Ladder Safety

Ladders are common tools that can be helpful in many types of jobs. Serious injuries can result when a ladder is used improperly, in an unsafe area, or if it is faulty and has not been properly maintained. It is important to know how to select and inspect a ladder; the rules for safe ladder […]

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Nobody is good at texting and driving

Motor vehicle crashes result in a significant amount of injuries and fatalities both on and off of the job. Employees should take motor vehicle safety seriously no matter if they drive on the job or not. According to the National Safety Council , an estimated 42,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2020. Every 12 […]

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Safe Handling of Materials

Taking care of your body is essential to mitigating wear and tear. Workers suffer many painful injuries because they forget or are not properly trained in the basics of manual material handling. Here are a few pointers about lifting and safe handling of materials: Use required personal protective equipment:  Think of your toes in case […]

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TAKE TIME TO PLAN AND WORK SAFELY

Each day we come to work and put our time in and go home.  We often become complacent and forget that our jobs can be dangerous.  Being safe and complacent, do not go hand in hand.  Its our job to remain sharp and focused while working and to identify potential hazards that may cause incidents […]

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Working from Stilts

Remember to never carry heavy loads while working on stilts Never modify or adjust your stilts in anyway other than suggested by the manufacturer. Always wear the correctly sized stilts for the job. Always wear the appropriately sized stilts for you. Never run or walk fast on stilts. Never over extend or reach for objects […]

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Situational Awareness

At Berg, we face a high paced and rapidly changing work environments. Having or lacking situational awareness can determine whether or not an accident occurs in almost all scenarios. It is important that you know how many problems you face and how serious they are. The temporary loss or lack of situational awareness is a […]

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Cut Glove

At Berg, we work with unfinished material, power tools, knives, and many other sharp edges. Without the use of our hands, not only are we limited in our effectiveness at work, but other parts of life can be impacted as well. In order to safeguard our employees, we provide gloves to prevent many of the […]

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Rock Carts

One of the tools that makes our lives easier are our rock carts. They help us move sheets more quickly, efficiently, and in larger numbers than we could manage by hand. However, if used incorrectly, our rock carts can pose a hazard. Being struck by a loaded cart or maybe pinned between a loaded cart […]

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Housekeeping

Good housekeeping is not normally thought about when considering workplace safety, but it can have a significant effect on a person’s ability to safely work. Housekeeping can have a variety of impacts on the overall safety of a jobsite including increasing the likelihood of a fire as well as increasing the difficulty of evacuating a […]

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