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Nationwide Consulting

Posted 7:17 PM by

Did you know we offer consulting nationwide? One of our consultants captured some great photos while he was working with one of our clients in Portland, OR. 

For a list of services we offer nationwide, visit: http://www.safetyresources.com/services-page .


 

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Solar Eclipse 2017!

Posted 2:20 PM by

Hope everyone had a great time seeing the eclipse safely! We had a great view from downtown. 

 



 

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Safety Tips for the Solar Eclipse

Posted 12:39 PM by

Today is the solar eclipse! Please follow the safety tips below to ensure your safety during this rare event. Don't keep safety in the dark!

 

• Never look directly at the sun without a special purpose safe solar filter.

• Never look at the sun through a camera, telescope, or binoculars while using your eclipse glasses.

• Make sure your eclipse glasses meet
International Safety Standard - ISO 12312-2.

• Make sure eclipse glasses are in good condition - not torn, scratched, or coming loose from the frame.

• Visit the American Astronomical Society (AAS) website for a list of reputable vendors who sell eclipse glasses.

• Ordinary sunglasses are not safe for looking at the sun.


 

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ASSE 2017 Golf Outing

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The SRI team had a blast supporting the 2017 CIASSE Golf Outing. Proceeds from the outing help fund safety management scholarships for in-state schools.

 


We received an award for being a sponsor for five years in a row. President Kristi VanSoest second from the left.

 


Safety consultant Karl Weisser. 

 

From left: safety consultant Ryan Bruner, safety consultant Mark Williams, President Kristi VanSoest, safety consultant Neil Spaeth and safety consultant Karl Weisser. 

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Great example of client use of PPE on walking working surfaces

Posted 7:27 PM by

We believe in a collaborative approach to utilizing personal protective equipment while on unstable walking working surfaces. Photo by: Neil Spaeth, safety consultant

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Great photo of a tower crane on our jobsite

Posted 9:17 PM by

 

Photo by: Matt McCreery, Director of Business Development/Safety Consultant 

 



 

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A Ruff Safety Tip

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Friday Factoid- July 14, 2017

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Make sure you are preventing yourself and those around you from heat-related illnesses this summer and year-round! 

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Good Example of Fall Protection Rope Grab System

Posted 9:23 PM by

Another good example of fall protection with a rope grab system from one of our job sites on top of the Hilbert Circle Theatre.
Photo by: Mark Williams, safety consultant

 


 

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Great use of fall protection!

Posted 9:49 PM by

Great use of on-site fall protection from of our clients, Lemon Masonry Restoration.

 





 

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A Change in OSHA's Monorail Hoists Policy

Posted 8:22 PM by

http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-announces-policy-change-monorail-hoists
 

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Look at that view!!!

Posted 9:59 PM by

 

Great photo of our beautiful city from the top of Market Square Tower taken from one of our consultants. Photo by: Karl Weisser

 

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Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Posted 11:04 PM by

Happy Fourth of July! We hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday.



 

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Firework Safety: The Safe Way to Have a Blast

Posted 7:21 PM by

Firework Safety

The Safe Way to Have a Blast

 

Did you know that the smallest and simplest of fireworks, such as sparklers can burn at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit? With the 4th of July quickly approaching, we know that many of you will be purchasing, lighting, or watching fireworks. It is important to know the dangers fireworks possess and ways to prevent an accident from occurring.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks cause 18,500 reported fires each year and cause an annual average of three deaths, 40 injuries, and $43 million in property damage. Most injuries are to the hand or finger and involve people between the ages of 25-44.

There is a safe way to have fun this Independence Day. See below for a list of tips to follow from the National Council on Fireworks Safety.    

  • Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area and away from buildings and vehicles.
  • If you are not familiar with the proper way to light fireworks, do not light fireworks at all. Leave this to the professionals.
  • Before igniting a firework, read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions on the box.
  • Never give fireworks to children. All firework activities should be supervised by an adult.
  • Alcohol and fireworks should not be mixed.
  • Wear safety glasses when shooting fireworks.
  • Light one firework at a time and then quickly move away.
  • Never shoot fireworks of any kind near pets.
  • If you are bringing your pet to a public firework display, make sure your pet has an identification tag, in case it runs off during the show.
  • Never relight a “dud” firework.  Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • In case of a fire, always have a bucket of water and charged water hose nearby.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them into metal or glass containers.
  • Do not experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Dispose of fireworks by wetting them down and place in a metal trash can away from any building or combustible materials until the next day.
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.
  • Remember, FAA regulations prohibit the possession and transportation of fireworks in checked baggage or carry-on luggage.
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It's a Hot One Out There! How to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

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It’s a Hot One Out There! How to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

June 2017

 

 

As we enter the summer months, it is important that workers are aware of the risk of heat-related hazards and injuries. Those who are at the greatest risk of heart stress are generally over the age of 65, have a heart-related medical condition, are overweight and have high blood pressure. The summer months are the portion of the year that nearly everyone looks forward to most; however, with the increased temperature comes an increased risk for people experiencing heat-related illnesses. Heat-related illnesses include a variety of conditions that arise from exposure to high-temperatures, direct sunlight, humidity and lack of hydration. Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps and the most serious forms of heat-related illness. Each of these conditions is caused by exposure to heat and carries with it a variety of symptoms.

                                                                                                                                                    

Heat stroke occurs when the body loses the ability to properly maintain a normal core body temperature. During heat stroke, the body’s temperature can rise to levels as high as 106° F and may result in fatality or permanent disability without proper medical treatment. Symptoms of heat stroke include hot, dry skin, profuse sweating, hallucinations, chills, headaches, confusion and slurred speech.

 

Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to large losses of water and salt from sweating. A worker experiencing heat exhaustion has similar symptoms as heat stroke. If a worker is suspected of having heat stroke or heat exhaustion, 911 should be called immediately to provide proper medical care.

 

Heat cramps, like heat exhaustion, are caused by losing large amounts of water quickly which results in painful muscular cramps. Although this condition is less severe than heat stroke and heat exhaustion, it is uncomfortable and still requires the employee to be removed from the hot environment and begin rehydrating with fluids. A worker experiencing heat cramps should not return to work for a few hours after the cramps subside.

 

Preventative measures to reduce and control the frequency of heat-related illness should be discussed and reviewed with your team at the beginning of the warm season. Preventative measures include:

 

1) Selecting appropriate clothing that will keep the body cool. Light colored, loose-fitting, cotton (or other breathable material) should be worn.

 

2) Begin hydration before outdoor work and repeat often. Drink enough water so that thirst is not experienced. Drinking about 1-cup of water every 15-20 minutes will help prevent dehydration.

 

3) While working outdoors, take breaks often while the body adjusts to the heat.

 

4) Pay attention to weather reports and schedule work around cooler parts of the day.

 

 

5) Stick to the Buddy System. It’s essential to monitor your own physical condition as well as that    of your coworkers. Having a designated person check in with workers to monitor signs and symptoms of heat related illness and provide cool water will help to reduce the frequency and severity of heat related illness.

 

 

 

Sources:

 

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/default.html

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/prolonged-exposure-to-heat-cho/26887488

 

https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=26052

 

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/

 

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatstress/heat_illnesses.html

 

 

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