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Friday, May 17, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Are your employees trained to recognize, avoid, control and eliminate hazards on the job site?

To date, 17 workers have died already this year in Michigan.  This number far exceeds the number from the same period last year.  Of the 17 fatal incidents, seven are directly related to falls.  Judging by the descriptions of the incidents, all could have been avoided.

For example:

  • Employee working between a WARNING LINE and the edge of a roof falls 25’ to his death… Could have been avoided.
  • Worker in a 12’ deep excavation with no trench protection to repair a leaking water main.  Wall caves in killing the worker….. Could have been avoided.
  • Beam falls out of the sling used to lift it and crushes a worker below… Could have been avoided.

These are just a few examples of the 17 tragedies that have taken place thus far in 2013.

Unsafe acts are taking place on a regular basis not only in Michigan, but also around the entire United States.  Such acts are often the result of poor decision making on the part of the worker. It only takes a split second for something bad to happen.  Encourage employees to report unsafe conditions to a supervisor and take the time to correct them.

Taking the time to do it right the first time could make the difference and keep you off this type of list.

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