January Safety Update

We’ve completed the month of January with zero OSHA-recordable injuries and have a TRIR of 0.00 for the year. We continue to be proactive in identifying potential hazards and maintaining our safety-first mindset. Great job by our HSE Director, Shannon Scruggs, and each one of our Project Management teams for engraining our safety culture throughout the teams working at site. Nice job everybody!

Gold Safety Award!

ConstructSecure Recognizes its Safest Contractors & Vendors

Safety Assessment Program – Gold Safety Award

Lexington, MA: ConstructSecure, Inc., a cloud-based mobile platform that empowers clients to make smarter risk management decisions, has announced the recipients of its prestigious safety awards. Orbital Energy Services has received the Gold Safety Award . This award is presented to companies that register a safety score score between 85% – 95% in the Safety Assessment Program administered by ConstructSecure.

Orbital Energy Services has done a remarkable job of implementing a strong safety management system. In addition to keeping employees safe, safety performance of this caliber should reduce their insurance premiums,” says Garrett Burke, CEO of ConstructSecure.

The Safety Assessment Program reviews a company’s historic safety performance and current safety management systems. The platform normalizes data for vendor or contractor size and type of work performed. The program provides thorough, objective and consistent evaluation of company performance so clients can identify, monitor, and manage risk smarter. The results provide a strong indicator of how a vendor or contractor values safety and a reliable predictor of future performance.

About ConstructSecure: ConstructSecure, Inc. is a global SaaS company. Our cloud-based and mobile platform empowers clients to make better risk management decisions. Proprietary algorithms, developed at an Ivy League University, leverage safety and financial indicators to accurately pre-qualify vendors. The data captured by our suite of solutions ensures that our clients, and their subcontracted vendors, are not only meeting regulatory standards but are approaching safety in a way that positively impacts their number of injuries, loss rate, EMR, defaults, insurance premiums, and their overall financial health.

2020 Safety Accomplishment

Power Services Group (PSG) is proud to announce that we finished 2020 with no OSHA-recordable incidents.

Our TRIR for 2020 is 0.00

This is a testament to the excellent safety culture that we’ve built over the years and the ability of our Technical Field Advisors, Supervisors, and Project Coordinators to instill a safety-first mentality on each and every project we complete.

Join us in congratulating our Director of HSE and project teams for this outstanding accomplishment, they make it happen each and every day and they are the reason for our success. At the end of the day the most important part of any project is that everyone is able to go home safely, and our entire organization has embraced that mindset and made it a reality.

Let’s Talk Turkey: 6 Safety Pitfalls to Avoid on Thanksgiving

Whether you’re preparing a Thanksgiving feast or tossing the football in the backyard, keep these tips in mind to avoid an unwanted trip to the emergency room.

Cuts and lacerations: Because the production of a large holiday meal often calls for the all-hands-on-deck approach, it often brings novices into the kitchen. It should be no surprise, then, that emergency departments often treat cuts and lacerations from people using knives and other sharp implements to help prepare a holiday meal. Take a moment to ensure that anyone offering to assist in the kitchen is familiar with the safe use of the tools they are going to be using.

Burns: Burns of the hands and arms are another common holiday occurrence. Novices may attempt to navigate oversized broiler pans into ovens, or large portions may boil over their containers. Be sure to use protective oven mitts that comfortably cover and protect all sides of the hand when reaching into the oven. Avoid wearing loose clothing that could get caught while moving hot foods, causing a spill or even causing you to catch on fire if it comes in contact with a burner.

Food poisoning: Improperly preparing food, or storing and transporting it at the wrong temperature, allows bacteria to thrive. The resulting cases of foodborne illness can cause people to seek out emergency treatment. While these cases of “food poisoning” are often mild and not life-threatening, they can certainly put a damper on holiday celebrations.

Falls: The Thanksgiving holiday commonly marks the beginning of a busier holiday season and is often used for more than just shopping. People are injured falling off roofs, ladders or trees while attempting to place lights and other decorations. Have a spotter when using a ladder and know your limits.

Sports injuries: Friendly competition and family events often go hand-in-hand. But each pick-up football game and driveway basketball showdown brings a risk of ankle sprains, facial lacerations from a stray elbow, and even broken bones and concussions. Use proper equipment and be sure you have a space clear of obstructions that could cause trips and falls. With simple planning, you can ensure your backyard sporting event doesn’t turn into a trip to the emergency room.

