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 […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…

Leaning Tower of Scaffolding by Alex Edwards

Leaning Tower of Scaffolding by Alex Edwards From my experiences, eight out of ten scaffolds are built improperly. It might just be me, but if I’m standing on a built structure, I want it to be structurally sound. This doesn’t seem to be the case when I conduct job site audits. The scaffold I encounter […]

Read More…

Sign Up for the Newsletter

Red vs. Yellow Barricade Tape

Red vs. Yellow Barricade Tape                                by John Henle Heavy equipment, such as trucks, aerial work platforms or cranes, are involved in 75% of struck-by fatalities according to OSHA. Workers in construction trades are most at risk, but other categories of […]

Read More…

OSHA Focus Four: Electrocution

Over the past few months I have briefly summarized three of OSHA’s Focus Four topics. The fourth cause of most serious injuries and fatalities in the construction industry is; Electricity. Electrocution is death or serious injury caused by electric shock. Whenever there is bodily contact with electricity there is a chance of fire, burns, shock, […]

Read More…

Extension Cords

When purchasing a Construction Grade extension cord, you should take many factors into consideration including the physical environment in which the extension cord will be used, and the total loads power (amps/watts) requirements. Construction Grade extension cords are used for greater lengths, higher amperage and voltage requirements, and require protection from the rough environmental conditions. […]

Read More…

OSHA Focus Four, Struck By

Continuing the discussion of OSHA’s focus Four, we will focus on Struck-by hazards. On construction sites there are many possibilities for an employee to be affected by objects falling, flying, swinging or rolling. Often, these are hypothetical situations that safety professional and/ or competent persons on site should anticipate and be aware of. Though these […]

Read More…