Here is How to Keep Your Workers Safe in the Summer Heat

Labor Day has passed, signifying the unofficial end of summer, but the season isn’t actually over yet. Fall starts September 22, but that doesn’t mean temperatures will automatically acclimate. In many parts of the country, the fall months can be a scorcher, so it’s important to keep your workers safe from the heat. Working outside […]

Heat Safety Tool From OHSA: Stay Safe this Summer

Summer is the most fun season of the year, but it’s also the warmest, so working outside can be dangerous if proper precautions aren’t followed. Whether you’re a worker or an employer, it’s important to make sure heat safety measures are always taken, because the high temperatures can cause serious injuries — or even death. […]

Fall Protection Guidelines to Keep in Mind

When employees begin their shift, they expect to end the day in the same physical condition. As an employer, it’s your job to do everything in your power to make this happen. In 2016, a horrifying 384 of 991 total deaths in construction were due to falls, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. […]

What are the OSHA Regulations on Powered Industrial Trucks?

To reduce workplace injuries, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration has safety requirements for the design, maintenance, and use of fork trucks, tractors, platform lift trucks, motorized hard trucks, and all other specialized industrial trucks powered by electric motors or internal combustion engines.  The regulations in 1910.178 of the OSHA Standards do not apply to […]

A Year of Injuries | Recapping OSHA Update

In January 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) started requiring employers to report all severe work-related injuries within a 24-hour period. Many companies complied, as OSHA received a total of 10,388 reports, averaging approximately 30 per day. Unfortunately, as anticipated, thousands of workers sustained permanent injuries that will stay with them for the […]

5 Ways You Can Increase Safety on a Tight Budget (Pt2)

You need your team to work hard and meet deadlines, but ultimately, nothing is more important than their health and safety. Job sites are filled with potentially serious hazards, so it’s crucial that all measures are taken to avert these risks. In 2017, 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry […]

5 Ways You Can Increase Safety on a Tight Budget

When your team sets foot onto your worksite each day, their safety is in your hands. Tragically, 5,190 workers were killed on the job in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The last thing you want is for one of your employees to become another statistic, so you need to do everything in […]

Top 5 Hardest to Hire Skilled Trades Professionals

Filling an open position on your team is never easy, but some skilled trades jobs are harder to hire for than others. The 3.9% unemployment rate, as of December 2018, makes this process even more difficult, as it’s currently a job seeker’s market. Employment for all occupations is expected to grow 7% through 2022, according […]

5 Ways You Can Increase Safety on a Tight Budget

You need your team to work hard and meet deadlines, but ultimately, nothing is more important than their health and safety. Job sites are filled with potentially serious hazards, so it’s crucial that all measures are taken to avert these risks. In 2017, 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry […]

How to Manage Conflict Between Employees

Ideally, your employees would be a tight-knit team who always support one another and get along beautifully. However, it doesn’t always go this way. Workplaces are filled with a variety of personalities, and sometimes they don’t mix. Even employees who typically get along have moments of discord they can’t easily resolve themselves. As the boss, […]