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Trenches: 5 Steps for Safer Digging

Posted by Andrew Gordon on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

Based on information from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 60 workers die in trench cave-ins each year. Accidents resulting from trench collapses cause significant financial costs due to property damage, work stoppage, workers’ compensation claims, and even lawsuits.

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Tags: safety, OSHA, trench boxes, trenches

What do guns, clothes, animals, and children’s toys have in common?

Posted by Marty Wessler on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

They can be found in the sewer!
 
Most of us don’t spend even a minute of our day contemplating what lies beneath the ground in the sewers. And when we do, the words dark, dirty, smelly, and scary probably come to mind. Encountering what is in a city’s sewer infrastructure is an everyday occurrence for Brad Robertson, a field services manager.

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Tags: safety, sewer, sanitary sewer

Hard Hats, Ear Plugs, and Gloves, Oh My!

Posted by Andrew Gordon on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

How can you stay safe this construction season? Everything from slowing down near road construction to simply wearing a hard hat on the jobsite helps ensure safety among workers and bystanders. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports almost 18% of all worker fatalities last year occurred on a construction site; to combat this statistic, it is necessary to plan ahead, wear the protective equipment, and be cautious of your surroundings.

Top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards violated in the 2012 fiscal year:

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Tags: construction, safety, OSHA

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