Safety Signals Digest – Week of 10/19/2020
Keywords: Safety Technology, Construction Safety, OSHA, Construction Tech, Construction Workers’ Safety, Awards, Influencers, Podcasts
1. OSHA RESOURCES: THE BASICS AND MORE !
A quick reminder for our US readers that OSHA is a regular publisher of free EHS resources.
If you want stay on top of any regulatory changes, access a current summary of OSHA's updates and know about upcoming events, make sure to register your email address to receive OSHA's official QuickTakes newsletter.
Here is the direct link to its main page where you can subscribe, read the last bi-weekly newsletter or access the archive.
Another valuable OSHA resource are its QuickCards. Regularly updated and available in several languages, each QuickCard focuses on a safety topic. All QuickCards are available here for download, order and more.
10 SAFETY REMINDERS FOR MANAGING PROPANE ON CONSTRUCTION SITES
A component of safety that can often be overlooked is safety related to the fuels being used on site. Because of its versatility, propane can power everything from jobsite heaters and portable generators to power buggies and concrete grinders and polishers.
Here are 10 concrete safety reminders to share with crews so they remain safe and in command around propane-powered construction equipment and avoid disastrous risks of fire and explosion at any time.
3. WE CELEBRATE: THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL (NSC) ANNOUNCES GREEN CROSS FOR SAFETY AWARDS
Recently, the National Safety Council (NSC) presented its renowned Green Cross for Safety awards to organizations that have helped save lives and prevent injuries. Read the report here.
Congratulations to the 2020 winners!
I. Save the Michaels of the World, for its relentless work to save people from addictions and drug abuse or misuse since its launch in 2011.
II. La-Z-Boy, Inc, for its safety excellence program that has eliminated ergonomic injuries by 25% over five years.
III. The Dow Chemical Company, for preventing serious, crushing injuries with aerial lift equipment using proximity sensor options and integrated automatic controls at most of its plants.
4. WHAT IS SKILLSIGNAL? SEE WHAT WE DO!
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5. AND NOW, FOR SOMETHING QUITE DIFFERENT (PART 1):
Safety Training at The Office, under the mischievous supervision of Michael Scott!
Of course, this has to be one of our all-time favorites on how you should NOT manage safety in a workplace! :-)
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