Safety Bulletin June 2016

News Worthy Information


Nearly 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in 2014 at a rate of 3.2 cases per 100 full-time workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate reported for 2014 continues a pattern of declines that, with the exception of 2012, occurred annually for the last 12 years.


Other topics in this article:


  • - Confined Space Safety
  • - Near Misses: Why They Go Unreported
  • - Ladder Safety Tip: 3 Points of Contact




Safety Bulletin May 2016

News Worthy Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2013, Musculoskeletal Disorder cases accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases.


Other topics in this article:


  • - Hand and Power Tool Safety Tips
  • - Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Construction Workers
  • - Tips for Office Ergonomics


Safety Bulletin April 2016

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute  says drivers engage in distracting activity more than 50% of the time they are driving. Driver-related factors such as fatigue, error, impairment and distraction were present in nearly 90% of the 905 crashes studied.


Other topics in this article:


  • - National Safety Stand-Down
  • - Tips for Avoiding Slips and Falls
  • - Protective Eyewear


Safety Bulletin March 2016

A Geotemps Thanks…

Geotemps, Inc. would like to give thanks to all of our safe employees working hard for our clients and doing an exceptional job representing Geotemps by adhering to our safety standards we have set in place. We appreciate YOU!


Other topics in this article:

  • - Hazard Communication Standard
  • - Poisonous Plants – How to Protect Yourself
  • - No hats, no boots, no hi-vis, NO JOB!


Safety Bulletin February 2016

According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs. This translates into more than a billion dollars a week spent by businesses on these injuries.


Other topics in this article:


  • - Hazard Communication Standard Final Rule
  • - You’re Right – No One Listens
  • - Are Accidents Here to Stay?


Safety Bulletin January 2016

News Worthy Information

Metal/Non-Metal Fatalities were significantly less in 2015 compared to 2014; 17 to 29. This is a 41% decrease in fatalities. Although we could easily argue this by discussing the decreased number of workers in 2015, we can’t ignore that safe practices always result in saved lives.


Other topics in this article:


  • - MSHA Fatalgram
  • - Safety Resolutions
  • - Fatigue Risk Management


Safety Bulletin December 2015

December 6 was National Miners Day, designated by Congress to honor the mine workers of today and yesterday, whose contributions have helped make America strong.


Other topics in this article:


  • - Housekeeping and how it relates to safety.
  • - MSHA Fatalgram
  • - Protecting yourself against Flu Season

Safety Bulletin November 2015

4,679 workers died on the job in 2014.

“No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people.” Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez

Other topics in this article:

  • - 5 Best Practices to Prevent Workplace Accidents
  • - OSHA: Ungaurded Balcony, Lack of Fall Protection Causes Construction Worker Death
  • - Nail Gun Statistics and Safety

Safety Bulletin September 2015

Geotemps Friendly Reminder…REPORT all incidents, no matter the severity!  As your employer of record, Geotemps requires all of their assigned Employees to report ALL safety scares to Geotemps; including near misses! It’s crucial that we are aware of all possible safety hazards on site so we can address hazards right away.


Other topics in this article:


  • - Top 10 Mistakes of Lift Truck Operators
  • - Pre-Operational and Workplace Inspections
  • - MSHA Fatalgram

Safety Bulletin August 2015


Water. Before you feel parched. Frequent sips throughout your shift is key.

Shade and rest to cool down. If feeling weak and dizzy, BREAK TIME.

Watch out for each other. Remind folks to drink water and take breaks.


Other topics in this article:


  • - Shift Work Safety
  • - Respirators
  • - MSHA Fatalgram