Protect your family of employees. Reach out to CORE Safety to implement a customized fleet safety program for your company. These policies remind employees: don’t drive with distractions— whether you’re on or off the job.
Technology on job sites offers unparalleled assistance to construction workers, but there’s one tool that field staff should always put away: their cell phones
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.
During the month of January, CORE will be sharing weekly articles featuring advice for improving safe practices at work— and at home. For some, it’s second-nature to grab a cell phone or electronic device when hopping into the car. We hope what we share this month will help our friends think twice before they allow their phones to distract them when behind the wheel.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s newest regulation is raising concerns for large employers nationwide—specifically general contractors.The new rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires employers to electronically submit injury and illness data in addition to their onsite OSHA forms. This data will allow OSHA to create up-to-date reports on companies nationwide with above-average injury rates, which will improve safety for workers. Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports data on injuries by industry and occupation, but has never been company-specific.
The RuleThe Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has recently published the new Silica Final Rule which is now slated to take full effect in September of 2017. The rule will affect all construction employers with scopes of work that create an exposure to silica containing dust.
Hydro Mobile has issued a “Technical Notice” involving bearing bridge application with their equipment. There have been at least two cases where the steel cords on the bottom of the bridge sections in the link plate attachment were damaged beyond repair.
CORE Safety Group is pleased to announce the promotions of Scott Lydick and Jorge Torres to Directors of Safety Services.
As stated in an OSHA interpretation, “Free rigging” is the direct attachment to or placement of rigging equipment (slings, shackles, rings, etc.) onto the tines of a fork-truck for a below-the-tines lift. This type of lift does not use an approved lifting attachment.