Safety Alerts

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15-Passenger-Van-SafetyLearn how to protect drivers and passengers with useful proactive and defensive driving tips
15-Passenger-Van-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
3-Second-Rule-Driving-SafetyLearn how to protect drivers and passengers with useful proactive and defensive driving tips
3-Second-Rule-Driving-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Abrasive-Wheel-Grinder-SafetyOSHA regulations require specific guarding safety precautions for abrasive wheel grinders. These requirements address the specific hazards for this equipment.
Abrasive-Wheel-Grinder-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Accident-InvestigationThis program is designed for employees who investigate workplace accidents – supervisors, employees in line management and safety committee members. Ten step method for accident investigation procedures.
Accident-Investigation-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Aerial-Bucket-LiftsEmployees should know how to inspect their aerial lifts and know how to recognize structural or mechanical defects. When used properly, these vehicles can be a valuable labor saver. If misused, the results can be catastrophic.
Aerial-Bucket-Lifts-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Beat-the-HeatAvoid the dangers of summer heat by following the prevention tips and learning the signs of heat stress.
Beat-the-Heat-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Beyond-the-HarnessFall Protection- Beyond The Harness: Average workers’ comp claim for falls is $20,438 and there have been over 900 incidences in the past four year in RI. Prior to the start of construction, company designee must assess the workplace areas/activities.
Beyond-the-Harness-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Bloodborne-PathogensBloodborne pathogens (BBP) cause illness and death. Lower your risk of exposure by following these tips to protect yourself.
Bloodborne-Pathogens-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Carbon-Monoxide-PoisoningCarbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Follow these precautions to prevent overexposure and death.
Carbon-Monoxide-Poisoning-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Caregiver-TrainingFocuses on Musculoskeletal Injury and Patient Aggression. Beacon Mutual has developed an innovative employee training program to specifically address the major safety concerns facing our caregivers today.
Caregiver-Training-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Cell-Phone-SafetyUse of Cell phones while driving has become a more than common practice. It is important to for all of us to adopt safe habits to avoid severe injury.
Cell-Phone-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Cold-Weather-WorkCold weather can leave workers more vulnerable to slips/falls, muscular strains as well as certain lung and cardiac risk.
Cold-Weather-Work-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Combustible-Dust-Safety-AlertKnow the risks of Combustible Dust and the five elements comprising the "dust explosion pentagon".
Combustible-Dust-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Community-Based Personal SafetyCommunity-Based Personal Safety
Community-Based-Personal-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Compressed-GasCompressed gas is present in many manufacturing shops. It can be a dangerous tool if not used and stored correctly.
Compressed-Gas-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Computerized-Numeric-Control-SafetyMachining and CNC machining all have the inherent dangers associated with rapidly moving parts, sharp edges, and projectile objects.You can mitigate and minimize many of these dangers.
Confined-SpaceEach year many people are seriously injured or die as a result of exposure to hazards in confined spaces. These hazards can be controlled with preventative actions. Learn how.
Confined-Space-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Defensive-DrivingNational Safety Council’s 4-Hour Defensive Driving Course (DDC4): The National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course trains drivers to avoid collisions and promotes an attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy and cooperation on the road.
Defensive-Driving-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Education-and-TrainingTraining workers on safe practices is mandatory for all employers. Investing in training early can save money and lives.
Education-Training-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Emergency-ExitLearn about Emergency Exits in your facility. It can save your life and those around you.
Emergency-Exit-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Emergency-Eye-WashAmerican National Standard Institute (ANSI) has established minimum performance and use requirements for eyewash and shower equipment (ANSI-Z358.1-1998) for emergency treatment of exposure to injurious materials.
Emergency-Eye-Wash-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Emergency-PreparednessDisasters can strike without warning. Handling disasters effectively is directly related to "Preparedness". The better prepared, the less loss of property and perhaps lives. Be prepared for the worst.
Emergency-Preparedness-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Extension-Cord-SafetyImproper use of extension cords is a violation of both OSHA and Federal Regulations and the National Fire Protection codes. Learn how to use extension cords properly.
Extension-Cord-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Eye-ProtectionIn the United States, there are approximately 1,000 work-related eye injuries per day. U.S. Department of Labor has determined that eye injuries cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and workers’ compensation
Eye-Protection-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Fall-ProtectionPlan ahead and implement a Personal Fall Arrest System to protect workers and prevent injuries from falls.
