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  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – Eliminating Injuries from Electricity

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Know your Enemies - workplace hazards

    What’s at Stake If you and your buddies were facing a dangerous, deceptive enemy, you’d want to find out all you could about it and share any information you come up with. The fact is you do have such a treacherous enemy - the workplace hazard. What’s the Danger An unnoticed hazard can take your life in an instant, or cause you a lifetime of ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 6 Typical electrical hazards in the workplace

    What’s at Stake? Electrical shock is a leading cause of workplace fatalities and almost every day approximately one electrocution, 10 disabling injuries and 100 electrical shocks are reported. What’s the Danger? There are four main electricity-related injuries:  Electrocution; Shock, which is caused when ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Workplace falls get fresh attention

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tackling a major source of industrial injuries — slips, trips and falls on workplace surfaces. On May 24, OSHA proposed significant revisions to Subparts D and I of the general industry standards dealing with walkingworking surfaces and personal protective equipment (PPE), respectively. This column outlines the reasons why ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Investing in Workplace Safety - Before It`s Too Late

    Whether we’re talking about safety violations in retail store like Dollar Tree or an unsafe lab environment at an educational institution like ...


    By WasteStrategies

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – What you need to know about falls from height

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Intelex Blog: The Best of Intelex Friday Safety Facts

    Many of the statistics on safety are staggering, but valuable lessons can be learned from every single one of them. In this compilation of Intelex's popular "Friday Safety Facts," we cover a wide variety of topics: from hazards and risk to OSHA and regulations, use these clever visual aids as reminders to stay safe in the workplace. The safety facts depicted in these mini infographics come from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • The Top 5 upcoming OHS regulatory events you need to know about: #3

    It can be hard for businesses to determine which regulatory events will directly affect how they do business. That's why I’ve put together a list of the Top 5 OHS regulatory events on the immediate horizon business leaders as well as OHS managers and staff need to know about. Yesterday we talked about ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

    31st July 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Also referred to as HSWA or the HSW Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. Take a look at what exactly this monumental Act involves and what impact it has had on employee health and safety during the last 40 years. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • The 80-20 inversion: how we waste time and money without automated systems

    Tracking and analyzing near-misses and at-risk behaviours should be central to any preventive health safety management system. In 2003 ConocoPhillips Marine conducted a study that indicated that for every workplace fatality, there were at least 300,000 at-risk behaviours – basically, activities inconsistent with health and safety rules – and about 3,000 near misses. This applies ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Don’t let your safety slip away

    What’s at Stake The banana peel has been a famous prop for slapstick comedy for decades, but there’s nothing funny about the number of injuries associated with slips, trips and falls. Slips, trip and falls consistently rank among the top causes of both disabling injuries and deaths in all types of workplaces, from construction sites, to manufacturing operations to warehouses to ...


    By SafetySmart

  • BST Presents Eight Critical Safety Issues at the 2015 Safety in Action® Conference

    We're proud to unveil the eight safety issues facing organizations today at this year's Safety in Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. Based on our experience in the field, we've selected these issues for their potential to affect the future of safety practice and performance. Their solutions will require the insight of employees at every level of the organization. Join us March 19-21 as we ...

  • BST Presents Eight Critical Safety Issues at the 2015 Safety in Action® Conference

    We're proud to unveil the eight safety issues facing organizations today at this year's Safety in Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. Based on our experience in the field, we've selected these issues for their potential to affect the future of safety practice and performance. Their solutions will require the insight of employees at every level of the organization. Join us March 19-21 as we ...

  • Relatively Speaking: The ROI of Safety Training

    Online training that incorporates learning management functionality can generate a relatively high Return on Investment (ROI) when compared to instructor-led training alone. The combination of online and classroom training (blended learning) offers even more cumulative benefits. Additionally, ROI as it relates to training in general includes a substantial “soft” component that is ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • 3 Safety Risks to your Business

    Health and safety related incidents are more commonplace at work than you may think. According to the International Labour Organization, 153 workers have a work-related accident every 15 seconds. Think about that for a moment. No matter the industry within which you ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Preview: 2015 Safety in Action Guide - 8 Issues Shaping Safety Now

    Safety leaders have a lot to be proud of in today's workplace. Across industry, organizations are enjoying record low injury rates. Safety now has a place on the organizational agenda and there is greater safety literacy across more employees in more places than ever before. The journey that safety has been on the past 30-plus years has helped unpack the idea that injuries are not inevitable and ...

  • Visualizing Your Data with EHS Software

    When you're teaching teams about environmental, health and safety (EHS) metrics, data visualization is essential because you're reaching people of different ages, educational levels and they might even speak different languages. As you are presenting safety statistics, you want to make sure all stakeholders are responsive, alert, and in tune with your materials to help the environment, ...


    By EHS Insight

  • The Secret to Streamlined Safety Compliance

    Let’s face it, the world as we know it is changing. For the most part that’s a very good thing. As health and safety professionals one way that we see these changes is in increasing regulatory pressures. For example, as of January 2015, OSHA has increased pressure on U.S.-based businesses regarding reporting of workplace incidents. These new requirements include reporting work-related ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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