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How to prevent workplace violence

How to prevent workplace violence

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Workplace violence can happen to anyone, anytime and anyplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that over 2 million Americans are victims of workplace violence each year, undergoing verbal abuse, physical abuse, and homicide, a leading cause of worker fatalities. Instances of violence are raising alarms for workers and employers nationwide. According to data […]

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Staying safe around heavy equipment

Staying safe around heavy equipment

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here at MySafetySign, we sometimes feature guest blog posts written by our expert readers who are out there in the field and on the job sites every day, keeping workers safe. This post comes from Bill Jaworksi, who writes for Rock & Dirt.  Safety should always be a primary concern at any construction site. However, it’s […]

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#HazardSpotting: What’s RIGHT with this forklift photo?

#HazardSpotting: What’s RIGHT with this forklift photo?

| May 21, 2013 | 6 Comments

The nice folks at MySafetySign liked my interview and subsequent comments on the trench photo, and so I sent them this one and offered to analyze it for them. Their #HazardSpotting motif is: “Can you spot everything they’re doing wrong?” But in this photo I must ask, “Can you spot anything they’re doing RIGHT?” To […]

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Where to look for asbestos in older homes

Where to look for asbestos in older homes

| April 25, 2013 | 6 Comments

During the peak of asbestos use in the United States, nearly every building was constructed with asbestos products. Almost every pre-1980 home was built with these hazardous materials, including shingles, insulation and tiles. Many of those same products remain in place today, where they pose exposure risks to current contract workers who are hired to […]

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