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Category Archives: preventable accidents

Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal Posted on Feb 18

Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal

Removing snow from rooftops on municipal and state properties must be done safely to protect workers from injury. After excessive snowfalls like we have seen, the weight of the snow could impact the structural integrity of roofs and can be a cause for concern.  Workers   …Continue Reading Up on the Rooftop—Don’t Put Your Workers at Risk During Snow Removal

Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents Posted on Jun 4

Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents

Municipal employees are subject to accidents and injuries while working in bucket trucks and aerial lifts to hang flags and decorations, trim trees, or make repairs to buildings or streetlights.  Some of the high hazards of working in bucket trucks or on any elevated work   …Continue Reading Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents

Prevent Worker Injury When Performing Rooftop Snow Removal Posted on Mar 4

Prevent Worker Injury When Performing Rooftop Snow Removal

Every year, workers are killed or seriously injured while performing snow or ice removal from rooftops and other building structures, such as decks.

Safety Tips – Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls Posted on Jan 23

Safety Tips – Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

Protect your employees during winter weather by inspecting building conditions, and implementing preventive maintenance strategies.