A Great Lesson on Project Management Liability

Appeals Court Rules on Project Manager’s Manslaughter Conviction   The California Court of Appeal has upheld the involuntary manslaughter conviction of a construction project manager in an infamous 2012 trench death. The Sixth Appellate District in San Jose...

Heat Stress in Construction

Heat Stress in Construction     By: Barry A. Cole, President Cole-Preferred Safety Consulting, Inc. and Preferred Safety Products, Inc. Just about now, across the country, we hear of healthy young men, dropping, and sometimes dying on high school and college...

Knowing When to Discard Your Harness and Lanyard

Shop Lanyards Now Shop Harnesses Now It is paramount that safety professionals NOT fall into the trap which suggests that the manufacturer or OSHA be the deciding factor on when to retire a company’s harness or lanyard. There are way too many variables for anyone,...

Know the Heat Hazards

Two of the minor heat related disorders are sunburn and heat rash. Sunburn is caused by excessive exposure of skin to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Too much sun can cause a first degree burn consisting of red, painful skin. Wear lightweight clothing to cover your...

Why Some Companies Succeed at Safety

Why are some companies still struggling with safety while others have moved ahead dramatically? Why are some companies paying too much for workers’ compensation and having too many interruptions and losses from accidents, while others actually profit from safety? We...

PPE Personal Protective Equipment

Eye Protection Needless accidents rob people of their sight every day whether your job is in a laboratory, on a jobsite, in a factory — you don’t have to be next. Safety goggles and glasses can withstand a terrific blow — your eyes can’t. And...

PREPARE FOR COLD WEATHER

If your job involves working outside or constant movement between indoors and out, the best line of defense against the cold is a little thought and preparation. Wearing several thin layers of clothing is more effective than wearing one or two very heavy layers....

LADDER INSPECTION IMPORTANCE

LADDER INSPECTION IMPORTANCE INSPECTION!  INSPECTION!   INSPECTION! From the IWEA Ironworker Employers Association comes a story of near miss with a fiberglass extension.  While we speak often about inspecting your safety equipment, this reminds everyone just how...