SPG Safety Manager’s Tool-Boxes
According to OSHA over 150 people have died since 2017 due to exposure to airbourne chemicals, noxious gases, carbon monoxide, smoke, and excessive heat.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace hearing loss cases occur annually, many resulting in permanent hearing loss.
According to OSHA over 60 people have died since 2017 due trench collapses. An average of two workers needlessly lose their lives every month in trench collapses, and many more are seriously injured. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has long worked to reduce this number through training, outreach, education, and procedural requirements. Before entering an excavation, it’s important to evaluate and assess actual conditions based on the requirements of OSHA Publication 29 CFR 1926, Subpart P. Every trench is a potential trap for serious accidents.
Here at SPG, we take safety very seriously. We want to ensure that our supervision and safety professionals have all of the tools that they need to support our safety program. One example of this is our safety manager’s tool-boxes. These boxes are issued to each safety representative on each SPG project. They contain the technical devices that could be needed for ensuring a safe project. Those “tools” include fully calibrated 4 gas monitors that test atmospheres for LEL, O2 concentration, CO levels and H2S levels. The tool box also includes anemometers, noise meters with calibration devices, penetrometers for testing soil compaction, and heat stress meters. These boxes are a testament to the investment into our safety program.