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How to Pack Your First Aid Kit Like a Pro: Bacon's Safety Tip

What you have in your first aid kit matters. It’s not a guessing game where you toss in a box of these or a bag of that. That is where a thorough hazard assessment comes in. It’s time to roll on through your worksite to uncover hazards, potential health, and safety concerns. Not only should you ... Read More

The Tradesmen’s Ultimate Guide to Choosing Winter Work Gloves

Choosing the right winter glove is really more science than anything.   One of the first things to consider when choosing hand protection in the winter months is how well they can tolerate the cold. You’re probably thinking, “how hard could that be? Pick a glove and get back to work”. But before ... Read More

4 Lifesaving Forklift Inspection Checklists Your Worksite Demands

Let's get real about lift truck safety. Forklift accidents are among the leading causes of injury, death and property damage in the workplace. Curious just how many people are impacted by forklift accidents on the job? More than 95,000 workers are involved in a forklift accident annually in the United States. What’s worse, 100 workers are killed by being struck by, run over or pinned by a ... Read More

Contractor Safety, Bacon's Safety Tips, educational, industrial safety

How To Pack Your Winter Survival Kit: Bacon's Safety Tip

 Wintertime can bring many dangers, both at work and on the road.   Picture it. It’s the end of January. The last of daylight is just above the treeline, the snow is starting to fall faster and more furious. You’re the last one onsite. So, you pack up your gear, hop in your truck and head down the ... Read More

How To Pack Your PPE Kit: Bacon's Safety Tip

Kitting your personal protective equipment is a sure-fire way to make sure your crew has the supplies they need to stay safe. Help your workers avoid being one of the 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries that happen every year; be prepared.  PPE Kits save money and time. Plus, you get the added ... Read More

Gas Detection Devices: Don’t drive a minivan when you need a racecar (Safety Tales Podcast S3)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* Today, the Quad City Safety guys are delivering the goods on gas detection devices — what they do and why you need them. Join Dave White and Fred Radunzel as they discuss everything from their musical prowess (or lack thereof) to why confined spaces aren’t ... Read More

Tool Tethers & Dropped Objects: Rope and Duct Tape Don’t Cut It (Safety Tales Podcast S3 Episode 10)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* Dropped object prevention. That’s what the Quad City Safety guys are talking about this week. Join Dave White and Fred Radunzel as they speak to Craig Myhre, Regional Sales Manager at Ergodyne®, on recent changes in tool tethering solutions and guidelines.   ... Read More

Job Site Rescue Plans: The difference between life and death (Safety Tales Podcast S3 Episode 9)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* When it comes to safety on the job, don’t overlook the importance of having a rescue plan in place. Being prepared in the event of an accident can mean the difference between someone sustaining a minor injury or someone not making it home at all. Quad City ... Read More

What’s Your Facility’s Emergency Plan? (Safety Tales Podcast S3 Episode 8)

*Podcasts may contain explicit material* It’s time to dig your plan out of the drawer, dust it off and review. The Quad City Safety boys are back at it again, this time with a little back and forth on emergency planning.  Listen in to today’s episode of Dave & Bacon’s Safety Tales for some ... Read More

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