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How many safety violations can you find in this construction site? #HazardSpotting

How many safety violations can you find in this construction site? #HazardSpotting

| December 12, 2013

#HazardSpotting is a community safety initiative that helps raise awareness about dangerous workplace safety violations. Our audience submits pictures, and we write an article with insight from featured safety professionals. Our fourteenth installment is large-scale construction project. Along with our anonymous tipster, we welcome two construction safety experts, Max Everett and Brian Bennett, who conducted […]

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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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OSHA stresses the importance of crowd safety for Black Friday sales

OSHA stresses the importance of crowd safety for Black Friday sales

| November 26, 2013

As holiday shopping kickstarts with Thanksgiving this year, OSHA is reminding retailers to put the safety of their employees before anything else. The lure of insane shopping bargains can give rise to a dangerous mob mentality among shoppers, resulting in crowd injuries, fire, and other accidents. In 2008, a Walmart employee was trampled to death […]

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Why should homebrewers worry about chemical safety?

Why should homebrewers worry about chemical safety?

| November 8, 2013

Safety compliance in breweries has been questioned over the years, and is especially suspect as the craft brewing industry continues to forge ahead in membership and production. However, data shows that smaller enterprises, on average, don’t always have the same prudency as macrobreweries do when it comes to prioritizing a brewery safety culture.

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Are super-sized cruise ships a giant safety hazard?

Are super-sized cruise ships a giant safety hazard?

| November 6, 2013

You’re enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime vacation aboard a luxury cruise liner. There are night clubs, a shopping mall, water park and every type of dining destination you can imagine. But what regulations are in place to protect you –and the thousands of other passengers – and prevent a dream from turning into a nightmare? Cruise ship […]

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Workplace safety proves a strong investment

Workplace safety proves a strong investment

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Could safer employees yield happier investors? According to new research, published in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, companies with exemplary health and safety programs also excel on the stock market. In the study, titled “The Link Between Workforce Health and Safety and the Health of the Bottom Line: Tracking Market Performance of […]

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Top ten safety blogs you should be reading

Top ten safety blogs you should be reading

| October 3, 2013

Experts in occupational safety will often tell us that safety doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it’s a complex network of assessment, risk management, the right equipment, and well-trained workers. For us here at MySafetySign, the same adage applies when it comes to staying informed about the safety industry, and we’ve steadily built our own arsenal […]

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What’s wrong with this compressed gas cylinder? #HazardSpotting

What’s wrong with this compressed gas cylinder? #HazardSpotting

| October 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

#HazardSpotting is a community safety initiative that helps raise awareness about dangerous workplace safety violations. Our audience submits pictures, and we write an article with insight from featured safety professionals. In our twelfth edition, we’re examining transportation and storage hazards of compressed gas cylinders with guest insight from Frank Fox. Some things you stumble upon […]

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Construction industry’s growth slows

Construction industry’s growth slows

| September 25, 2013

Experts have predicted downward growth for the US construction industry for what remains of 2013 and the coming year. Although residential construction continues to grow, commercial construction is lagging. According to construction consultancy FMI’s latest Construction Outlook report, the revised growth figure for total construction in all sectors is 6% for 2013, a drop of […]

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6 shocking old mining safety practices

6 shocking old mining safety practices

| September 16, 2013

Given the unforgiving environment and physical requirements, coal miners have faced a higher risk of death and injury than other workers in private industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But before there were conveyor belts, extraction machines, hydraulic roof supports, gas detectors, respirators and electric lights – not to mention child labor and […]

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Safety basics: How do I report a construction hazard?

Safety basics: How do I report a construction hazard?

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Infrastructure is constantly going up and coming down around us. Construction projects clutter our streets, sidewalks, hallways, and neighborhoods; if they’re conducted unsafely, every demographic is put in danger, from workers to passersby. All you have to do is take a look at our #HazardSpotting series to see a how common some bad practices are. […]

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