Tag Archives: safety

Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cal/OSHA maintains a state health & safety plan that differs in some elements from the federal OSHA plan.   Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA: An Overview Since its establishment in late 1970, federal OSHA has maintained authority over assuring worker health & safety in the United States through a variety of […]

NIOSH’s Hierarchy of Controls

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. NIOSH has a variety of programs that help keep workers safe, including the hierarchy of controls.   NIOSH and the Hierarchy of Controls Poor housekeeping, working at heights, improper extension cord use, and unknown chemicals are all examples of common worksite hazards. Hazards such as these can cause serious injuries […]

Safety Spotlight: Scaffolding

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Scaffolding can often pose unique and life-threatening hazards to workers.   The Common Use of Scaffolding There are few practices as ubiquitous to the construction industry as scaffolding. These temporary structures are typically used to aid in the construction and/or maintenance of buildings. Scaffolding (also referred to as staging) is […]

Wet Weather and Roadside Work Zone Safety

Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. As recent wet weather in California will likely lead to an increase in roadside construction, roadside work zone safety will be a major concern.    National Work Zone Awareness Week We all have sped by roadside construction countless times in our travels, but seldom do we take a moment […]

NES Safety Topic #2: Stretching

Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio have recently come to their conclusion, and what an historic event it was! Olympians seemed to fly, records fell, and tears flowed (some joyous, some bitter). We marvel at the supreme athletic abilities of the world’s best, often feeling hopelessly inferior in comparison. But […]

Beat the Heat

Written by: NES, Inc. Staff  Being aware of effective heat illness prevention methods can be critical when working in hot environments.   Know How to Beat the Heat Those who do not know the safety measures that should be employed to beat the heat may find themselves beaten by it. Heat illness is a serious medical […]