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19 05, 2016

Springtime and Power Tools

By |May 19th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

It’s springtime and everyone is feeling the need to get outside and do something.  Injuries to eyes face and hands increase this time of year, here’s a few tips to keep you safe while making your garden grow! The most dangerous tools are our power tools, mowers, chainsaws, weed whackers, edgers, rototillers, and more. Always [...]

12 04, 2016

The danger in using 911 for confined space rescue

By |April 12th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

Beep!  Beep!  Beep! It is the sound that nobody wants to hear when working in a confined space - a gas meter alarming. A quick glance at the readings on the meter shows a sudden spike of toxic hydrogen sulfide.  The attendant knows that high levels of this gas can create a potentially deadly atmosphere.  [...]

11 04, 2016

L.A. Methane Leak Plugged

By |April 11th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

A well in Southern California’s Aliso Canyon leaked more than 96,000 metric tons of methane gas for more than four months. The response of the owners of this well, Southern California Gas Company came under increasing pressure from residents and environmentalists that observed in terror what seemed to be the slow motion actions to put [...]

22 03, 2016

Heavy Machinery 101: Don’t Let a Kid Steal your Cement Truck

By |March 22nd, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

Heavy Vehicle Hazards are a leading cause of injury or death in the construction industry.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 75% of “struck-by” fatalities involve heavy equipment such as trucks or cranes.  Severe crushing injuries can occur due to the weight and force of being hit by this equipment. Protect employees [...]

21 03, 2016

Keeping Workers Safe in Confined Spaces

By |March 21st, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

Occupational safety is incredibly important. There are workplace dangers in nearly all lines of work (some more threatening than others), and it is the job of the employer as well as the employee to keep the workplace safe. Some of the most dangerous work environments are what are considered confined spaces. According to OSHA, confined [...]

10 03, 2016

Preventing Eye Injuries in the Workplace

By |March 10th, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

Every day, the American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates 2,000 employees incur work related eye injuries. The fact is that particles of any size can become tiny projectiles ready to penetrate the your eye, and eye injuries can happen in any work environment. In fact, a few years ago an office worker learned this firsthand when [...]

3 03, 2016

There’s an App for that, even Workplace Safety.

By |March 3rd, 2016|Safety|0 Comments

The term "there’s an app for that" has become so common in our everyday lives that Apple trademarked it in 2010. Now, if a worker is on the job site and sees safety violations he/she will have an app to take a picture or video and report directly to OSHA. The app is being designed [...]

24 02, 2016

Tips for Driving in a Snow Storm

By |February 24th, 2016|News, Safety|0 Comments

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of driving across country with a few friends. Good times were had despite the eternal struggle of keeping your phone charged and spotify playing. Sidenote - the BBQ in Nashville is delicious - almost as good as Texas!  Unfortunately, mother nature decided to mix things up and dump [...]

22 02, 2016

OSHA Proposes New Beryllium Regulations

By |February 22nd, 2016|News, Safety|0 Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a public hearing  to discuss the agency's proposed rule to amend its existing exposure limits to Beryllium. Currently, OSHA's eight-hour permissible exposure limit for Beryllium is 2.0 micrograms per cubic meter of air, but the new rule will change that number to .2 micrograms per cubic [...]

5 02, 2016

Massive Crane Collapses in Manhattan

By |February 5th, 2016|News, Safety|0 Comments

Over 100 firefighters rushed to the scene after a massive crane collapsed shortly before 8:30am on the island of Manhattan. A 38 year old man died in the accident and dozens more injured. Bay Crane owned the construction crane and it was operated by Galasso Trucking and Rigging at the time of the accident. The [...]