Jul 14
Ladder Safety is Important for All Work Environments
Did you know that 43% of fatal falls in the last decade have involved a ladder? And among construction workers, an estimated 81% of fall injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments involve a ladder? But, ladders aren’t only used in construction environments. Many office, manufacturing and retail workplaces have ladders that employees may use occasionally. Any employee that may use a ladder should be trained on appropriate use. Here are some great reminders from the Ladder Safety Hub blog: Before you use your ladder, make sure the ground you are putting it on is level. If you need to, dig…
Apr 19
Reminding Employees About the Dangers of Distracted Driving
April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month, making it a great time to remind your employees about the dangers of distracted driving. What is distracted driving? “Distracted driving” is defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as any activity that diverts a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Some examples include: Talking on a cell phone (even using a hands-free device) Texting Eating Applying makeup Adjusting the radio or temperature controls Why is it important for businesses to take a stand against distracted driving? Driving safety should be a priority for every company. You may be thinking "I don't…
Oct 21
Top Ten OSHA Violations for 2015
Last week, OSHA announced the top safety violations for 2015 at the National Safety Congress. The top 10 violations were: Fall Protection Hazard Communication Scaffolding Respiratory Protection Lockout/Tagout Powered Industrial Trucks Ladders Electrical – Wiring Methods Machine Guarding Electrical – General Requirements For the past few years, these top 10 violations have been very similar. If you haven’t conducted training or updated your safety manual for these topics, now would be a great time to do that.  As we discussed in a previous blog post, the ROI of a safety program is almost always positive (only 5% of businesses report…
Aug 7
3 Reasons PEOs Make Sense for Small Businesses
When an individual decides to start a business it is because they love what they do. They have a passion for their industry that drives them to put in the time and resources to build a company of their own. What most small business owners don’t have a passion for is all of the pieces that come along with hiring employees. Finding and keeping great employees is necessary for any business that wants to grow and succeed. But many small business owners struggle to find the time to focus on the growth of their employees and their business. That is where…