Ladder Safety Tips and Tricks

Safety often gets presented as a grand notion. It’s easier to talk about that way. Your PR staff will trumpet your commitment to safety. Your budget will include funds for safety training and equipment upgrades. Your HR department will outline everyone’s safety responsibility. But safety comes about as a day-to-day commitment. It’s a matter of doing seemingly simple tasks in a way that makes sure that no one gets hurt. And nothing is more seemingly simple than using a ladder. We’ve all operated one, cleaning gutters or hanging Christmas lights. However, falls represent one of the main causes of workplace… Read more »

Three Safety Procedures So Simple You Might Be Forgetting Them

Maintaining a safe workplace is everyone’s job: workers and managers alike! Though some safety procedures – like learning how to operate specific tools and machines – require training, other safety practices are falling-off-a-log easy. There are steps you can take every day to make your workplace safer. As you work hard day in and day out, always keep these three easy safety tips in mind: Protect your back. Did your parents ever tell you to stand up straight when you were younger? They weren’t wrong! Good posture is an easy way to prevent pain and injuries while working. Whether you… Read more »

Four Things You Should Never Do Around Machinery

It’s up to you to keep yourself and others safe on the job. When you operate machinery at your worksite, it’s important to take all possible safety precautions. Four key safety practices for operating machines Aside from being trained and/or licensed to use specific machines, you can follow these four tips to help maintain a safe workplace: Don’t use machinery for anything other than its dedicated purpose. Never use machinery for tasks it was not meant to perform. By doing so, you can damage the machine by pushing it beyond its designated limits. Using machinery improperly can also put you… Read more »

Spotlight on Workplace Safety Month: Seven Things You Can Do

June is National Safety Month, developed by the National Safety Council to help reduce common causes of work site injury. It’s also the perfect time to revisit what you can do to keep yourself and those around you safe on the job. Seven ways to stay safe at work Your work site has safety procedures you’re expected to follow. They’re part of your training and how you conduct your daily work. These are in place for you and those around you—so you can rest easy knowing you’re protected as you work with equipment that could be dangerous if handled improperly.… Read more »