Resolve to Increase Safety in the Workplace
A new year presents new opportunities to evaluate your current workplace practices and resolve to increase safety. In this post, we’ll look at our most visited safety blogs of 2020 to help you focus on critical safety considerations in your facility.
Get our Best Safety Tips
Our two most popular safety blogs this year both contain a valuable collection of information to protect workers and increase safety. The first kicked off 2020 with 5 Workplace Safety Tips, highlights areas of opportunity for creating a safer workplace. And the second, 6 Ways to Improve Workplace Safety, provides guidance for building a safety culture.
While many of our safety posts focus on industrial, manufacturing, and construction environments, we also have a recent post on office safety: 6 Office Safety Considerations.
Increase Safety in 5 Critical Areas
Using the most visited posts as our guide, we’ve identified five key areas to focus on as you work to increase safety in your organization. Each of them touches on one of OSHA’s top ten most-cited violations.
#1. Fall Protection
Preventing falls is essentials in any workplace. And Fall Protection Safety for Electrical Contractors is the difference between life and death—it also happens to be one of our most visited safety blogs. This post addresses the dangers of working at height as well as associated electrical safety considerations with information to increase safety.
#2. Extension Cords
Extension cords and power strips are invaluable to powering our day-to-day lives at work and at home. They can also create deadly hazards. OSHA standards state, “UL approved and correctly sized extension cords are only allowable in the workplace as temporary wiring not to exceed 90 days.” Pull the Plug on Extension Cord Hazards covers ways to avoid misuse and overload as well as how to meet guidelines to increase safety.
#3. Arc Flash Protection
Controlling hazardous energy saves lives. Do You Have Proper Arc Flash Protection? Learn why it’s important to increase safety and how to protect workers from arc flash or arc blast. You’ll get to know PPE arc ratings and much more from our certified OSHA Outreach Instructor, Jim Lanz. He covers both arc flash and arc blast prevention and protection.
#4. Ladder Safety
Working on ladders is covered in OSHA’s walking and working surface safety. These common workplace tools can pose a safety risk when used incorrectly. Slips, trips, and falls continue to be the number one cause of workplace injuries. And many of these accidents involve falls from ladders—all of which could and should have been prevented. To increase safety in your workplace, check out 12 Ladder Safety Tips.
#5. Emergency Exits
Is your facility prepared for the unexpected? Do your employees know how to safely exit your facility in the event of an emergency? OSHA requires that all emergency exits be marked with a lighted sign. Emergency safety measures should also include an exit route map at the main entrances to your facility. Want to know more? Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Exits has you covered.
We Can Help You Keep Your Resolve
In 2021 and beyond, we’re here to help you increase safety and protect your workers. Our Safety Specialists, Qualified Safety Sales Professionals (QSSP), and OSHA-Certified Trainers are on hand to help. Contact us today!