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September is National Preparedness Month for National Disasters – How prepared are you in the event of a national disaster?

2021-01-22T21:54:27-05:00September 21st, 2017|Categories: Safety Spotlight|

With hurricane season upon us, it is an important reminder that no matter where you live, you should have a disaster plan devised and ready! "Disasters Don't Plan Ahead. You can." Below are some things to consider when planning for your family's safety and the preparedness of your home: Prepare for what you are most likely to face.  If you live in Iowa, you likely don't need to be ready for a Hurricane. If you live in coastal Florida, you most likely won't experience a Tornado. When creating your plan, it's critical to plan for the disasters most likely to happen. There are many resources online to determine what disasters are most likely to happen in your area. Prepare some emergency supplies. Generally, it is a good plan to have one gallon of water per person, per day for all members in your home. If the water goes out, [...]

RFI’s Employees Receive Additional Training for Crystalline Silica for Construction

2021-01-22T21:54:27-05:00September 12th, 2017|Categories: Safety Spotlight|

RFI's Project Managers, Supervisors and Small Job Foreman enrolled in additional training for Crystalline Silica for Construction in order to: Recognize workplace tasks that could result in exposure to crystalline silica Identify health hazards caused by exposure to crystalline silica Recall the various methods of communicating crystalline silica hazards: labels, safety data sheets, and signs Apply exposure control measures to protect themselves from the effects of crystalline silica dust Discuss the role a competent person plays in crystalline silica exposure control Explain the purpose of OSHA's required medical surveillance program   To learn more about "OSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica" visit: https://www.osha.gov/silica/

National Work Zone Awareness Week April 3-7 2017

2021-01-22T21:54:27-05:00March 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

2021-01-22T21:54:27-05:00March 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 [...]

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