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National Work Zone Awareness Week April 3-7 2017

March 27th, 2017|Categories: Safety Spotlight|

1. Slow down. Speeding and aggressive driving are major contributors to work zone crashes. 2. Expect the unexpected. Normal speed limits are often reduced, traffic lanes are often changed, and people are often working on or near the road. 3. Don't tailgate. Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you (use the 3-second following rule). The most common crash in a highway work zone is the rear-end collision. 4. Obey road crew flaggers. The flagger knows what is best for moving traffic safely through the work zone. A flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign, so you can be cited for disobeying his or her directions. 5. Keep a safe distance between you and the construction workers and their equipment. 6. Pay attention to the signs. The warning signs are there to help you and other drivers move safely through the work zone. [...]

SCI – 10 Critical Ladder Setup Safety Tips

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Safety Spotlight|

To avoid ladder accidents, you have to set up ladders correctly. Remember these setup tips:   1. Place the ladder on a firm, level surface, and check to make sure the ladder is stable. Use wide boards under the ladder to give stability if the ground is soft.   2. Never set a ladder on top of a drum, stack of pallets, or other object to gain more height. Use a taller ladder instead. If you set up a ladder on such an unstable base, you’re just asking for an accident.   3. Never set up a ladder in front of a door unless the door is locked or blocked—or you’ve got someone standing on the other side to keep people from opening the door.   4. Never lean a ladder against a surface that isn’t strong enough to support your weight, such as a window or an object that [...]