Tuesday | November 21, 2017

Safety Spotlight Archive

Lakeside Industries’ Risk Management and Safety Team (shown from left to right at the Issaquah, Washington site) is Safety & Claims Director Mike O’Neil (with Lakeside since 1988), Safety Specialist Rosa Connell (with Lakeside since 1988), Director of Risk Management Cal Beyer (with Lakeside since 2014), Risk Management & Safety Coordinator Melanie Foister (with Lakeside since 2012), Safety Specialist Mike Shute (with Lakeside since 2011), Risk Management & Safety Administrative Assistant Nisha Choughule (with Lakeside since 2016), and Safety & Health Management Intern Elena Wagar (Central Washington University; summer 2017). Photographer Ryan Anderson.

Lakeside Industries Shares a Winning Safety Strategy

By Cal Beyer and Mike O’Neil Editor’s Note: Annually at its mid-year meeting,...
In this picture, you can see extra lights and mirrors on the front of Murray’s truck. He includes lights atop the mirrors and at the corners of the body. Convex mirrors provide extra visibility of areas that would otherwise be blind spots. All photos courtesy John Ball, Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire.

Save on Costs with Your Professional Guide to Asphalt Mix Delivery, Part 5—Haul Truck Safety Pays Dividends

Editor’s Note: A few of the ideas in this article involve adding lighting...

Children’s Book Reinforces Company’s Safety Culture

Why Wye Mom, written by Melanie Foister and Jaylynn Markwald, illustrates Lakeside Industries’...
Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals aims to protect industry workers

Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals aims to protect industry workers

By Ross Myers & David Walls Several human resource websites offer checklists and...

Construction Safety’s Next Frontier: Suicide Prevention

By Cal Beyer The construction industry is experiencing unprecedented attention to mental health...

Build Protective Factors Against Mental Health Crises, Suicide Risk

  By Sally Spencer-Thomas When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta,...
With the LED light wrapped around the length of the spray bar, Payne & Dolan workers have eliminated a trip hazard while illuminating the back of the tack truck for passing motorists. Photo courtesy NAPA.

Light Up the Night with Opti-Brite LED Headlamps

Let’s take a look at safe lighting on some basic equipment, such as...
Delivering mix to a nighttime paving site takes even more attention to detail. Drivers will want to be aware of their surroundings always, but the onset of dusk brings new elements of danger with shortened work zones due to limited sight. Be safe out there. Photo courtesy Sandy Lender.

Air Brake Warning System Earns Award-Winning Safety

At the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) mid-year meeting in Seattle in July,...

Save Lives Despite Language Barriers

Having a toolbox talk each morning is one of the most important processes...
Different crew members may require hearing protection with different capabilities. For example, the paving operator, screed operator, dump man and haul truck driver may require headsets with communication capabilities. Photos courtesy 3M.

How New OSHA Noise Limits Could Affect Your Crew

In May, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its spring semiannual...

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