Building a Safety Culture – Free Download

Dodge Research and Analytics is giving away a free copy of their new report entitled “Building a Safety Culture: Improving Safety and Health Management in the Construction Industry


“This report establishes a safety culture spectrum of contractors in the U.S. construction industry based on the use of 33 leading indicators of a safety culture. It also examines critical shifts in the use of safety management practices and their impact in the industry since 2012, as well as the key drivers and obstacles for increasing investment in safety management practices and key trends in safety training. The report demonstrates that firms at the high end of the safety culture spectrum use more safety management practices and see stronger business benefits than companies lower in the spectrum.”

Essentially the report finds that companies that invest more time and money on safety have a greater employee retention, have a greater ability to attract new hires, have a greater return on investment and a better project quality.

Download your own copy of this 56 page document.

Machine Safety Handbook

Looking to put together a policy for machine safety at your facility? Start with this booklet from Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA). This 10 page handbook walks you through the whole process with graphics and checklists and it’s completely free.

Download the booklet by clicking on the image below.


New “Workplace Solutions” addresses vehicles backing up

“According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics review of the 962 fatal workplace injuries at road construction sites from 2003to 2010, 443 were due to a worker being struck by a vehicle or mobile equipment [BLS 2013]. Workers were fatally struck143 times by a vehicle or mobile equipment that was backing up. In 84 of these cases, the worker was fatally struck by a dump truck that was backing up.”
A new “Workplace Solutions” published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) seeks to help address the issue.
The 4-page, downloadable pdf document lists the standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), recommendations and best practices to help you make sure your job site or place of business doesn’t end up with one of your employees on next years’ list.

Educational Flu Posters available for free download from Sperian

In Response to the ongoing threat of the H1N1 flu virus, Sperian has developed a series of educational posters that they are offering, at no cost.

The free download contains a comprehensive set, consisting of:

Before the flu in your area: Flu transmission Methods, Wash your hands, and Cover Your Coughs.

During the flu: Signs of the Flu, and Flu Dangers

If masks are dispensed: Respirator Fitting and PPE Disposal

(Click on the image below to download the free zip file)


Free Download “Roadway Safety+”

Need help navigating the ins and outs of road construction safety standards? Than the Roadway Safety Awareness Program is designed just for you.

Available from the Work Zone Safety website ( this piece of software is described as:

The Roadway Safety Awareness Program provides an overview of common hazards in highway and road construction and simple prevention measures. It is designed for use by supervisory personnel with some safety and health experience or by safety and health personnel to orient new workers as they arrive on the jobsite. The program contents are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

This program is not intended as a compliance guide. It is intended to help your company produce the worker awareness needed to achieve best practices. It is not a substitute for an OSHA 10-hour course or more in-depth training. It is a labor-management safety reminder.

This material was produced under grant number 46C4-HT23 from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and is based upon work supported by the Federal Highway Administration under grant agreement DTFH61-06-G-00007. It was developed by a consortium of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA), American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), CNA Insurance (CNA), Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), and Laborers-AGC Education & Training Fund (Laborers-AGC). Produced for the consortium by FOF Communications.

This is worth downloading for anyone and everyone who works construction, road crews, flaggers or anyone responsible for safety in general.

It covers the following topics:

  • Runovers/Backovers
  • Operator Safety
  • Struck or Crushed
  • Flagger Safety
  • Nightwork
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Fall Hazards
  • Noise Hazards
  • Health Hazards
  • Working Outdoors
  • Emergencies
  • Safety Driving

It includes Instructor manual, trainee booklet, toolbox pamphlets and case studies.

And it’s all for free! Why wouldn’t you download it???