Stand Down for Trench Safety

By Bruce Loughner, CSP, Technical Safety Advisor A trench cave-in can trap you within seconds and kill you within minutes. One excavator buck load, or one cubic yard of soil, weighs about 3,000 pounds. If the walls collapse and you’re buried, you could suffocate in less than three minutes. The weight of the soil causes … Continue reading Stand Down for Trench Safety

Does your company or organization participate in the National Safety Stand-Down Campaign?

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?

Resolve to value safety in 2022

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