Distracted Driving Puts Us All at Risk

Distracted Driving Facts from the official US Government website for distracted driving: In 2011 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,267 in 2010. 10% of injury crashes in 2011 were reported as distraction affected crashes. At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones … Continued

Changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard

As of December 1, 2013 all employees across all industries must be trained in the changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.  These changes are not set to take place until 2015, however, some Chemical Manufacturer’s will be proactive rather than reactive and will start implementing the changes in 2014. Therefore, employees will need to know … Continued

Falls in Construction are Preventable

Falls in construction are the leading cause of fatalities in the industry.   Fall Protection in construction was the number one cited OSHA standards violation in FY 2012.   In 2011 there were 259 fatalities from falls out of 738 total fatalities.  This increased in 2012 to 280 fatalities from falls out of 775 total fatalities in … Continued

Tips for Successful Job Hazard Analysis

A job hazard analysis (JHA), also called a job safety analysis (JSA), is a safety procedure used to identify hazards in the workplace before they result in serious injury or illness. A successful job hazard analysis identifies existing safety hazards and leads to the implementation of controls and procedures that reduce or eliminate these hazards. … Continued