Week 3 of National Ladder Safety Month

While we may be an occupational safety and health company, that same safety focus should carry over into the home.

Whether you’re hanging lights during the holidays, cleaning out gutters, or changing light bulbs, ladders are used in almost every home.

For Week 3 of the first ever National Ladder Safety Month, our new video focuses on Ladder Safety at Home. The video also feature’s NIOSH’s Ladder Safety App, which is a great tool that can help you ensure your ladder is set up at the proper angle. We’ll dive into more of it’s features next week.

Every week this month, the focus shines on a different ladder safety topic. If you missed it, be sure to check out our video for Weeks 1 and 2, which are linked below.

Follow us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn as we recognize every week of National Ladder Safety Month.

Watch SCT at the Ohio Safety Congress

Last week, SCT’s Director of Small Business Services Jay Medlock presented to a crowded room at the Ohio Safety Congress in Columbus.

Mr. Medlock led an hour-long session about Performing a Successful Worksite Analysis. His presentation included questions from attendees and a detailed look at the most often cited OSHA citations.

Watch our quick recap video and thanks to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation for putting on another successful conference.

The Ohio Safety Congress is an annual event that features more than 200 educational sessions and more than 200 exhibitors in the workplace safety industry.

If you would like to meet with Director of Small Business Services Jay Medlock or any of our other occupational safety and health experts to learn how we can help your business reach your safety goals, contact SCT today at 440-449-6000 or use our online contact form.

SCT Recognizes National Ladder Safety Month: Week 2

Welcome to Week 2 of the first ever National Ladder Safety Month. This week, we are focusing on Ladder Safety at Work. Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and nearly a third of those deaths come from ladder falls, according to OSHA.

Watch our newest Ladder Lowdown video as we offer some tips on Ladder Safety in the workplace.

Every week this month, the focus shines on a different ladder safety topic. If you missed it, be sure to check out our video for Week 1.

Follow SCT on our social media sites as we recognize every week of National Ladder Safety Month.

March is National Ladder Safety Month

March 1st marks the beginning of the first ever National Ladder Safety Month.

Organized by the American Ladder Institute, National Ladder Safety Month is designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities.

Ladders cause hundreds of injuries at home each year, and are also routinely in OSHA’s list of Top 10 Most Cited Violations.

Each week of National Ladder Safety Month will focus on a different topic relating to ladder safety:

  • March 1-11: Why Ladder Safety and How it Affects Everyone
  • March 12-18: Ladder Safety at Work
  • March 19-25: Ladder Safety at Home
  • March 26-April 1: Ladder Inspection and Disposal

Watch our video below to kick off National Ladder Safety Month, and stick with us all month for a new video each week.

Safety Minute Update: The Importance of PPE

Every year, numerous workers are injured due to improper or lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation, according to OSHA. Many of those injuries could be prevented with proper use of PPE.

OSHA’s general PPE rules require that employers assess their workplaces to determine what hazards are present that require the use of protective equipment, provide workers with appropriate protective equipment, and require them to use and maintain it in sanitary and reliable condition. Watch our new Safety Minute Update video on The Importance of PPE to be sure you and your business are OSHA Compliant.

While PPE is usually the last line of defense in protecting workers behind engineering controls, work practices, and administrative controls, PPE is still often an essential part of keeping workers safe. Our training classes teach you the importance of PPE while also giving you hands-on instruction so you can properly use the equipment in the workplace.

Get your PPE from SCT’s newest division SCT Supply. We carry thousands of products from dozens of the best brands in the safety industry. Now you can get 10% off all orders of $250 or more!

Don’t forget the 2017 Drug Free Safety Program deadline!

The end of January is fast approaching, and the 2017 Drug Free Safety Program deadline for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation will be here before you know it! Private employers have until March 31 to complete all drug testing and training of both workers and supervisors.

SCT is here to help! Check out our video to see how SCT helps your company install a 2017 Drug Free Safety Program that benefits the safety of your workers and your company’s bottom line.

We have upcoming open enrollment Drug Free Workplace training classes for workers and supervisors on Friday, January 27, and Friday, February 24! The one-hour worker training is $20, and the two-hour supervisor training is $40. View our full slate of open enrollment training courses here.

Can’t make your schedule work with our open enrollment classes? We’ll happily come to you with our state of the art mobile testing/training unit.

Schedule a training today by giving us a call at 1-800-204-1729.

Tour SCT’s new mobile medical van!

Tour SCT’s new mobile medical van with President Gail Grueser! Delivered back in September 2016, SCT’s Occupational Health Division has been racking up the miles on its new state-of-the-art mobile medical van.

The new van replaced SCT’s old mobile unit and includes some serious upgrades. The new van has two bathrooms available for drug test collection, and an audiometric testing booth for hearing tests. The new unit also boasts ample space for health screenings, like blood pressure and flu shots.

SCT invests in mobile units because we want occupational health to be easily available to our clients. By taking our services to clients, they don’t have to stop a work day completely in order to send staff out to a different location.

Watch the video to quickly tour SCT’s new mobile medical van with SCT President Gail Grueser. Don’t forget the Ohio BWC’s Drug-Free Safety Program requires testing and training to be completed by the end of March for eligible public entities. Schedule your training and testing today with SCT!

As always, contact SCT with all your occupational health and safety needs at 1-800-204-1729.

Flu Vaccines are in!

SCT has received our first batch of flu vaccinations! Head over to our Middleburg Heights location or call 1-800-204-1729 to schedule an appointment.

Watch our newest Safety Minute Update “Fighting the Flu” to learn the importance of receiving the flu vaccine this season. Protect not only yourself, but your co-workers, friends, and family as well.