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Old Timers and PPE

Does your company have any Old Timers on the payroll, who have been working in construction since Richard Nixon was president? They are probably a little gruff, take no nonsense, and maybe they don’t always like to wear all of the fancy PPE that exists today. After all, they’ve been on the job for a…

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Recall of Fall Protection Equipment – Urgent!

Do you use fall protection equipment made by 3M or FallTech? If so, it’s time to check it, because you may need to take it out of service due to a recall. Don’t let anyone die because of these recalls – take a moment to see if your equipment is part of the recall NOW….

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You have 5 months – the clock is ticking

What do a bucket truck, a scissor lift, a cherry picker, and a boom lift all have in common? They are now all part of a broader category of equipment called Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (or MEWPs). And there are some new rules coming into effect in December of 2019 that all employers will need…

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Safety First? No!

Here in the Paragon office, we talk a lot about how safety is NOT first. That might sound odd coming from a safety company…but it’s true for us! All too often we hear from companies who are wary of dealing with safety consultants who act like the “Safety Cops” – but that’s not us (OSHA…

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How can technology help keep workers safe?

Paragon Safety Group is now into its sixth year of supporting the loss control efforts of its clients and helping safeguard their success. A central component of this process involves looking at new and innovative ways to approach safety. In the world of smartphones and drones, we work to be at the forefront of technology,…

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How did you learn to use a forklift?

by Andrew StienekeMay 7, 2019 My first experience using a forklift came with about 15 seconds of instruction by a coworker – he pointed out what the three different control levers did, and said “get to work.” And then I was off, carting 2000 pound pallets around a cluttered warehouse and up and down ramps…

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Avoiding Heat-based Injuries

Are you prepared to work in the heat this year? There’s no reason to be macho about it – temperatures in the 80s have returned, and very hot weather is coming. Now is the time to make sure your employees are ready to cope with it. The sad fact is that people will die at…

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On-Site Safety Specialists?

Some of our most experienced and knowledgeable employees here at Paragon Safety Group have the job title of On-Site Safety Specialist (or OSS). What in the world is an OSS? Our OSS colleagues typically work full-time at construction and industry workplaces, and often perform the job of a Safety Manager, whose tasks can include: Inspecting…

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Third Party Safety Companies

Why is it better than having a safety professional on your staff? One question we hear from potential clients is: “Why shouldn’t I just hire a full-time safety person?” And it’s a natural thought to have. But there are so many benefits to hiring a safety firm like Paragon Safety Group – a third party,…

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