Fall-Protection-SPANISHSPANISH VERSION
Fire-Extinguisher-SafetyFederal and state regulations require fire extinguishers be placed throughout a workplace. Extinguishers are required to have monthly visual inspections by someone in your company and a yearly inspection by a qualified inspector.
Fire-Extinguisher-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
First-Aid-and-CPROSHA recommends (not requires) every workplace include one or more employees trained/certified in first aid, including CPR. What training is required? Bloodborne pathogens issues and what items should be contained in your first aid kit.
First-Aid-CPR-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Flammable-StorageStoring & Handling of Flammable/Combustible Liquids: Two primary hazards associated with flammable/combustible liquids are explosion and fire. Safe handling/storage requires approved equipment/practices per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.106 /compliance NFP
Flammable-Storage-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Flood-SafetyThe Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) requires employers to comply with hazard-specific safety and health standards - OSHA information and website links.
Fluorescent-Bulb-SafetyProper clean up procedures will protect workers who might otherwise be exposed to small amounts of metallic mercury from
Fluorescent-Bulb-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Food-Delivery-SafetyDelivery Safety Tips for Business Owners and Drivers
Food-Service-SafetyRestaurant safety tips for preventing slips and falls, spraigns and strains, lacerations. Also includes information on Life Safety as well as Evacuation and Prevention checklists.
Food-Service-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Forklift-SafetyForklifts perform valuable functions in most industrial/warehouse operations to perform jobs that would be difficult/impossible to do without them. Safety must play a central role in all forklift operations. Review Forklift Safety Checklist.
Forklift-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Hazardous-Communication- HazComEach day millions of workers are potentially exposed to any number of chemical hazard causing serious health problems or even death. All workers need to be trained to recognize potential chemical hazards and use proper protective equipment and protocols.
Hazardous-Communication-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Hazardous-LiquidsCommon liquids can sometimes be very dangerous....not just because of the risk of explosion. Prevention begins with understanding the risks of certain liquids and how they pose a threat to an employee's health or safety.
Hazardous-Liquids-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Hearing-Conservation-AwarenessNoise is a pervasive occupational health hazard. If ignored, elevated noise exposure can cause serious and even permanent hearing loss. Take the steps to understand if a hearing conservation program is needed in your facility.
Hearing-Conservation-Awareness-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Hurricane-Planning-GuideKeep your workers safe - Hurricane Preparedness
Indium-Safety-AlertEmployers may be unaware of the potential hazards of indium, which is highly toxic.
Indium-Safety-Alert-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Indoor-Air-QualityStrategy & Controls to minimize indoor air pollutants
Indoor-Air-Quality-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Job-Safety-AnalysisJob Safety Analysis (JSA) is an important feature of your overall safety program. Learn how to identify potential hazards.
Ladder-SafetyWorking with and around ladders can be dangerous for you and co-workers. Inspect the quality and positioning of your ladders to avoid costly accidents.
Ladder-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Ladder-SelectionLadder Selection and Use
Landscaping-Safety-TipsBe careful when operating power lawn mowers and string trimmers - they are culprits in many landscaping injuries.
Landscaping-Safety-Tips-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
LockOut-TagOutDozens of workers are seriously injured each year by failure to properly de-energize equipment before routine maintenance. Implementing a Lock-Out Tag-Out program is a critical safety requirement.
LockOut-TagOut-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Machine-GuardingMachine guarding was the #1 OSHA violation in RI between Sept 2004 - Sept 2005 and Beacon insureds filed approx 1,200 related claims incurring over $11 million in costs. Any machine part, function, or process which may cause injury must be safeguarded.
Machine-Guarding-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Marine-SafetyMany businesses may have employees working in, on or around water. If you fall into this classification, your employees need to be protected from the hazards associated with water.
Marine-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Mold-PreventionMold has recently become a more prevelent heath and safety issue. There is currently no safety standard, but steps are available to prevent mold in your workplace.
Mold-Prevention-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
New-Hire-OrientationProvide appropriate health-safety training to employees who have received a permanent or temporary transfer to a new job or to another department. Orientation safety training will meet certain requirements of OSHA’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.
