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When we think of people whose inventions have made significant impacts to our world we tend to think of Thomas Edison and the lightbulb or Karl Benz and the automobile.  But in the construction industry we should thank Edward Bullard, because 100 years ago in 1919 he invented the hard had, which today is the … Continue reading "The Hard Hat Turns 100!"

Posted: October 29, 2019 | Tags:

The OSHA standard for protecting reinforcing steel can be found in 1926 subpart Q for concrete and masonry construction. 1926.701(b) states all protruding reinforcing steel, onto and into which employees could fall, shall be guarded to eliminate the hazard of impalement. Exposure to impalement is always a concern when employees are working above rebar or … Continue reading "Impalement Protection Caps"

Posted: October 2, 2019 | Tags:

In construction a large portion of work is performed outdoors.  Extreme temperatures influence worker safety and during summer months workers are at a greater risk for heat stress. Heat stress is the overall heat load on the human body that includes temperature, humidity and radiant heat in the thermal environment, and metabolic heat generated by … Continue reading "Heat Illness in Construction"

Posted: July 11, 2019 | Tags:

OSHA requires that regular and frequent inspections of job sites, materials and equipment be made by a competent person designated by the employer. These inspections are instrumental in establishing and maintaining a good safety culture. It is also important that these inspections be documented either on paper or using some sort of electronic system. CORE … Continue reading "The Importance of Safety Inspections"

Posted: June 26, 2019 | Tags:

Habits are built in four stages: a cue a craving the response the reward. Knowing how a habit is formed, steps can be taken to create good habits or to break bad ones. To create a good habit you need to make the cue obvious, make the craving attractive, the response has to be easy … Continue reading "Safety Habits: Part 2"

Posted: May 15, 2019 |

The sixth annual National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction will be next week May 6-10th.  Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 366, which is about 35% of the construction fatalities recorded in 2017.   Those deaths were preventable. The National … Continue reading "National Safety Stand-Down 2019"

Posted: May 2, 2019 |

While CORE provides training, insurance surveying, and a number of other services to enhance job safety, you can also play a role in your and others’ safety by educating your colleagues about the dangers of distracted driving. Encourage others to put away their phones and other distractions including food, beverages, cigarettes, and radio and prevent possible accidents by maintaining a safe time interval between your car and the car ahead.

Posted: April 9, 2019 |

Every year over 100 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. Join the American Ladder Institute (ALI) and participate in the third annual National Ladder Safety Month February 24 – March 31. This important month was designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities. During the month of March, … Continue reading "National Ladder Safety Month- March 2019"

Posted: March 18, 2019 | Tags:

First what makes a habit?  Habits are built in four stages. A Cue A Craving The Response The Reward. The cue triggers your brain to initiate a behavior. It is a bit of information that predicts a reward. Now this behavior could be safe or unsafe.  Let’s taking tie-off for example.  The cue is that … Continue reading "Safety Habits: Part 1"

Posted: March 7, 2019 | Tags:

March 2, 2019, is the deadline for electronically reporting your OSHA Form 300A data for calendar year 2018 on OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA) page.   OSHA published a Final Rule to amend its recordkeeping regulation to remove the requirement to electronically submit to OSHA information from the OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and … Continue reading "Reminder: OSHA’s March 2nd Deadline"

Posted: February 27, 2019 |

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