Jesse Allred

Using Drones to Improve Workplace Safety

Using Drones to Improve Workplace Safety

A new final rule made by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) finally went into effect earlier this year allowing operators to fly small drones over people under certain conditions. The flexibility this rule grants and advancements in technology make unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) a valuable asset for companies in construction and manufacturing to improve safety.

Celebrating National Safety Month 2021

Celebrating National Safety Month 2021

This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month! Since launching the NSM campaign in 1996, the National Safety Council sponsors an annual observance to promote safe behaviors in the workplace. Use this month to motivate your employees and focus on improving safety culture—now is more than important ever. According to the most recent

Addressing Heat Stress this Summer

Addressing Heat Stress this Summer

With summer quickly approaching, employers need to be aware of the risk of heat stress and how to prevent it. Excessively warm work conditions in industrial facilities and outside in construction sites not only pose dangers to employees but can also keep your facility from being OSHA compliant. While construction workers account for more than

Celebrating National Forklift Safety Day 2021

Celebrating National Forklift Safety Day 2021

June 8 marks the eighth annual National Forklift Safety Day! Sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, this yearly event serves as a great opportunity for those in the industry to review forklift safety in their own facility. Speakers this year includes James Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor (OSHA), Tony Sciarrotta, Executive Director and Publisher

National Electrical Safety Month 2021: Connected to Safety

National Electrical Safety Month 2021: Connected to Safety

What keeps businesses powered and facilities running can also pose some of the most dangerous hazards to workers. The Electrical Safety Foundation International has launched its annual National Electrical Safety Month (NESM) in an effort to reduce electrically related fatalities, injuries, and property loss. Each May, ESFI spearheads the campaign and this year’s theme is

Safely Returning to In-Person Learning

Safely Returning to In-Person Learning

The percentages of schools reopening across the country continue to rise as infection rates decline and vaccines are distributed. According to a school opening tracker from Burbio, approximately two-thirds of schools are currently operating at either a hybrid online/in-person learning schedule or entirely in-person classes. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on COVID-19

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance on COVID-19

On January 29, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released stronger guidance to help employers better implement a protection program to mitigate and prevent viral spread in the workplace. This guidance is aimed to assist workplaces outside of the healthcare industry to assess their facility in order to determine what necessary control measures should

October in Safety: Protecting the Eyes + Ears

October in Safety: Protecting the Eyes + Ears

October is both Eye Injury Prevention Month and National Protect Your Hearing Month! This is a great time to evaluate your personal protective equipment (PPE) program, replace ill-fitting or damaged equipment, and make sure employees’ hearing + vision is adequately protected. Eye Injury Prevention Month Did you know more than a million people per year

Establishing + Enforcing Long-Term COVID-19 Procedures

Establishing + Enforcing Long-Term COVID-19 Procedures

Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, administrative controls—changing behaviors of people—are key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in communities. From keeping our distance to covering our faces, it’s important to keep everyone on the same page about safe and healthy practices. Policies + Procedures With regulations and recommendations

OSHA’s 2020 Safe + Sound Week

OSHA’s 2020 Safe + Sound Week

Monday, August 10th, kicks off OSHA’s annual Safe + Sound Week! Each year the agency holds a nationwide event to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety program and continue to offer resources on how to keep workers safe. Why are health and safety programs important? Health and safety programs are one of the

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