New-Hire-Orientation-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
OSHA-Annual-Training-Inspection-ReqsOSHA Regulations, Annual and Periodic Requirements
OSHA-General-IndustryOSHA 10-Hour Safety Standards for General Industry: informational alert designed for Safety Managers, Supervisors, Safety Committee members and any employee charged with worksite safety. Training conducted by authorized General Industry Outreach Trainer.
OSHA-General-Industry-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
OSHA-Inspection-ProcessLearn how you can prepare for an OSHA inspection in your facility. Preparing properly will guard you against potentially severe losses and heavy fines.
OSHA-Recordkeeping-RulesThe recordkeeping rule improves employee involvement, calls for greater employee privacy protection, creates simpler forms, provides clearer regulatory reqs and allows employers flexibility to use computers to meet OSHA regulatory reqs.
OSHA-Recordkeeping-Rules-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Personal-Protective-Equipment-PPEMany injuries in the workplace can be prevented by the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Find out Employer and Employee responsibilities in this important Safety Alert.
Personal-Protective-Equipment-PPE-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Pneumatic-Nail-Staple-Gun-SafetyGeneral guidelines for Pneumatic Nail and Staple Gun Safety as well as advantages and cautions on trigger selection.
Pneumatic-Nail-Staple-Gun-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Poisonous-PlantsProtect yourself from poisonous plants - Worker exposure, skin-contact symptoms and first aid.
Poisonous-Plants-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Respirator-Protection-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Respiratory-ProtectionEmployers who require the use of respiratory protection devices by employees are required by OSHA to develop a written Respiratory Protection Program. The Program must contain those elements identified in OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard, 1910
Safety-CommitteeA safety committee should be the foundation of your safety program. Learn the benefits and basics of setting up a safety committee at your company.
Safety-Committee-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Scaffolding-SafetyScaffolding – The Competent Person Holds The Key. This safety alert includes the “tagging system”, “electrical hazards” and a Scaffolding Safety Checklist.
Scaffolding-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Skin-CancerSimple steps to reduce your risk for skin cancer.
Snow-Blower-SafetyMost snow blower injuries could have been prevented. Follow these safety rules to avoid injury.
Snow-Blower-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Snow-Plow-SafetySnow Plow Operations and Safety Tips, and Defensive Driving Pointers.
Snow-Removal-from-RoofsGuidelines to help ensure that proper controls are in place to help minimize the risks associated with working on snow-covered roofs.
Supervisor-Safety-AccountabilityAccountability is a fundamental component of successful Safety programs. Strong accountability starts at the top and includes every level of staffing down to line workers. All supervisors should budget time to identify and address safety hazards/risks.
Supervisor-Safety-Accountability-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Temp-Workers-Shared-RolesHost companies share roles with their contractors and subcontractors to communicate and create a safe workplace.
TempWorkers-Shared-Roles-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Tornado-Severe-Weather-PlanningTornado and Severe Weather Planning Guide
Trenches-Excavation-SafetyTrenches can be a serious safety hazard resulting in severe injury or even death. Learn the proper excavation techniques and safety precautions.
Trenches-Excavation-Safety-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Violence-in-the-WorkplaceLearn about the second most common cause of workplace fatalities, its warning signs and how it can be prevented.
Violence-in-the-Workplace-Active-Shooter-PosterPrint the Active Shooter poster on Legal paper (8.5"x14").
Winter Weather Planning GuideBeacon Winter Weather Planning Guide
Winter-Driving-TechniquesIt is important to prepare adequately for the slipping and sliding associated with winter driving. Learn important tips on how to prepare both your car and your winter driving techniques in this special Winter Safety Alert.
Winter-Driving-Techniques-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Winter-Slip-Fall-Prevention-EMPLOYEEEvery employee should take responsibility for their own health and safety. This winter, be prepared to take extra caution in preventing slip and fall injuries at work.
Winter-Slip-Fall-Prevention-EMPLOYEE-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Winter-Slip-Fall-Prevention-EMPLOYERAs we endure another New England winter, Beacon urges all employers to be proactive in preventing harmful winter slip-and-fall accidents.
Winter-Slip-Fall-Prevention-EMPLOYER-SpanishSPANISH VERSION
Working-Under-a-Lifted-LoadWorking with lifted loads requires planning of load movement and proper safety precautions.
Working-Under-Lifted-Load-SpanishSPANISH VERSION