Excavation and Trenching

3 hazards facing workers who must enter excavation and trenching sites

Trenching and excavating are a regular part of construction work and are required for a wide range of construction projects. However, it can be very hazardous work. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), an average of 54 fatalities occur each year during trenching and excavating work. It is important that all workers …

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Confined Space Safety

How can you boost confined space safety for your workers?

Working in confined spaces can be very hazardous work. Confined spaces typically include spaces like maintenance holes, tunnels, silos, pits and pipelines. While these spaces are large enough to permit entry and work to be done, they are not designed to be occupied for long and have limited means of exiting and entering.  Due to …

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Lone Worker

4 reasons your employee can be classified as a lone worker

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without direct supervision. This can include contractors, inspectors, maintenance workers and others who may report back to a supervisor but perform their work in the field alone. While this arrangement is cost effective and often necessary, it is important to make your workers’ safety your number one …

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Confined Space Training

What features should your company be looking for in confined spaces training?

Working in confined spaces presents challenges and hazards that many workers may not experience elsewhere. Confined spaces are not designed for continuous occupancy, and have limited means of entering and exiting. They can also expose workers to environmental hazards such as harmful substances.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 100 to 150 workers …

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Lone Worker Solutions App

4 features your lone worker solutions app should provide

Technology is an invaluable tool for keeping your workplace safe. Lone workers in particular can benefit greatly from the use of digital applications designed to help them on the job. Combined with on-site supervision, monitoring, and safety evaluations, lone worker solutions apps can mitigate many of the risks of working alone.  A good lone worker …

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Lone Worker Safety Consultants

Your workers will thank you for hiring the right lone worker safety consultants: Here are 4 reasons why

While most blue-collar jobs involve working together with a team, there are some jobs that require someone to work on their own, often without any supervisors or other personnel nearby. These jobs are valuable, and the safety of your workers should be your first priority. Therefore, it is important to have policies and procedures in …

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Confined Space Attendant

3 reasons confined space attendants need top-notch training and monitoring

For those working in confined spaces, there are many regulations and rules set in place to keep workers safe and to prevent accidents and injury. One of these regulations, OSHA Standard 1926.1209, calls for the presence of a confined space attendant. A confined space attendant helps ensure the safety of their team. Their duties include …

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Breathing Air Systems

4 ways solid data can help make breathing air systems management easier

Proper management of your breathing air systems is paramount to ensuring the safety of your staff and the efficacy of your operation. The presence of contaminants in your supply, equipment malfunctions and improper operation practices can all pose a risk to the safety of your breathing air systems. Since the Clean Air Act of 1970, …

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