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Dust Storm Safety

With high winds this spring throughout our area and some drought conditions make it ideal for blowing sand and dirt. The visibility is also drastically reduced with the blowing dust.  Sand Storms are among nature's most violent and unpredictable phenomena

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Hail Damage and Safety Tips

Hail is one of the most common and costly weather hazards in the United States, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to buildings, vehicles, and crops every year. Help guard against the damaging effect of a hailstorm by following the steps below.

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Flood Safety Tips

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. Why? The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drowning, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded.

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Tornado Safety Tips

Tornados have already began to cause damage and loss of life across the US this year. More storms are forecasted for this week. Here in eastern New Mexico, March is the tenth year anniversary (March 23) of the Clovis, Roosevelt County, Quay County and Logan tornados. With the recent deadly tornado outbreak this week in the South and Midwest, we can officially say Tornado and Severe Weather season is here, it may not seem like it in Eastern NM and West Texas because of the warm temperatures and drought, but it is that time of year. Storms have devastated parts of Branson Missouri, Oklahoma, Alabama and other parts of the United States and no state is immune to Tornadoes.

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Lightning Safety 

Lightning is the MOST UNDERRATED weather hazard. On average, only floods kill more people. Lightning makes every single thunderstorm a potential killer, whether the storm produces one single bolt or ten thousand bolts.

In the United States, lightning routinely kills more people each year than tornadoes and hurricanes COMBINED. Tornadoes, hail, and wind gusts get the most attention, but only lightning can strike well outside the storm itself. Lightning is usually the first thunderstorm hazard to arrive and the last to leave.

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NEW CONFINED SPACES RULE

By: Ron Parker STS, CHST

 

Actually the “new rule” is not entirely new. OSHA issued a final standard for construction work in confined spaces that took effect August 3, 2015. Did you get the changes and if so, did you integrate them into your confined space program? The new standard is now similar to those for general industrial, but does have some changes. Construction employers had ninety days from the date of final ruling to implement this new standard. As a safety professional, if you have not integrated this ruling into your confined space program, you are out of compliance. This new standard, Subpart AA of 29 CFR 1926, sets requirements for procedures to protect employees engaged in working in or around confined spaces where there is more than one confined space.

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DRINKING WATER ON CONSTRUCTION JOBS

By:  Ron Parker STS, CHST

Drinking water on a construction site is essential.  An adequate amount of potable water shall be provided.  It is important to specifically pick the source from where water is obtained, who obtains the water and how the water is obtained and distributed.  If done otherwise, this can lead to water being contaminated which can lead to sickness within the work force.


It is recommended to research information concerning drinking water on the job site.  The sources of information are the CFR 1926, 29 CFR PART 1910 or the EM 385-1-1.  Each reference will have a section entitled “sanitation”.  To ensure proper dissemination of drinking water on a job site I have developed a plan which I feel will guide you through a workable program.  I will share this plan.  You can adopt it as is or modify it to suit your needs, however, a plan is needed.

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Slips, Trips and Falls

By: Ron Parker, STS, CHST

 

While working on a job site, have you ever walked by debris that could cause a slip, a trip or a fall and ignored the debris thinking that someone else would pick it up?  Job site cleanup is important to prevent slips, trips or falls, yet it is sometimes ignored as if it is unimportant.  Let's discuss some tips that will help prevent slips, trips and falls.

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Top Tips for Improving Safety Training

By: Ashok Sharma

Everyone knows safety training is important. Everyone also knows that there are other things they’d rather be doing. Safety training takes workers off of the job site and that can be costly, as well as a distraction, affecting information retention and reducing the effectiveness of your training sessions.

 

The remedy isn’t longer sessions or more thorough testing. The solution is more effective use of class time. By placing an emphasis on engagement and changing simple things about the way instructors present training information, you can help employees focus on the importance of safety training and the work in front of them while realizing that safety doesn’t end with training sessions.

 

Whether you use training management software, classroom learning or a combination of both, engagement plays a key role in information retention for your employees. Increased retention means the lessons paid for in the classroom can help your employees cut loses and reduce injuries on the job site increasing your organization’s return on investment.

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Who Does an Accident Hurt?

By:  Ron Parker STS, CHST

 

According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), construction is one of the most hazardous industries.  If an accident happens, the mindset of some is that, as bad that it is that someone got hurt, it doesn’t affect them.  What they don’t consider is that accidents don’t just affect people who are directly hurt.  Indirectly, accidents affect everyone involved, in one way or another.  Imagine this scenario.


An accident happens on a work site.  At the onset the injury seems worse than it is.  Immediately, for a few moments, work on the job site stops to allow the injured to be attended to.  This impairs the schedule and causes delay.  Thus at this point the entire job is being affected.

 

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NFPA’s Hazard Rating Diamond

NFPA’s Hazard Rating Diamond


By:  Ron Parker STS, CHST


The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) developed a rating system to identify and rank the hazards of a material.  If you have previously worked in construction you’ve probably seen the colorful labels used to explain these hazards.  The label is diamond-shaped, made up of four smaller diamonds.  The colors are blue, red, yellow and white.  Inside the colored smaller diamonds are numbers or symbols loaded with a wealth of knowledge.

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Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

By: Ron Parker STS,CHST

 

Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Gas cylinders have a special storage and handling precaution.  Hazards associated with compressed gases include:

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