Why you need a radio in temporary traffic control

 Temporary traffic control is a serious issue Working in traffic can be quite dangerous.  Whenever you make changes to a thorough fare ensuring your safety is a primary concern.  Temporary traffic control typically means that there is some form of construction or maintenance taking place within that zone.  Being able to communicate, especially as a Read more about Why you need a radio in temporary traffic control[…]

Where you get your online safety training matters.

It’s your job as a risk manager to find the appropriate training for your people. In today’s virtual, online world, much of that training is available at the click of a mouse button. While we always advocate for the value of in-person training, we understand that the convenience of online training makes it an invaluable Read more about Where you get your online safety training matters.[…]

Taking control – safety, transgenderism and dress codes

Warning – Potential Offensive Content We apologize in advance for the content here. The purpose is to advise on risk management issues your agency may face.   A high school teacher in Canada has received much media attention for her decision to wear attire some consider to be questionable while teaching. Kayla Lemieux of Oakville Read more about Taking control – safety, transgenderism and dress codes[…]

Don’t ever do this during an active shooter drill

Active shooter events are, by nature, loud, violent, and traumatic experiences. It makes sense then that some trainers look to duplicate that in their active shooter drills. They believe that making the training more “real” will better prepare participants for the actual event. Often, these drills feature multiple “gunmen” and are unannounced. The shooters will Read more about Don’t ever do this during an active shooter drill[…]

Do You Need A Medical Surveillance Program?

You may be surprised to learn that almost every organization needs a medical surveillance program. OSHA and Cal OSHA require a number of different safety and health programs. Many of these programs require annual or triannual reviews of the employees. The purpose of these reviews is to measure the impact of particular substances or hazards Read more about Do You Need A Medical Surveillance Program?[…]

Should you place LED lights around your stop paddles?

Visibility is a critical element in safety, especially when your project involves traffic control. Consider what you’re working with. You have a work site that is exposed to oncoming traffic. The vehicles on the roadway could be traveling anywhere from 20 miles per hour to 50 or even higher. And most drivers are not trained Read more about Should you place LED lights around your stop paddles?[…]

When do I need to set up rescue during confined spaces.

We see a lot of wild things during training. We can often tell if a trainer is a true professional and how much to value their knowledge by how they train. Recently, Steve and I watched a trainer teaching rescue operations and running through a life-and-death scenario. It quickly became apparent to us that a Read more about When do I need to set up rescue during confined spaces.[…]

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