On the Job Safety Resolutions for the New Year

 Instead of centering on the “old standard” resolutions, such as promising to spend more time at the gym, dieting and setting professional goals, let’s try to take the time to figure a way to improve health and safety while on the job each day.

Health and safety should always come first. By improving the health and safety on the job, it not only ensures personal safety, but also makes the environment safe and more enjoyable for all employees.

Here are some resolution ideas that focus on Jobsite safety for the New Year:

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Enjoy a Safe Holiday Season

Holiday safety is an issue that burns brightest from late November to mid-January, when families gather, parties are scheduled and travel spikes. Take some basic precautions to ensure your family remains safe and injury-free throughout the season.

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Avoid Electrical Accidents

 

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Each year, numerous employees are seriously injured while working with, around, or on electrical equipment. In almost every instance, a Lockout/Tagout program was not in place or common sense electrical work practices not followed. 

The overwhelming majority of injuries can be avoided when employees use common sense and follow recommended safe work practices while working with electricity. 

We recommend a review of your lockout/tagout program.

We also recommend you discuss any past injuries or near-miss accidents that may have occurred while working with electrical equipment. An inspection program that includes electrical cords and equipment is an essential part of an effective safety program.

OHSA requires all employees be trained in lockout/tagout and electrical safe work practices. All training should be documented!

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Silica Awareness

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Silica awareness is a reality! Although you may not be directly involved with the product, it either will affect or can possibly affect your employees. Awareness of the hazards involved are key factors in keeping your biggest asset, your employees, safe.

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