Ladder Safety Checklist

by Anne Diorelle

Falls Inspection Checklist

  HOW TO USE THE TOOL Use this ladder safety checklist to ensure that the ladders in your workplace are in good operating condition and that your workers are setting up and using ladders safely.   Download the Checklist here! [pdfviewer]http://www.safesupervisor.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Ladder_Safety_Checklist.pdf[/pdfviewer]

Safe Supervisor Newsletter May 2018

by Anne Diorelle

  What’s your Deep Fryer Test? McDonalds® Deep Fryer Training Earlier in my safety career, I came across a Safety Officer who provided me with an excellent heuristic or rule of thumb when it comes to determining adequacy of training. The Safety Officer, Randy, would often pick me up at my office and tour other worksites as a ‘ride along’ to provide me

Traffic Control During Roadwork

by Anne Diorelle

What’s at Stake? Traffic control during roadwork is necessary to keep workers and road users safe when the usual traffic pattern is changed or restricted. Traffic control signs and traffic controllers, or flaggers, help to keep road crews safe by alerting drivers to upcoming construction zones, new traffic patterns, and to expect workers in the area. What’s th

Carpenter Dies After Falling from Extension Ladder

by Anne Diorelle

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  A 49-year-old male carpenter (victim) employed by a residential contractor was fatally injured after falling from an extension ladder. The victim and a co-worker were on site to perform gutter work on a house. The victim was climbing an extension ladder that was set up on stone pavers to access the roof. While climbing the ladder, the victim fell to the

Using Ladders Safely

by Anne Diorelle

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What’s at Stake? Many types of ladders are available, and each is designed to do a certain kind of work. There are stepladders made for industrial, commercial, and household use. There are single ladders, sectional ladders, extension ladders and rolling ladders. Ladders may be made of wood, fiberglass or metal, and they may be portable or fixed. And it’s a g

Spot the Safety Violation: Prepare for Impact

by Anne Diorelle

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Choosing and using the right ladder for the job is the basis for all other ladder safety concepts. If you don’t start out with the right ladder you are setting yourself and your ladder, up for failure. Looking at this picture, a few obvious unsafe work practices probably jump out for you. First off, the worker appears to be working on a unit powered by elect

Crane Collapse in Florida Sends Workers Running for Their Lives: Near Miss Could Have Had Catastrophic Consequences

by Anne Diorelle

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A collapsing crane sent construction workers running for their lives in a Florida city on Thursday, nearly striking a man as it toppled over. The St. Petersburg Police Department said in a tweet featuring the video that no one was injured and that the construction site at the new police headquarters didn't suffer major damage. The police

Crane Safety

by Anne Diorelle

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What’s at Stake? A crane is one of the most versatile and important pieces of equipment found on a construction job. It can be used to accomplish a lot of otherwise heavy lifting tasks. It is often one of the largest pieces of equipment on a work site with many different operating functions. This means the operator must be able to concentrate on the tasks and be

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