Alcohol: Alcohol is often a part of holiday celebrations. Avoid drinking and driving, as each drink impacts your ability to safely operate a vehicle. Designate a driver and get home safely. Also, bear in mind that alcohol makes almost all the above activities even riskier.

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING!

Remember: Hazard Awareness + Hazard Mitigation + Focus = Zero Injuries

October 2020 Safety Update

We completed the month of October continuing on our pace of a 0.00 TRIR for the year. We have zero OSHA-recordable injuries this year and continue to be proactive in identifying potential hazards. Great job by our HSE Director, Shannon Scruggs, and each one of our Project Management teams for engraining our safety culture throughout the teams working at site. Nice job everybody!

2020 Safety Update

We completed the month of September continuing on our pace of a 0.00 TRIR for the year.  We have zero OSHA-recordable injuries this year and continue to be proactive in identifying potential hazards.   Great job by our HSE Director, Shannon Scruggs, and each one of our Project Management teams for engraining our safety culture throughout the teams working at site.  Nice job everybody!

Gold Safety Award

National Safety Council – One Million Hours Worked Recognition

We were recently recognized by the National Safety Council for our achievement of One Million hours worked without a lost-time injury.  This recognition is a reflection of our safety culture and commitment to excellence on each and every project.  Since this achievement, we have continued to excel and are currently at 1.875 Million hours worked and have exceeded three years without a lost-time injury.  Great job team!

 

Zero Lost-Time Injuries over the past 3 Years

In July we surpassed 3 years without a lost-time injury. During that time we have logged over 1.85 million hours worked. That is an amazing accomplishment by our project teams, who work in unfamiliar locations as they travel from job to job. The attention to detail and focus on safety must be at the forefront each and every day in order to avoid accidents. Keeping our teams safe has been our priority, and it shows with this accomplishment. Great job to each and every person working in the field – you make this happen!

Compressed Air Danger Points

Compressed air is one of the most common shop tools, yet one of the most dangerous. Improper use can maim, blind, or even kill. Always wear eye protection and use face shields when working with air tools.

Danger Point – Accidental Hose Breach

If a compressed air hose is breached, the escaping pressure snaps the hose like a whip, attacking both personnel and equipment. The released air may contain scale from the fixed lines, or stir up loose material which can be driven into the eye like shrapnel. Protect the hose from cuts and blow-outs by protecting it from sharp and burred objects. Make sure there is plenty of slack at the connector — stress at the connector can weaken the hose and cause a blowout. Protect the hose from foot and vehicle traffic. Prevent kinks by coiling the hose when not in use and never hang it over a nail or hook. Use a broad support, preferably a curved surface.

Danger Point – Connectors

A hose is breached each time you disengage the connector. Proper procedure is to bleed out the pressure before disengaging a hose. Shop air outlets should not be “live” but should include a valve before the connector, and a bleed valve between that valve and the connector. If a bleed valve is not available, release hose pressure through an air ratchet or similar tool. Check to see that connectors are fastened securely. As an added safeguard, attach a positive locking device such as a safety clip or retainer at the source and at the attachment. This is especially important when using vibrating attachments such as chisels on a chipping hammer.

Danger Point – Blow Gun Nozzle

The blow gun attachment is a particularly dangerous tool. The air stream can blow an eye from its socket, and/or rupture an eardrum. Air driven beneath the skin can cause internal hemmorage and intense pain. Air that enters a body opening can burst internal organs and cause slow, agonizing death. Air used to clean surfaces can drive particles into the eye. Never use compressed air to clean off your clothes. Keep air pressure below 30 psi when cleaning surfaces or deep holes. Wear cup-type goggles and set up shields to protect passers-by, and others in the area. Never use air to remove dust – it just ends up in your lungs.

Danger Point – Unsafe Hoses

All hoses eventually wear out. Your hose may be ready to fail if you discover:

* cover blisters or lumps.
* cuts or gouges in the hose cover that expose the reinforcement.
* leaks at the coupling ends or anywhere along the length of the hose.
* flattened or kinked areas which have damaged the hose.
* a reduction in flow indicating that the tube is swelling.

When any of these conditions occur, it is good safety sense to immediately remove the hose from service. Once removed, the hose can be carefully inspected and replaced if necessary.

Ask your own safety question by contacting Mr Turbine.