Stay Safe Working in the Heat

by Anne Diorelle

heat

What’s at Stake? Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. More than 40 percent of heatrelated worker deaths occur in the construction industry, but workers in every field are susceptible. There are a range of heat illnesses and they can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition

Look Out for New Workers

by Anne Diorelle

new workers

What’s at Stake? You’ve likely heard the sports metaphors… “There is no I in team” … Sports has showed us that success is often generated by players working together for a common goal. And much like a team, you have veteran workers and rookies – either because of their age, their experience, in many cases, both. Veterans help the rookies learn the rop

Guidelines for Scaffolding Safety

by Anne Diorelle

Scaffolding

What’s at Stake? Scaffolds make it possible to work at heights that ladders, and lift equipment can’t reach. But, if you aren’t following safe work practices the consequences can be life-threatening. Here are three examples. Two workers were performing siding installation work at a residence. The pump jack scaffold system they were on failed, and the wor

Supervisor Kit: Sexual Harassment

by Anne Diorelle

Sexual Harasment

Use this ready-to-use supervisor kit along with your safety meetings and for your own knowledge. This kit is created to help supervisors boost safety and productivity. The Sexual Harassment Supervisor Kit contains: Picture This Fatality File: Harassment Leads to Suicide Be A Better Supervisor - Sexual Harassment Workplan Tool - Checklist for Anti-

Supervisor Kit: Opiods in the Workplace

by Anne Diorelle

Sexual Harasment

Use this ready-to-use supervisor kit along with your safety meetings and for your own knowledge. This kit is created to help supervisors boost safety and productivity. The Opiods in the Workplace Supervisor Kit contains: 11 Common Prescription Opioids Could This Have Been You? How I Got Hooked Be A Better Supervisor - Tackling the Opioid Problem Workp

News You Can Use: Proposed Extension of Some Beryllium Standard Compliance Dates

by Anne Diorelle

Extension

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) announced a proposed rule that would extend the compliance date for certain ancillary requirements of the general industry beryllium standard to Dec. 12, 2018. This extension applies to all processes, operations, or areas where workers may be exposed to materi

Asbestos – The Hazards and Health Effects

by Anne Diorelle

Asbestos

What’s at Stake? Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that are resistant to heat, fire, and electricity. Chrysotile asbestos is the most common and widely used type of asbestos and estimates show about 90-95% of all asbestos that remains in buildings in the U.S. and Canada is of this variety. Since the 1950’s, the harmful effects of

Be A Better Supervisor – Sexual Harassment

by Anne Diorelle

Sexual Harassment

In 2017, the #metoo movement took the often hushed and seldom reported issue of sexual harassment in the workplace and forced it into the public mainstream consciousness. Did you know that less than 30% of women chose to report sexual harassment in the workplace, but over 85% of women report being harassed at some time in their careers? Are there different types of

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