proper planning, solid offerings, and superior customer service. With the internet and social networking, all that is changing. One of the biggest hurdles is Cyber- crime. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2017 State of Cyber Security in Small & Medium-Sized Businesses, over 60% have experienced a […]

Tree Care: Six Dangers to Dodge This Season

Spring is in the air, and landscaping contractors everywhere are ready to get back to work. As you’re booking jobs and prepping equipment, make sure you carve out some time to review safety. Time spent planning and training now will help ensure you’re at full capacity when the busy season arrives. Control Vehicle and Pedestrian […]

Join the National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction May 7-11, 2018

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. What […]

Officials issue hazard alert after rise in trench worker fatalities

Brief: • The Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program has issued a hazard alert about safe trenching operations after an “alarming” increase in trench-related deaths in Kentucky, according to Safety + Health. • FACE offered tips for protecting construction trench workers, including regular inspections before shifts and after potentially hazardous events like rainstorms; protective […]

Managing Risk in PPE

When it comes to PPE, construction workers should be covered head to toe. Injuries and illnesses continue to plague the construction industry each year.  With one in five worker deaths in the United States last year attributed to the industry, the right personal protective equipment (PPE) is a line of defense that is required and crucial to protect […]

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) in Construction

I know we are going back to the basics but our teams need to be reminded of the little things that could save a big thing. A plethora of options are available when it comes to personal protective equipment (PPE). Here’s how America’s Safest Companies choose which PPE to purchase. Hats, gloves, fall arrest systems, […]