Tag Archives: safety

Risk Management: Fall Protection – What do you do about repeat offenders?

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This week’s blog post continues an ongoing discussion of the risk management issue of fall protection.  This time we look at the issue of repeat offenders to violating fall protection rules and from a risk managment point of view there … Continue reading

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NYC Crane Accidents – A Pattern? Maybe, but not what you think.

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Monday is the start of NYC’s annual Department of Buildings (DOB) Construction Safety Week. This year’s theme is Build Safe / Live Safe.  After last year’s great safety numbers – construction-related accidents and injuries declined for the second consecutive year; … Continue reading

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Never Give Up: Failure Is Not An Option

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Yesterday, the New York Giants capped off an unbelievable season by beating the New England Patriots in Superbowl LXVI. The game reflected the season: a strong start, losing the lead despite playing well and comeback at the end to win. … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Fall Protection – One Size Does Not Fit All

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This blog post is about fall protection, risk management, and fall hazards.  Although motor vehicle accidents kill the most workers in the US, falls are the number one killer on construction sites.  There are many reasons that this may occur: First, construction … Continue reading

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Deadlines and Expiration Dates

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Most people don’t think about checking for deadlines in January, but there is an oft overlooked deadline looming. The OSHA 300A Summary Log deadline – February 1st – is rapidly approaching. The fine for failing to post the log is … Continue reading

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Public Safety – Protecting the Public (Part I)

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This blog post is about public safety or protecting the public.  Most contractors know that some of their biggest liability losses come from someone in the public being hurt.  It’s easy to blame contractors.  They have big pockets and they’re … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Trenches and Excavation Safety

This blog post is about trenching and excavation safety and OSHA compliance.  I pose a question to the construction industry, in particular, and to safety and risk management professionals, in general – “Why can’t we police safety in our industry rather … Continue reading

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