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Electrical Safety

Although the number of electrical fatalities has been on a steady decline for the last 13 years, it has spiked more recently. In 2016, the number of electrical fatalities nation-wide was 156, a 15% increase from 2015. 53% of those electrical fatal injuries occurred in the construction industry. OSHA has created a tip sheet to help reduce your chances of injury or fatality when working near or with overhead power lines. For more information about electrical hazards and how to stay safe visit OSHA’s Electrical Hazard Recognition webpage.


Global Cold Chain Alliance Renews Commitment To Worker Safety 

OSHA has renewed their partnership with the national Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). GCCA is a platform for communication, networking and education for each link in the cold chain pertaining to the food industry. OSHA and GCCA are united in working together to protect workers from exposure to dangerous chemical substances found in ammonia refrigeration systems. Learn more about their effort to keep workers safe in OSHA’s news release.


OSHAs Most Frequent Citations 

Fall Protection was the number one reported citation in the fiscal year of 2019 with 6010 violations. OSHA violations can cause and injury or death to your employees and cost your organization thousands, or maybe millions, of dollars. The most frequent OSHA citations may be prevented by taking the proper training and using safety equipment correctly. Check out the Top 10 most reported OSHA citations of 2019 to make sure you’ve crossed your t’s and dotted your i’s.


Using Leading Indicators To Improve Safety and Health Outcomes

Have you ever had something happen and in retrospect, you knew there were signs that it could happen? Those signs are called leading indicators. What is a leading indicator? A leading indicator is a proactive and preventive measure that can shed light on the effectiveness of safety and health activities and expose possible risks in a safety and health policy. Read up on how using leading indicators could improve the health and safety of your organization.


Shelby Kimes is a Marketing Content Writer in the marketing department for NC State Industrial Expansion Solutions. She writes marketing content for various IES and media platforms to communicate the services and values of IES. She also writes the marketing material needed to alert existing and/or potential clients of any updates within IES. She previously interned with the marketing department at Greenville Parks and Recreation in North Carolina. Shelby graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Sports Studies and a Minor in Marketing/Business Administration.