By Michael Marr, Technical Resource Consultant May 2-6 is Construction Safety Week! Construction workers have a strong bond, and this week they come together to focus on safety and protecting one another. Construction Safety Week is a weeklong event that brings the construction industry together. Organizations and associations with ties to the construction industry partner … Continue reading Let’s Reduce Accidents All Year & During Construction Safety Week
By Michael Marr, Safety Technical Resource Consultant According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), falls are the number one cause of construction worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of all on-the-job deaths in the industry. This marks the 11th year that NIOSH, The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and the … Continue reading Does your company or organization participate in the National Safety Stand-Down Campaign?
By Danielle Alley, Public Information and Social Media Coordinator Chances are you spend a lot of time driving, but how often do you think about the choices you make when driving and how they affect others on the road? Small actions you take while driving may put others at risk. These include using a cell … Continue reading Watch the Road: These Reminders Could Save Your Life
By Danielle Alley, Social Media and Public Information Coordinator Last year, 29 people were killed in work zone crashes in Ohio. That’s why each spring we recognize National Work Zone Awareness Week to spread the message that we’re all responsible for work zone safety. Why do we do this in the spring? As the weather … Continue reading Work zones are a sign to slow down
By Dr. Bradley Lewis, BWC Medical Director In addition to March Madness, the Ides of March, and the spring equinox, March is also -- wait for it -- Workplace Eye Wellness Month! According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, there are 2,000 workplace eye injuries a day which require medical treatment. A … Continue reading Workplace Eye Wellness Month
By Ford Sledge, BWC Employer Training Center Manager If your organization is looking for opportunities for professional development, why not consider online training? BWC’s Division of Safety & Hygiene offers a variety of training options to meet the varying needs of your business. Although in-person training isn’t currently offered, our online options provide the highest … Continue reading BWC Offers a Variety of Online Safety Training
By Mike Marr, Safety Technical Resources Consultant Over the past few years BWC has promoted National Ladder Safety Month to promote ladder safety and help people recognize what causes ladder accidents. We want to help workers recognize unsafe practices when it comes to ladder use. The American Ladder Institute, along with many other organizations like … Continue reading March is National Ladder Safety Month
By Ryan Miller, Expo Coordinator, Ohio Safety Congress As the Ohio Safety Congress expo coordinator, it’s my goal to create a welcoming space for exhibitors and attendees to conduct business alongside our exceptional educational sessions. The venue may now be online, but the goal remains the same. If you are looking for occupational safety and … Continue reading Join us virtually at the 2022 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo!
By Michael Marr, Safety Technical Resource Consultant The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers that must maintain the OSHA 300 log, post the 300A summary by Feb. 1 for three months. This has been a requirement for a long time, but many employers are unaware. I want to take a couple of … Continue reading Reminder! Do you have your OSHA 300A Log posted? Do you have to submit it to OSHA?
By Cari Gray, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist and Bruce Loughner, Technical Resource Consultant So, here we are… 2022! If you are like most safety folks, you spend much of your time putting out proverbial (and maybe literal) fires and have little time to think about long-term goals and planning. Trying to “do” safety without setting … Continue reading Resolve to value safety in 2022