Safety Signals Digest – Week of 10/26/2020
Keywords: Safety Technology, Construction Safety, OSHA, Construction Tech, Construction Workers’ Safety, Awards, Influencers, Podcasts
STORY 1: THE 25 MOST DANGEROUS JOBS IN THE US
AdvisorSmith studied data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries to identify the 25 most dangerous jobs in the United States. Loggers, Construction Workers, and Roofers continue to be a significant (and sad) part of the list. More surprisingly, we also found pilots, crossing guards and engine mechanics in the top 20...
Check out the analysis here.
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STORY 2: E-TOOL TO HELP PICK THE RIGHT RESPIRATORY PROTECTION
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has published a really nice (free!) online tool to help people make the right choice when it comes to respiratory protection and masks.
It's available on any connected device. Users choose the situation where they need protection and the tool automatically recommends the right solution.
So, don't wait: click here and make sure you're wearing the right protection!!
The e-tool includes links to additional resources such as videos on how to put on and take off a mask, answers to common questions about facial coverings, and Washington L&I’s Which Mask for Which Task? guidance document.
STORY 3: CALCULATING FALL ARREST DISTANCE
The source of the problem is usually a lack of training or a solution developed without the assistance of a qualified person. Miscalculating the fall arrest distance always leads to the same result: injuries or death.
Click here to learn how to efficiently calculate the fall distance and leave the necessary clearance is crucial.
According to the Centers for Disease Prevention, construction occupations have the highest rate of suicide, as well as the highest number of suicides across all occupational groups.
The Construction Industry Alliance For Suicide Prevention is an organization committed to improve things and provides mental health resources dedicated to serving the construction community’s unique mental health challenges. You can find behavioral wellbeing quizzes, learn the signs of depression and, most importantly, get help here.
5. WE'RE LISTENING TO:
This mini episode of OH&S' Safety Speak covers the 25 most dangerous U.S. Jobs, OSHA's COVID-19 Recording Requirements and a New Electrical Safety Campaign
The episode is presented by the great Sydny Shepard, the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.
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