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We’re serious about safety. Beacon’s Safety Library provides more than 150 resources that you can download or request from our loss prevention team. The safety materials cover a wide range of industries and workplace environments.

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Title Description
15 Passenger Van

Learn how to protect drivers and passengers with useful proactive and defensive driving tips

3 Second Driving Rule

Beacon urges you to remember that three seconds is the minimum reaction time.

Abrasive Wheel Grinder

OSHA regulations require specific guarding safety precautions for abrasive wheel grinders. These requirements address the specific hazards for this equipment.

Accident Investigation

This 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.

Aerial Bucket Lifts

Employees 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.

Beat the Heat

Avoid the dangers of summer heat by following the prevention tips and learning the signs of heat stress.

Beyond the Harness

Prior to the start of construction, company designee must assess the workplace areas/activities. Average workers’ comp claim for falls is $20,438 and there have been over 900 incidences in the past four year in RI.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) cause illness and death. Lower your risk of exposure by following these tips to protect yourself.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Follow these precautions to prevent overexposure and death.

Caregiver Bite Release

Caregivers should prepare for their self protection in the event of an aggressive patient who may attempt to bite.

Caregiver Boosting in Bed

Proper patient movement, preparing to boost a patient and performing a boost is covered in this guide.

Caregiver Coaching the Patient

Preparing a patient for moving is aided with the correct coaching prompts. Patient Movement tips are provided in this guide.

Caregiver Gait/Transfer Belt

Using gait belts are an effective tool for patient movement; learn the effective set up and uses of gait/transfer belts.

Caregiver Long Hair Grab

Learn the proper technique to use if a patient aggressively grabs a caregiver with long hair.

Caregiver Lying to Sitting

Helping a patient move from a lying to sitting position is described in this caregiver guide with tips to assist the caregiver.

Caregiver Power Lift

The Power Lift guide covers the correct body mechanics including technique and position when moving medical supplies or assisting patients.

Caregiver Safe Patient Interactions

Download this guide for tips to understand the interaction required when handling aggressive patients.

Caregiver Short Hair Grab

Short hair might be grabbed by an aggressive patient; learn how to safely release the patient.

Caregiver Side Roll with Assist

Tips for patient movement to prepare for and safely and comfortably roll a patient in bed.

Caregiver Single Hand Wrist Hold

Caregivers can learn how to self protect from patients who might grab and hold your wrist.

Caregiver Sit to Stand / Stand to Pivot

Patient movement tips for helping a patient from a sitting to standing position and and pivoting a patient with a one-care giver assist.

Caregiver Two-person Sit to Stand

Preparing for a patient transfer, performed by two caregivers, is described in this Two-person Sit to Stand caregivers guide for patient movement.

Caregiver Staggered Stance

Download the the Staggered Stance caregiver guide for proper body mechanics to use when leaning over a patient or assisting with repositioning.

Caregiver Thumb and Finger Release

Self protection techniques are covered for patients who might grab a caregivers thumb or fingers.

Caregiver Tripod Lift

The Tripod Lift and Tripod Position is defined in this guide with the correct technique and position in this Body Mechanics category.

Caregiver Two Hand Wrist Hold

The two-hand wrist hold is outlined in this guide to help caregivers learn safe release techniques.

Caregiver Working with Computers

The desktop and laptop positioning and correct body mechanics for healthcare workers is described in this Working with Computers guide.

Cell Phone Safety

Use 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.

Cold Weather Work

Cold weather can leave workers more vulnerable to slips/falls, muscular strains as well as certain lung and cardiac risk.

Combustible Dust Safety Alert

Know the risks of combustible dust and the five elements comprising the “dust explosion pentagon”.

Community Based Personal Safety

Review community-based personal safety recommendations.

Compressed Gas

Compressed gas is present in many manufacturing shops. It can be a dangerous tool if not used and stored correctly.

Computerized Numeric Control

Machining 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 Space

Each 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.

Defensive Driving

The National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course (DDC4) trains drivers to avoid collisions and promotes an attitude of mutual understanding, courtesy and cooperation on the road.

