Hierarchy of Controls

When we conduct work risk assessments, or while conducting incident investigations, one of your tasks is to try to determine corrective actions to prevent an accident from happening in the future.  In deciding what corrective measures should be implemented, Hierarchy of Controls can provide a framework for determining the most effective corrective actions to undertake. Continue reading

Don’t be a fool, use the proper tool!

Selecting the right tool for the job is as critical to preventing injury as it is to getting the job done right. We must be educated on proper tool selection and the risks in improvising (i.e. using a screwdriver as a chisel).  When used safely, power tools are among a worker’s most valuable assets. But when used in an unsafe manner, the same capabilities that make these tools so effective can also create a high risk for injury. Every year, thousands of workers miss work time after a power tool injury. Continue reading