Stretching and Staying in Shape

Access Encompass March 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses!   We work in a physically challenging industry, it’s not enough to just build muscle you need to achieve an overall fitness and in doing that you need to think about flexibility, too. Stretching is one way that can help.You may think of stretching as something performed only by athletes like runners or gymnasts. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our mobility and independence. A lot of people don't understand that stretching has to happen on a regular basis. It should be performed daily.Why...

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JSA-JHA - Importance of Performing Daily

Access Encompass LMS February 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is the breaking down of a job into its component steps and then evaluating each step, looking for hazards. Each hazard is then corrected or a method of worker protection (safe practice or PPE) is identified. Additional requirements for worker training, certification, authorization, etc., may also be identified for the process or job. The final product is a written document….a standard of safe operation for a particular job. A Job Hazard Analysis is one component of a safe...

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Slips, Trips, Falls

Access Encompass LMS January 2022 Newsletter and please be sure to submit your near misses! Make Fall Safety a Top PriorityIt may come as a surprise that the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death is falls. In 2019, 39,443 people died in falls at home and at work, according to Injury Facts®. For working adults, depending on the industry, falls can be the leading cause of death.Within our own organization, Slip, Trip, and Fall injuries are the #1 injury type and constitute 50% of all injuries annually. Statistics show that individuals working for the company 365 days or...

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Spotters: A Critical Element of Site Safety

Many OSHA regulations call for someone on the job site to make sure that people, equipment and the site don’t come together in the wrong way. Generally known as a “spotter,” this person provides guidance so people don’t get hurt and things don’t get damaged.However, the role rarely gets the respect or attention it deserves. Most people think that being a spotter is an easy job that doesn’t require a lot of brainpower, so the task is often handed to the “low man” on the site, or assigned to someone who’s not particularly busy that day. Either way, the person performing the role gets little...

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