OSHA’s Top Ten of 2019

Federal OSHA finished their fiscal year September 30th. They have recently released the top ten citations of 2019. Comparing 2018’s top ten to 2019’s top ten, the lists are almost identical. Except for respirator protection and Control of Hazardous Energy, which switched positions. Respirator Protection now #5 and Control of Hazardous Energy now #4. I […]

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Site Safety Audits

The following comes from a current customer of Bailey Safety that continues to have employees not follow the company policies. As you can tell he has had it. Site safety audits are not going to come with advance notices. That would defeat the purpose.  Safety audits are supposed to be a tool to address issues […]

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Power Industrial Truck Inspection

Powered industrial trucks, also known as forklifts, are a huge help in the construction industry. That’s if they’re working properly. If not, they are extremely dangerous. Do you rent your equipment, or do you own your equipment? Either way, equipment shall be inspected at the beginning of each day or working shift. I have copied […]

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Why Did You Do That?

My first blog of 2019 was titled “Is this Safe To use?” I shared my recent experiences of encountering tools, equipment, cords, ladders and anything else you can think of that employees use daily that are in poor condition and not safe to use. I asked, “why do these items continue to stay in service […]

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Know How to Handle the Heat

It’s that time of the year where we find ourselves in the month of June, it’s late spring and we are in the midst of summer. With summer comes the heat that can create hazardous outdoor working conditions. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments can be at the risk […]

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Is this Safe to Use?

          It’s been a while since my last blog. Over the past few months I have conducted many jobsite/facility audits and have taken hundreds of photos. There is a common trend that I continue to see. The poor condition of tools, equipment, cords, ladders and anything else you can think of […]

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Inspect Your Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, period. In 2017 alone, there were 381 fatalities caused by falls out of the total 971 fatalities arising out of the construction industry according to OSHA. Please, don’t see these statistics as numbers. These “numbers” are people just like you and I, people who […]

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