Day: March 11, 2016

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News

Safety Violations = Increased Fines in 2016

While fines should never be the incentive for maintaining workplace safety, you’ll pay a lot more for violations starting this fall. A lot more. Under a new policy adopted by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, fines for workplace violations will jump by 80 percent sometime before Aug. 1, 2016.

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Work Safety

How to Encourage Employee Use of Fall Protection Gear

As building managers and floor supervisors know, fall protection equipment can help prevent many injuries and fatalities in the workplace. But how do you handle employees who are reluctant to use that safety equipment? Unfortunately, policies that discipline employees for failing to use safety equipment may not be wholly effective

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Work Safety

5 Essential Ways to Protect Pedestrians from Forklift Injuries

In manufacturing settings with large, open spaces and forklifts, one step in the wrong direction could lead to injury – or worse, a fatality. To prevent these types of workplace accidents, managers should focus on how to restrict pedestrian access to hazardous areas and train all workers about forklift safety.

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Work Safety

How to Prevent Falls Caused by Ladder Incidents

Falls are a hazard no construction manager wants his crew to ever face. There’s good reason. Out of the top four leading causes for worker fatalities on construction sites, falls rank No. 1, with nearly 40 percent of all construction-related deaths caused by such incidents, according to a report by

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