Author Archives: cara.gotham

Station Training for Safety

In March, we held our quarterly Safety Meeting in a “Station Training” format.  We set up three stations the group rotated through.  First, we had a vendor representative from ESAB demonstrate torch operation safety, including set up, lighting, gauge use and breakdown. The second station had an experienced employee review grinder safety to include proper […]

Online Vivid Learning System is a Success

In January, Vivid Learning System became the delivery platform for safety and training courses. Employees get a more engaging experience and learn critical concepts in 20 minutes or less. The courses are interactive, use short films, animations, and real scenarios, so the content is relevant to the job. Online courses also allow the employee flexibility […]

Distracted Driving

Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.  Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving.  Distracted driving can increase the chance of a vehicle crash. There […]

Safety Week 2015

Each year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction job sites across the United States. One incident is one too many. That is why over 40 national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IFF) Forum have joined forces with a single […]

Safety Spotlight: Fire Extinguishers

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), someone in the United States dies in a house fire every three hours, averaging approximately 3,000 deaths each year. With the right equipment in your home, you can prevent a small self-contained fire from spreading out of control. The NFPA recommends that a fire extinguisher be placed […]

Safety Spotlight: Radon Awareness

Radon. We’ve all heard of it, but do you know what it actually is? Where does it come from? Are you affected? Radon is present everywhere and is the by-product from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. Uranium breaks down to radium and as radium disintegrates, it turns to […]

Safety Spotlight: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Each year, at least 430 people die in the U.S. from accidental Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning.  CO is an odorless, colorless gas that interferes with the delivery of oxygen into the bloodstream. The first and most common side effect is fatigue and headaches; followed by weaknesses, nausea, confusion and dizziness.  If you […]