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“Tight” spaces vary between individuals, so identifying confined spaces can be a difficult task. For some, hiding in a closet during hide-and-seek is fun, and for others, a few minutes in an elevator is a claustrophobic experience. What exactly is a confined space?

Posted: August 2, 2017 |

When does the summer heat transition from fun to dangerous? With sun exposure and heat radiating off the concrete, is it really a good idea to be outside?Working outdoors is part of many jobs, but there are ways to protect your team from the heat.

Posted: July 19, 2017 | Tags:

Workplace injuries aren’t just harmful to employees; they hurt the entire company—from profits to employee morale.

Posted: July 12, 2017 |

As our clients, partners and colleagues celebrate Independence Day this week, please remember OSHA’s fireworks safety tips for businesses. Whether storing large amounts of fireworks, transporting fireworks or even training people to use fireworks, safety should be every company’s primary concern when handling explosives.

Posted: June 29, 2017 | Tags:

Topsoiling is the act of scraping topsoil from a construction site and reserving it to aid in stabilization by providing a suitable medium to support vegetation growth. Exposed soil on stockpiles presents a significant source of potential pollution in stormwater discharges. Managing stockpiles is a very common challenge at construction sites.

Posted: June 2, 2017 | Tags:

Safety Managers are the catalysts of CORE’s Safe-Assist Services. They are responsible for implementing and monitoring safety and health programs, which ensures that each of our clients’ businesses perform to reduce risk on job sites every day. But beyond a job description, what makes a truly great safety manager? And how can employees aspiring to develop into these roles stand out?

Posted: April 26, 2017 | Tags:

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. partnered with a general contractor to build a store in Washington, IN. Under the contract, representatives were required to perform daily SWPPP inspections of the job site and complete inspection reports, and once every two weeks, a compliance officer was to perform an inspection and complete a report.

Posted: March 24, 2017 | Tags: ,

Sometimes, the most dangerous errors can be traced back to basic safety protocol. The American Ladder Institute has declared March “National Ladder Safety Month,” and CORE Safety Group is dedicated to ensuring that our team holds and shares the most ­up-to-date and relevant tactics for effective safety training.

Posted: March 22, 2017 | Tags:

To an onlooker, a ladder might seem like one of the safer tools on a jobsite, so it may be surprising that ladder falls account for about 20,000 injuries and 300 deaths each year. However, falls are preventable with the correct safety planning, training, and proper ladder usage.

Posted: March 8, 2017 |

Three workers from a private contractor firm died when they climbed into a manhole to investigate why a section of street in Key Largo was not settling properly. Based on reports from responding emergency personnel, the workers were overcome by a toxic atmosphere, which contained hydrogen sulfide and method gas generated by rotted vegetation.A fourth worker and a firefighter responding to assist in rescuing the three victims also suffered effects of the toxic atmosphere and received medical treatment.

Posted: February 27, 2017 |

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