One week ago, workers were dismantling a scaffold at a high-rise construction project when a large piece of it fell to the ground in downtown Raleigh, N.C., killing three men and sending another to a hospital.
Each week I use this space to share thoughts on safety. Sometimes I focus on new regulations. Other times I’ll specifically write about protecting hands or feet or eyes… and the importance of protecting our workers.
I was recently interviewed on a number of topics about safety and our family business. I’m sharing the following information, which was published by DiversityPlus Magazine, because it speaks to the importance of keeping workers safe. It is my hope that you find value in what I have shared.
Having reviewed the value of safety, safety culture, and the importance of having a passion for safety in recent blogs, I’d like to focus today on making your workplace safer… and offer specific recommendations to keep your workers safe.
Two weeks ago I used this space to focus on the Value of Safety and the importance of understanding it. Last week I wrote about the Culture of Safety and the significance of company leaders and workers embracing it. This week I want to focus on the passion to keep workers safe.
Winter weather brings a whole new set of challenges for staying safe. And as the largest storm of 2015 pounds the Northeast with record breaking snowfall in some areas, I’d like to pass along some outstanding reminders of winter safety that was recently published by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Electrical hazards cause more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries in the workplace each year. Think about that for a minute. Think of the lives affected and the cost of such injuries and loss of human life.