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The Hierarchy of Controls

The 5 Levels of the Hierarchy of Controls Explained

  • The hierarchy of controls is a system for classifying safety measures in order of effectiveness. It can be used to help you choose the best way to prevent workplace hazards on an everyday basis. In this blog post, we're sharing everything you need to know about the hierarchy of controls, including its definition, levels, examples, and top tips for implementation. What is the hierarchy of controls? Developed by OSHA, the hierarchy of controls is a system for ranking the effectiveness…
    Outsourcing Safety Management

    7 Reasons to Consider Outsourcing Safety Management

  • Having a safety manager on the job is essential to keeping employees safe and staying compliant with occupational safety and health regulations. But when it comes to hiring for this crucial role, many construction companies are faced with the challenge of deciding whether to hire an in-house safety manager or outsource the job to a safety management consultant. In this blog post, we're sharing the top 7 reasons why you should consider outsourcing safety management: 1. Substantial Cost Savings Outsourcing…
    Building a Safety Culture

    10 Essential Steps for Building a Safety Culture in the Workplace

  • It's no secret that workplace accidents can be catastrophic, not only for the employees involved but also for the company as a whole. In order to create a safe and healthy work environment, mitigate risks, and protect workers, it is critical to establish a culture of safety in your company from the top down. Here are 10 essential steps for building a safety culture in the workplace: 1. Establish clear safety policies and procedures The first step in building a…
    Workplace Violence Training

    Workplace Violence Prevention Training: The Key to a Safe Workplace

  • These days, a very real danger looms in the backs of the minds of almost all people who work together: the potential for violence to shatter the relative calm of the workplace. In this post, we're sharing what you need to know about workplace violence and why workplace violence prevention training is important for keeping your employees safe. What is Workplace Violence? Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other disruptive behavior that occurs at…
    Near Miss Reporting

    10 Important Reasons Why You Need to Implement Near Miss Reporting

  • Wondering what exactly is a near miss?  And what is required for near miss reporting?  That's where we're here to help! As occupational safety experts in the construction industry, we've worked with numerous clients over the years to identify near misses and develop near miss reporting. In this post, we're sharing everything you need to know about near misses, including their importance in occupational safety programs, as well as best practices for near miss reporting. About Near Misses First, let's…
    Pinch Point Hazards

    10 Important Safety Tips to Avoid Pinch Point Hazards

  • Pinch points are common workplace hazards that can lead to serious injury, amputations, and even death on the job site. In this post, we're sharing everything you need to know about pinch point hazards and top safety tips to prevent these types of injuries. What is a pinch point? A pinch point is where two objects come together and a body part, most commonly the fingers and hands, can get caught.  While pinch point hazards most often involve the fingers…
    Holiday Fatigue

    5 Workplace Safety Tips to Combat Holiday Fatigue

  • The holiday season is just around the corner, and with that comes an abundance of holiday parties, stress, and overindulgence. Balancing holiday social obligations with work responsibilities can in turn can affect energy levels and productivity in the workplace.  In this post, we're sharing 5 useful tips to combat holiday fatigue. What is holiday fatigue? Holiday fatigue can be defined as the stress, tiredness, and exhaustion that comes from holiday preparations.  Many people are faced with holiday shopping, social events,…
    Mental Health in Construction

    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…

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