Hand and Power Tool Safety

According to a study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, hand and power tool injuries send an average of 400,000 people to the emergency room each year. These tools can cause lacerations, puncture wounds, dismemberment, burns, electrical shock, and death. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures that employees can take to prevent tool injuries from occurring.

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Vehicle Backing Safety

1 out of every 4 vehicle accidents occur while backing. Though they often occur at low speeds, these accidents can have serious and even fatal consequences.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Basics for Construction

According to OSHA, most PPE used in construction must meet the standards of the American National Standards Institute, or ANSI. The employer must provide most required PPE, and must train employees on how to use and maintain it. These basics will help you anticipate what kinds of PPE may be needed.

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Lockout/Tagout for Construction

When servicing power equipment, lockout/tagout prevents incidents by making it impossible for the equipment to run, saving over 120 lives per year.

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Slips, Trips, and Falls Safety Training in the Construction Industry

Nearly one-third of reportable injuries and 40% of fatalities in construction result from slips, trips, and falls. These injuries result in 50% more days away from work than other injuries. Slips, trips, and falls can be caused by slick spots, debris, clutter, and unsafe stairs or ladders.

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Safe Trip Planning for Over-the-Road Drivers

Good planning is important for drivers to make their deliveries safely, comfortably, and on time.

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Electrical Safety on the Job

Working with or around electricity exposes employees to dangers such as electric shock, fires and explosions. Fortunately, most of these dangers can be easily prevented if employees are trained to identify and avoid electrical hazards.

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SafetySkills Partners with the University of South Florida and American Safety Council to Offer OSHA-Authorized Training

Beginning in May, clients of SafetySkills’ Learning Management System (LMS) will have the option of choosing to add OSHA-authorized…

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