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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Ladder Safety Month and OSHA 300 Logs

The Bailey Blog will return next month. I wanted to share some important links for your use. March is Ladder Safety Month- www.americanladderinstiture.org   OSHA 300 Logs- If you have not done so already, OSHA requires employers in high-hazard industries(that’s construction) to post information from their OSHA 300 and 300A logs to their website no […]

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How To Secure Commercial Loads Safely

By Terry Hyland, Hyland Insurance – Preferred Partner of Bailey Safety Ways to properly secure loads to your pickup, flatbed, or trailer. Unsecured loads in a small pickup, flatbed truck, or trailer can be just as dangerous as an unsecured load on a 53-foot interstate semi-trailer. When unsecured loads fall from trailers, they can cause […]

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OSHA Checklist for your Emergency Action Plan

An OSHA checklist of 21 elements that OSHA looks for in your Emergency Action Plan        by John Henle Disasters may happen at any time. The most effective way to handle a crisis situation is to prepare in advance by creating an Emergency Action Plan. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires […]

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