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5 Tips to Improve Mental Health in Construction

  • Although it's not always talked about, mental health issues and suicide are highly prevalent in the construction industry. In fact, the number of suicides in the construction industry is 3 times higher than the US average.  In this post, we're sharing a few tips to improve mental health in construction. Why is mental health important in construction? At Safety International, we help our clients with all aspects of physical safety and protection to keep their workers safe on the job. …
    Site Specific Safety Plan

    Site Specific Safety Plan: FAQs Answered

  • Creating a thorough site specific safety plan is one of the first steps when starting a new construction project.  At Safety International, we are trusted safety experts and have created dozens of site specific safety plans for our clients.  In this post, we're answering the most frequently asked questions about the site specific safety plan, including the required components and our expert tips on how to write a successful plan. Site Specific Safety Plan FAQs What is a site specific…
    Most Frequently Cited OSHA Violations

    How to Prevent the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Violations

  • Each year OSHA releases a list of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations. At Safety International, it's our job to help employers prevent these common incidents and injuries from happening in the workplace.  With the right guidance and safety training, these injuries can almost always be avoided.  Follow these tips to prevent these top 10 OSHA citations from happening to you and your workers. The Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Violations: 1. Fall Protection Of all workplace…
    Technology and Safety in the Workplace

    5 Easy Technology Tips to Improve Safety in the Workplace

  • It's no secret that new and emerging technology is playing a major role in how we operate in the modern workplace.  In this post, we're sharing some easy tips on how to use technology to improve safety in the workplace, which can help to minimize injuries and fatalities. 1. Setup your emergency medical ID. Setting up your medical ID on your cell phone has to be one of the easiest things you can do to share personal medical information in…
    Common OSHA Violations Related to Covid-19

    The Most Common Covid-19 Related Violations: What You Need to Know

  • OSHA has recently released a set of guidelines for Covid-19 related violations including a listing of the most common citations that employers have faced during Covid-19 related inspections. In this post, we're detailing everything you need to be aware of to avoid these citations and keep your employees safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. Most Common Covid-19 Violations The most common Covid-19 related violations revolve mostly around respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, and recordkeeping procedures.  Follow these guidelines to avoid getting…
    Cold Weather Safety Tips

    Cold Weather Safety Tips to Protect Your Workers This Winter

  • As we head into December, it's important to be prepared for the oncoming winter weather.  In this post, we're detailing the extreme risks associated with winter weather and sharing our top cold weather safety tips to protect your workers on outdoor job sites. Types of Cold Stress There are a number of risks that can occur from losing body heat when working in cold and wet conditions.  Below are the most common types of cold stress and how to respond…
    Construction Safety Program

    Is your company proactive or reactive with your construction safety program?

  • When it's time to project next year’s costs and revenues, are you including safety as a budget line item? Quite simply, is your view on safety spending proactive or reactive? Many contractors always seem to find the money if the General Contractor has a last minute requirement after the job starts or an accident happens that forces you to take additional safety precautions and buy equipment. I have been doing safety long enough to know that the companies who operate…
    Heat Stress

    Heat Stress 101: Are you doing everything you can to protect your workers?

  • It's that time of year again where we need to be concerned about our workers surviving the heat through the long dog days of summer. Business owners who have workers that suffer from heat stress in early summer always say to me, “but it's not that hot yet!”. They are exactly right, but we fail to remember that we always see an increased number of heat related incidents in early summer rather than the constant heat of August. The answer…
    ISNetworld

    Understanding the ISNetworld® Training Requirement

  • Many contractor supplier companies that subscribe to ISNetworld® are confused about what Training RAVS® are and when they have to send them in. Let’s see if we can debunk the mystery about this and make it easier to navigate this requirement. An Overview of ISNetworld® RAVS® Every company that subscribes to ISNetworld® has to initially submit RAVS® (Review and Verification Services) that show safety programs that your workers may be involved in while they are performing work at a Client…
    OSHA recordable injuries

    A Complete Guide to OSHA Recordable Injuries

  • To record or not to record? OSHA recordable injuries is an area where I get a lot of phone calls from nervous clients seeking advice on this. There is always a lot of confusion from company owners that wonder when an injury needs to be recorded on their OSHA 300 log. Let’s see if we can simplify this for you so OSHA recordable injuries are a little more straight-forward in the future. This information is also presented on OSHA’s website…

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