Entries by Scott Teepe Jr

Don’t Fall Prey to Fall-Related Injuries

Department of Labor Doubles Down OSHA is committed to reducing the leading cause of worker fatality in the construction industry.  The sixth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be held May 6th through the 10th of this year. They have also employed a Fall Prevention Training Guide to help employers train employees on […]

Having a Strong Safety Culture

Companies that have a strong safety culture enjoy strong benefits.  Accidents can leave people injured or worse, dead, and can cost companies thousands to millions of dollars. When Safety is at the forefront of your business you can avoid all of that. It can start out with simple weekly safety meetings or conducting a daily […]

Accidents Happen

Accidents Happen Injury and non-injury accidents can cause job completion delays and can increase the costs of whatever operation is underway. Most, if not all, accidents can and should be avoided. However, in the real-world accidents do occur. So, what do you do when an accident does happen?  Accident investigations are crucial in determining what […]

Don’t Get Burned!

Fire Prevention – Don’t Get Burned According to the NFPA there were 7770 structural fires in industrial manufacturing over the 2011-2015 calendar years.  That’s over 4 fires per day! And office fires cause roughly $108 million per year in damages.  Fires in the workplace regardless of where you work is a serious safety issue.  OSHA has […]

New Year! Remember Your Annual Requirements

As we approach the new year it is important to remember your annual training requirements. On one hand it seems easy to remember because you train on them relatively frequently. On the other hand its easy to think you’re still current but somehow another year has already passed us by and you let the training […]

Winter Safety

Cold Weather Risk Factors Its winter time and that means one thing is certain to happen… Its going to get colder.  Cold weather adds a multitude of complications to whatever it is that you are doing outside.  It brings with it the obvious problems of frostbite and hypothermia, but there are many other factors to […]

Dressing for Cold Weather

Dressing for Cold Weather There are lots of extra hazards associated with winter time. The most obvious is how darn cold it gets. In order to stave off dropping temperatures and things like frostbite and hypothermia it’s important to dress in a way that keeps you warm. However, wearing bulky jackets and double layers of […]

PPE The Last Defense

Personal Protective Equipment Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is an essential component of workplace safety.  PPE requirements will vary widely depending on the industry,  materials handled, or the manner in which said materials are used. It is the employers’ responsibility to ensure that the proper PPE is available and that all employees have received the […]

Lead Safety Week

Dedicating a Week for Lead Safety Starting on Oct 22nd, the Trump administration announced National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week to highlight tools, products, and resources to assist partners at all levels in educating their communities about reducing lead hazards. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]