Education and Training

Training workers on safe practices is mandatory for all employers. Investing in training early can save money and lives.

Emergency Exit

Learn about emergency exits in your facility. It can save your life and those around you.

Emergency Eye Wash

American 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 Preparedness

Disasters 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.

ERGO Alternate Sitting

Learn about the latest trend of using exercise balls for alternate sitting at work.

ERGO Back Belts

Assessing Back Belts in the workplace to determine if they are beneficial to avoid worker’s back injuries.

ERGO Blue Light

Information about artificial blue light and tips to help you while using electronic devices.

ERGO Driving Posture

Learn 8 steps to ensure proper driving posture.

ERGO Dual Monitors

Review suggestions for working in comfort with dual computer monitors.

ERGO Glare Monitors

Review tips for reducing glare on computer screens and monitors.

ERGO Golfers Lift

Review golfer’s lift tips for the material handler.

ERGO Hand Truck Tips

Review ergonomic tips for standard two-wheeled hand truck use.

ERGO Keyboarding

Learn how to keyboard safely.

ERGO Mouse Style

Learn 8 ways to mouse with style and comfort.

ERGO Office Checklist

Review your workstation for ergonomic risks.

ERGO Office Worker

Learn the ergonomic benefits of selecting and designing a proper workstyle.

ERGO Power Lift

Power lift tips for the material handler.

ERGO Single Monitor

9 ergonomic tips for using many types of single monitors.

ERGO Sit or Stand

To sit or to stand when you work – that is the question.

ERGO Sitting

Review ergonomic tips for sitting comfortably.

ERGO Snow Shoveling

7 Tips for Shoveling Snow

ERGO Telecommuting Safety

Safety considerations, benefits, disadvantages, policies, and practices for telecommuting.


Review tri-pod lift tips for the material handler.

ERGO Wrist Bulletin

Review ergonomic tips for keyboard palm rest use.

Extension Cord Safety

Improper 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.

Eye Protection

In 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.

Fall Protection

Plan ahead and implement a Personal Fall Arrest System to protect workers and prevent injuries from falls.

Fire Extinguisher Safety

Federal 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.

First Aid and CPR

OSHA 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.

Flammable Storage

Learn about storing and handling of flammable/combustible liquids. There are 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.

Flood Safety

Recognizing hazards and using the procedures and precautions in the state and federal resources will help to keep you, your family and your employees safe and healthy while cleaning up after disasters that involve flooding.

Fluorescent Bulb Safety

Proper clean up procedures will protect workers who might otherwise be exposed to small amounts of metallic mercury from

Food Delivery Safety

Read delivery safety tips for business owners and drivers.

Food Service Safety

Review restaurant safety tips for preventing slips and falls, spraigns and strains, lacerations. Also includes information on Life Safety as well as evacuation and prevention checklists.

Forklift Safety

Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, 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.

Globally Harmonized System

A review of the Globally Harmonized System, an international approach to hazard communication providing agreed criteria for classification of chemical hazards and a standardized approach to label elements and safety data sheets.

Caregiver Golfer’s Lift

The Golfer’s Lift guide covers the correct body mechanics including technique and position when lifting and bending.

Hazardous Communication

Each 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 Liquids

Common 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.

Hearing Conversation Awareness

Noise 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.

Hurricane Planning Guide

Keep your workers safe with hurricane preparedness.

Indium Safety Alert

Employers may be unaware of the potential hazards of indium, which is highly toxic.

Indoor Air Quality

Review strategy & controls to minimize indoor air pollutants.

Job Safety Analysis

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is an important feature of your overall safety program. Learn how to identify potential hazards.

Knife Safety Guide

Learn proper use of food cutting utensils.

Ladder Safety

Working 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 Selection

Ladder Selection and Use

Landscaping Safety Tips

Be careful when operating power lawn mowers and string trimmers. They are culprits in many landscaping injuries.

Lifting Techniques Poster for the Material Handler

Employee guide includes instructions for proper stretching, lifting, and handling of materials. Also available in Spanish.

LockOut TagOut

Dozens 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.

Machine Guarding

Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded.

