Safety Tips for Compact Excavator Operations

Safety Tips for Compact Excavator Operations

Excavators are relied upon by a variety of industries. Whenever and wherever ground needs to be broken and earth needs to be moved, these powerful…

Seven Trench Safety Toolbox Talk Topics to Advance Worker Knowledge about Trench Hazards and Safe Work Practices

Seven Trench Safety Toolbox Talk Topics to Advance Worker Knowledge about Trench Hazards and Safe Work Practices

United Rentals Inc. announced seven Trench Safety Toolbox Talk topics to help utilities and contractors promote a safety culture. Developed using United Rentals’ extensive experience…

US Department of Labor, Workplace Safety Organizations Announce 6th Annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down

US Department of Labor, Workplace Safety Organizations Announce 6th Annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down

U.S. Department of Labor, Workplace Safety Organizations Announce 6th Annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

JLG External Bolt-On Fall Arrest System Allows Operators to Work Outside the Platform

JLG External Bolt-On Fall Arrest System Allows Operators to Work Outside the Platform

Full 270-degree access gives operators extended workspace outside the platform JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work…

ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Make Construction Companies 670 Percent Safer

ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Make Construction Companies 670 Percent Safer

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently released its 2018 Safety Performance Report to further the construction industry’s understanding of how to make jobsites safer through…

Six Risky Misconceptions about Workplace Violence

Six Risky Misconceptions about Workplace Violence

Knowledge is power. False knowledge exposes everyone to risk. This is especially true when evaluating your workplace for the risk of workplace violence. Misconceptions about…

June Is National Safety Month, Time to Raise Awareness

June Is National Safety Month, Time to Raise Awareness

The National Safety Council (NSC) has designated June as National Safety Month. The NSC, along with thousands of safety-minded organizations across the country, observe National…

ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Make Construction Companies 770% Safer

ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Make Construction Companies 770% Safer

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently released its 2017 Safety Performance Report to further the construction industry’s understanding of how to make jobsites safer…

Work Photography Requires Caution; Construction Photos Can Show Violations

Work Photography Requires Caution; Construction Photos Can Show Violations

Contractors are proud of the work they do and the things they build, so they often take pictures of their jobsites to document the progress…

Watch This Vac-Tron Safety Video on Exposing Utilities with Vacuum Excavation

Watch This Vac-Tron Safety Video on Exposing Utilities with Vacuum Excavation

Vacuum excavation is used worldwide and has quickly grown into the best method for safer digging. Vac-Tron Equipment is an industry leader in vacuum excavation and…

Caution: UTVS at Work (a Utility Vehicle Safety Guide)

Caution: UTVS at Work (a Utility Vehicle Safety Guide)

Work vs. Recreation Whether you will be using your utility vehicle for work or recreation is an important distinction to make when considering limitations and…

Prepare Your Construction Workers for Safe Confined Space Entry

Prepare Your Construction Workers for Safe Confined Space Entry

A Safety Plan Provided by the National Utility Contractors Association OSHA’s new Confined Spaces in Construction standard requires employers to establish a written permit-required confined…

Friday Fun: JCB releases cheeky ‘Common Sense’ video for side-entry skid steers

Friday Fun: JCB releases cheeky ‘Common Sense’ video for side-entry skid steers

In an effort to communicate the practicality of its skid steer design, JCB recently released a video on its social media channels (You Tube, Facebook, Twitter and Google…

Trench collapse seriously injures worker, leads to $424K fine for employer

Trench collapse seriously injures worker, leads to $424K fine for employer

One minute he was working in the 8-foot trench below ground. The next, he was being buried in it. His co-workers came to his rescue,…

Might wanna check out OSHA’s Confined Spaces for Construction Compliance Webcast

Might wanna check out OSHA’s Confined Spaces for Construction Compliance Webcast

Optimum Safety Management has announced a new webcast for construction employers seeking guidance regarding the OSHA Confined Spaces Standard for Construction, 29 CFR 1926.1200-1213 Subpart…

AEM releases excellent new video for Underground Utility Awareness campaign

AEM releases excellent new video for Underground Utility Awareness campaign

“Everyone has a part to play” to help ensure underground utility safety and damage prevention. That’s the message of a new video and related online…

OSHA provides guidance to revised Hazard Communication standard for chemicals

OSHA provides guidance to revised Hazard Communication standard for chemicals

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration just issued instructions to compliance safety and health officers on how to ensure consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard…

Updated AEM Grader Safety Manual Now Available

Updated AEM Grader Safety Manual Now Available

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Grader Safety Manual with new “industry-recognized” pictorials that help communicate effective safety messages to equipment end-users….

Oxford Plastics Road Plates Win Innovation Award at Preventica 2015

Oxford Plastics Road Plates Win Innovation Award at Preventica 2015

Oxford Plastics exhibited its road plates — which ensure the safety of contractors, pedestrians and vehicles during utility, cabling and maintenance projects — at Preventica…

Genie Safety Kit available in support of OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Stand-Down

Genie Safety Kit available in support of OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Stand-Down

In support of OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Stand-Down, May 4-15, Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has developed a Genie marketing safety kit to raise safety…