• June 28, 2013

    Identifying and Demonstrating the Value of Safety

    Construction is an increasingly complex business. As buildings become more sophisticated and owners more sensitized to issues such as energy efficiency and “green” materials, and as organizations become smaller in an effort to “right-size,” managers find their attention being dragged in more directions at once.

  • April 18, 2013

    How to Protect Your Business During a Windstorm

    Contributed by Zurich Insurance Your first concern during a severe storm is personal safety. Depending upon your type of business, you may decide to keep some employees on site during a storm. If you decide to allow employees to volunteer to remain onsite as an Emergency Response Team (ERT), ensure that local authorities will allow […]

  • January 17, 2013

    First Aid Every Worker Should Know

    In an age of sophisticated technology and immediate emergency response by pressing three buttons on any phone, first aid may sound like a quaint concept from your days in Scouting. But it’s every bit as important today as it was back then.

  • January 4, 2013

    Budgeting for Safety Shouldn’t be an Afterthought

    By Safety Management Group This is the time of year when most companies are trying to project next year’s costs and revenues. While nearly all of them attempt to forecast as accurately as possible, far too few give a great deal of thought to safety.

  • January 3, 2013

    Management Practices for Cold Weather Freeze-ups

    To help reduce the chance of freeze-ups, a primary objective is maintaining adequate building heat in all areas where water filled systems are present. This objective can be achieved through: Pre-season preparations Periodic cold weather inspections Special action plans when cold waves (or Artic blasts) are predicted Special precautions for extended idle periods Response plan […]

  • December 13, 2012

    Seven Steps of a Thorough Accident Investigation

    Contributed by Safety Management Group There’s a tremendous difference between investigating a workplace incident and finding someone to blame for it. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for companies to confuse the two concepts. When something goes wrong, they work hard to identify they believe to be at fault, and that’s where the investigation stops.

  • December 3, 2012

    Tips for Winter Driving

    In Colorado, winter driving conditions can change from sunny to blowing snow in as little as an hour. That makes preparedness an important part of every driver’s responsibility on the road. You should always seek updated road condition information, know your vehicle, use safe driving techniques, and bring along the right emergency gear and equipment.

  • October 30, 2012

    First Aid kits – Mandatory Requirement of OSHA

    Did you know that OSHA has mandatory minimum requirements for what goes in a First Aid Kit? The list below features what they’d like to see for a workplace of 2 to 3 people. If your worksite has more than that, you should expand what you have on hand appropriately.

  • September 7, 2012

    Sports Activity and Workers’ Compensation

    It is important that member districts review their training guidelines and physical capacity requirements to ensure adherence with general workers’ compensation policies in the event that their employees engage in sports activities.

  • September 3, 2012

    Tornadoes – Is Your District Ready?

    According to the Tornado History Project, 1,911 tornadoes touched down in Colorado from July 22, 1950 to August 26, 2011. These tornadoes resulted in five fatalities and 275 injuries. The tornado with the longest path on record left a 70-mile trail of destruction through four counties in Colorado and Kansas on May 20, 1957.