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5 Basic Accident Prevention Tips

  • Workplace accidents are costly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites some eye-opening statistics, including the fact that falls account for nearly half of all workplace fatalities in construction, while OSHA points out that the average cost of these accidents — even when they’re not fatal — is about $106,000 per incident. Faced with unacceptable human and financial costs, the obvious solution is to create a safer workplace. That, and the accident prevention behind it, need not be intimidating or unnecessarily…

    5 Ways to Help Get Your Employees to Buy Into Safety

  • As Robert Burns once reminded us, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” There’s a lesson to be learned here; no matter how airtight your safety plan seems to be, things can still go wrong. And when they do, it’s usually out of neglect, not malice. Getting your employees on board with workplace safety is the key, and Safety International has some tips drawn from our extensive experience to help you do just that. Make it…

    The Role of Surveillance Cameras in Workplace Safety and Accident Investigations

  • When you consider a video surveillance system, your initial thoughts are likely of loss prevention and identifying potential intruders. However, video surveillance can take on an additional role of monitoring your business for safety concerns - for the sake of accident and injury prevention, as well as accident investigation. (more…)

    The Basics of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Personal protective equipment, also known as PPE, protects more than just your employees. It also safeguards your bottom line, your insurance premiums, and your OSHA compliance. Beyond the safety training and consulting offered by Safety International, you should also know about the types of PPE available, your obligations as an employer, and your employees’ responsibility for their own safety. Common Types and Uses of PPE There are several types of PPE, falling under two broad categories: general industry, and construction,…

    3 Important Steps to Safer Scaffolding

  • Sometimes a stepladder is sufficient for working off the ground, but if a project finds you working at a greater height over a wider area, scaffolding is a more effective solution. You should also be aware that working with scaffolding brings with it a new set of issues to be addressed, including accident prevention, added OSHA compliance, and even safety training. Use this brief guide — and safety consulting — from Safety International to keep your workers safer at any…
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    The Hidden Costs of Workplace Accidents

  • The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which most of us know as OSHA, estimates that “employers pay almost $1 billion per week for direct workers' compensation costs alone.” That “alone” should be setting off alarm bells right now, because it points to a simple, sobering fact: those direct costs, steep as they are, are only part of the equation. Workplace injuries have other, indirect, ways of draining your business’s resources. Safety consulting services from Safety International can…

    Dealing with Employees Who Won’t Follow Safety Rules

  • You think you’re doing all the right things to ensure workplace safety. You talk up workplace safety at every opportunity. You have policies and procedures in place, reinforced by signs and placards. Yet the number on your “Days Since Our Last Incident” sign never seems to budge past the single digits, and you can’t figure out why. At Safety International, experience has taught us that your policies are only effective insofar as your employees follow them. Foster the Proper Culture…

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