Are You Digging Your Own Grave?

Are You Digging Your Own Grave?
488 workers have died in trenching or excavation cave-ins over the past 9 years—an average of 54 fatalities per year 64% of fatalities in trenches occurred at depths of less than 10 feet 68% of those fatalities occurred in companies with fewer than 50 workers 46% of the deaths occurred in small companies with 10 or fewer workers Lack of a protective system is the leading cause of trench-related fatalities Most incidents involve excavation work...

The Shocking Truth About Electrical Safety

The Shocking Truth About Electrical Safety
  Fact: One person is electrocuted every day in the workplace.   Fact: Based on available statistics, it’s expected that the explosive energy released during an arc blast will send more than 2,000 North American electrical workers to burn centers each year. The sad thing is that most of these workers will not have been properly warned of the magnitude of the hazard — if they were ever warned at all.   Let’s face it being an el...

Feeling Claustrophobic

Feeling Claustrophobic
Each year confined space entry results in numerous injuries and fatalities. Generally, these preventable incidents are caused by a lack of ability to recognize what a confined space is, lack of understanding the hazards associated with entry and the overall lack proper training and safe work practices. True Story and content courtesy of Danatec Confined Space Pre-Entry Training: “Two workers were in the process of repairing a leak in the discharge pi