CITE's Workplace Safety Blog

Aerial lifts: Don't forget to follow the manufacturer's instructions

What is the most important thing you should understand before you use an aerial lift? The information in the operator's manual. Many, if not most, work-related injuries involving aerial lifts happen when operators assume they know how to operate a lift, but do not follow the manufacturer's instructions. Regardless of the type of lift you use – a boom-supported lift or a scissor lift – you must follow the lift manufacturer's operating and maintenance instructions. Also, you must be trained by a person who understands the hazards associated with the lift.

Originally published by Oregon OSHA Construction Depot:

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 16:00

Fall Protection Tools

Fall Protection Tools

Looking for all protection resources. This link takes you direct to OSHA Fall Protection page and lists great tools and material to keep your employees safe.

Fall Protection Tools And Resources From OSHA:

Oregon OSHA publishes a great infographic about last year's work-related fatalities in Oregon

2015 Summary Infographics

  • Timeline of workplace fatalities reported to Oregon OSHA
  • Oregon OSHA's top 10 construction violations
  • Oregon OSHA's top 10 construction violations ranked by average penalty

Originally published by Oregon OSHA Construction Depot:

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:00

Identifying Confined Spaces in Construction

This is a great video regarding identifying confined spaces in construction. Where most companies fail is having he appropriate competent person when dealing with confined spaces. Remember a "Competent Person" has these specific traits:

  1. They have the ability to identify existing and predictable hazards in the workplace.
  2. They also have the authority to abate or remediate these hazards.
Monday, 14 September 2015 17:00

First Aid / CPR Training

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  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Aerial Lift Training
  • Forklift Training
  • Fall Protection Training

...and other worksite safety subjects at the CITE Facebook page:

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 08:16

This could be the future of AEDs

This very well could be the future of how AED's are delivered during Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

The attachment or carriage broke free from the telehandler.

A man was killed on Friday when a telehandler attachment, or fork carriage, broke free and dropped on him at a hotel construction site in Rochester, Minnesota.

Originally published by

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 17:37

Aerial Lift Electrocution

The site of the accident.

UPDATE: Worker Killed in Mill Accident

The coroner’s office identified the victim of yesterday’s industrial accident as 64-year-old Mike Vander Veen of Forest Hill, California.

The cause of death appears to be accidental electrocution, according to the office, and an autopsy is scheduled for Jan. 8.

Originally published by Grant Scott-Goforth at North Coast Journal:

This story is exactly why we teach CPR / AED.

Twice now I have had a previous student of mine come up to me and say "I saved someone's life because of what you taught me in your CPR class." That is a wonder-feeling for me as a CPR instructor.

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