April showers are here and rain can undoubtedly be a major nuisance for outdoor workplaces. Is your team prepared? Equipping your team with protective rainwear can dramatically boost employee productivity, especially if you’re in an industry that consistently works outdoors. OSHA does not mandate employers to pay for ordinary clothing such as rain coats, but it is highly recommended for employee safety to ensure that projects will be completed on schedule.
Read on to learn the importance of adequate
protection from the rain, as well as what qualities to look for in rainwear to
ensure your team is properly protected from the weather.
Continue reading Does your team have protective rain gear?
Even though office
buildings aren’t typically equipped with heavy machinery, complicated
equipment, and dangerous chemicals, there are still a number of hazards that
tenants can face. Not only should you act to keep those on your property safe,
you also will want to take precautions against a potential lawsuit. But that
doesn’t mean that commercial building and property managers are off the hook on
the safety front.
Here, we’ve put together a quick checklist to help those in charge of property maintenance keep their buildings, grounds, and tenants safe and sound. You can also find a wide variety of self-inspection jobsite checklists on OSHA’s website when preparing for a new season or project.
Continue reading Quick Checklist for Property Managers
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that about 2,000 workers in the US sustain a work-related eye injury that requires medical attention each day. Prevent Blindness America and many other professional organizations maintain that 90% of these accidents could be prevented. As an employer, you are responsible for providing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for every person working under your supervision. You can do your part to prevent these injuries from happening by understanding when eye protection should be worn and what type of protection should be used for different tasks. Continue reading Reducing Eye Injury: The Basics
The ExxonMobil oil spill, Three Mile Island accident, Challenger Explosion, and Chernobyl were all disasters in their own right. They have each been studied extensively to isolate what caused them, and it’s been found there are many factors that worked together to cause these events to occur. What’s interesting is that one factor, in particular, was common among all of these crises—and it’s a factor that impacts every work site operating today: sleep deprivation. Continue reading Staying Energized and Increasing Productivity on the Job
There might be more than calendars that need to be replaced in your workplace this January. As an industrial workplace employer, the safety of your workforce falls to you. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is considered the last line of defense for workplace safety. No matter the industry, knowing when to replace safety equipment minimizes failure of worn-out devices and resulting injuries. Here are some ways to know if it’s time to discard the old PPE and bring in some new gear. Continue reading When to Replace Safety Equipment
To reduce workplace accidents and shield workers from potential hazards, it’s important to have a thorough plan for equipping workers with personal protective equipment (PPE).
Without protective equipment plan, employees are at risk of injury and employers could be subject to fines or penalties. OSHA stipulates that employers must pay for personal protective equipment for employees with the exception of prescription safety glasses, safety-toe protective footwear and other equipment or clothing that is personal or worn outside of the job.
To help determine which protective gear is necessary for the job, we’ve prepared a checklist of commonly required personal protective equipment below. Continue reading Stay Safe with this Checklist for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Summer is peak season for construction and other outdoor work, and while the warm weather and sunshine is nice, it’s important to consider safety when working outdoors in extreme heat.
Hot temperatures may not seem particularly threatening, but heat stress injuries and heat strokes can be quite dangerous for outdoor workers. To stay safe while working outdoors this summer, keep these tips in mind: Continue reading Stay Safe While Working Outdoors This Summer
Winter has come and gone, and many professional roofers and homeowners are taking to the rooftops to inspect and repair any seasonal damage caused by the ice and cold.
Even the simplest repairs can be hazardous without proper precautions. Whether you’re a professional making a major roof replacement or just a DIY homeowner trying to make minor repairs, here are 10 roofing safety tips that everyone should consider when working on a roof. Continue reading 10 Essential Roofing Safety Tips
With spring showers right around the corner, rain will soon become a major nuisance for outdoor workplaces. Is your team prepared for wet, dreary outdoor projects?
If you’re in an industry that consistently works outdoors, equipping your team with protective rainwear can dramatically boost employee productivity. While there are no federal mandates requiring employers to supply rainwear, it is highly recommended for employee safety and to ensure that projects will be completed on schedule.
Below, we’re exploring the importance of adequate protection from the rain as well as what qualities to look for in rainwear to ensure your team is properly protected from the weather. Continue reading Protective Rainwear: Stay Sheltered From Spring Showers
In many cases, a company’s employee base is its most valuable asset, especially in the skilled trade industries—and if organizations are going to thrive in the years to come, they’re going to need to learn how to attract and retain employees of future generations. As more and more of the baby boomer generation retire from the workforce, it’s time for companies to start accommodating the work preferences of Gen X and Millennial workers.
In this blog, we’ll identify the defining traits of employees from these two generations and explain how companies can best adapt to the changing workforce demographics. Continue reading Tips for Working Across Generations