Mold Prevention

Mold has recently become a more prevalent health and safety issue. There is currently no safety standard, but steps are available to prevent mold in your workplace.

New Hire Orientation

Provide 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.

OSHA Annual Training Inspection Requirements

OSHA Regulations, Annual and Periodic Requirements

OSHA General Industry

Review OSHA 10-Hour Safety Standards for General Industry. This informational alert is designed for safety managers, supervisors, safety committee members and any employee charged with worksite safety. Training is conducted by authorized General Industry Outreach Trainer.

OSHA Recordkeeping Rules

The 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.

Personal Protective Equipment PPE

Many 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.

Pneumatic Nail Staple Gun Safety

General guidelines for Pneumatic Nail and Staple Gun Safety as well as advantages and cautions on trigger selection.

Poisonous Plants

Protect yourself from poisonous plants – Worker exposure, skin-contact symptoms and first aid.

Powered Industrial Trucks

There are many forklift-related injuries. Download this safety alert to learn how these accidents happen, the accident statistics, most common lift truck accidents, training requirements and safety tips to avoid lift truck injuries.

Preparing for Winter Stay Informed

Stay connected and informed about an upcoming storms to keep your business, employees, customers, and your family safe.

Preparing Your Business For Winter Weather

As a business owner, take the necessary steps to prepare for winter storms and protect your business.

Preventing Injuries Due to Winter Weather

Know the dangers of winter weather and protect yourself from slips, falls, and cold exposure.

Respiratory Protection

Employers 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 Committee

A 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 Guide

This guide will help you develop and manage a Safety Committee to promote safety and health in the workplace.

Scaffolding Safety

The competent person holds the key. This Safety Alert includes the “tagging system”, “electrical hazards” and a scaffolding safety checklist.

Skin Cancer

Review simple steps to reduce your risk for skin cancer.

Slicer Safety Manual

Learn proper use of kitchen cutting tools.

Slicer Safety Poster

Learn proper use of kitchen cutting tools.

Small Business Safety Checklist

Steps to prepare and prevent accidents at your worksite locations.

Snow Blower Safety

Most snow blower injuries could have been prevented. Follow these safety rules to avoid injury.

Snow Plow Safety

Review snow plow operations and safety tips, and defensive driving pointers.

Snow Removal From Roofs

Guidelines to help ensure that proper controls are in place to help minimize the risks associated with working on snow-covered roofs.

Stretch for Safety Office Card

This ergonomic resource provides several examples of stretches designed for employees working in the office.

Stretch for Safety Overview

Program Information about the Three Levels of Stretching

Temporary Workers

Responsibilities of the Host Employer

Ticks and Mosquitoes

Outdoor workers may be exposed to vector-borne diseases spread from the bites of infected ticks and mosquitoes. This Safety Alert provides recommendations to help avoid exposure to biting insects.

Severe Weather Planning

Keep your workers safe with tornado and severe weather preparedness.

Trenches Excavation Safety

Trenches can be a serious safety hazard resulting in severe injury or even death. Learn the proper excavation techniques and safety precautions.

Violence in the Workplace

Learn about the second most common cause of workplace fatalities, its warning signs and how it can be prevented.

Violence in the Workplace Active Shooter Poster

Print the Active Shooter poster on Legal paper (8.5″x14″).

Winter Driving Techniques

It 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 Slip and Fall – EMPLOYER

As we endure another New England winter, Beacon urges all employers to be proactive in preventing harmful winter slip-and-fall accidents.

Winter Slip and Fall Prevention – EMPLOYEE

Every 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.

Working Under a Lifted Load

Working with lifted loads requires planning of load movement and proper safety precautions.

DISCLAIMER: This material is being provided to you as a service of The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company for informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be relied upon, as a comprehensive statement of all possible work-related hazards to your employees or of the federal, state or local laws and regulations which may be applicable to your business. Any premises inspections made by Beacon representatives are completed without representation or warranty as to the utility or completeness of such inspections. Suggestions regarding the use of a particular product or safety technique are not an endorsement of the product or technique. It is your responsibility to develop and implement your loss prevention policies. You should direct questions concerning specific situations to informed and appropriate advisors.