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Safety Habits: Part 2

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"

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Posted: May 15, 2019

National Safety Stand-Down 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"

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Posted: May 2, 2019

CORE Safety Promotes Safe Driving During April

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.

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Posted: April 9, 2019

National Ladder Safety Month- March 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"

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Posted: March 18, 2019Tags:

Safety Habits: Part 1

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"

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Posted: March 7, 2019Tags:

Reminder: OSHA’s March 2nd Deadline

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 (https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html)   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) … Continue reading "Reminder: OSHA’s March 2nd Deadline"

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Posted: February 27, 2019

Dropped Object Protection

As we all know one of OSHA’s focus four topics is Struck By. Being struck by falling objects kills hundreds of workers each year and injures tens of thousands more.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 247 deaths were attributed to impacts from dropped tools and other objects in 2015. Furthermore, according to Liberty … Continue reading "Dropped Object Protection"

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Posted: February 14, 2019Tags:

OSHA Penalties Adjusting in 2019

OSHA’s civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation. The adjusted maximum penalty amounts will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register. New penalties for willful and repeat violations will be $132,598 per violation; serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirements are $13,260 per violation; … Continue reading "OSHA Penalties Adjusting in 2019"

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Posted: January 31, 2019Tags:

Deadline: OSHA’s Form 300A

Employers are reminded of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2018.  Each year, from Feb. 1 to April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.  Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those … Continue reading "Deadline: OSHA’s Form 300A"

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Posted: January 23, 2019Tags:

OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2018

OSHA recently announced their annual Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations for fiscal year 2018 at the National Safety Council’s (NSC) Congress and Expo in Houston, TX.  For the fifth straight year, the top five most cited violations have gone unchanged.  However, Eye and Face Protection are a new comer to this year’s list.  Here … Continue reading "OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2018"

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Posted: January 9, 2019