When adversity arises, heroes appear. Not the kind of heroes that wear capes, but heroes that wear PPE, uniforms, badges and stethoscopes. 2021 has been designated ‘The Year of the Safety Hero,’ by the National Safety Council, and with National Safety Month (June) coming to a close, Cyanco encourages everyone to recognize these everyday heroes…

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The number of OSHA violations, injuries and fatalities by electrocution clearly shows us that electricity is a major hazard for workers in industrial, maintenance and construction settings. Most electricity-related incidents are caused by: Failure to recognize electrical hazards before contacting an energized source (conductors and circuits, damaged or bare wires, defective equipment or tools)  Improper…

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With June being National Safety Month – now is a great time to make sure your employees are up to date with fall prevention awareness and training. Fatalities caused by falls continue to be a top cause of death for US industrial and construction employees. According to the US Department of Labor, 15% of all…

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of workplace injuries has remained largely unchanged over the last several years (including 2020 data). However, the number of fatal workplace injuries has increased over that same time. The number of fatal workplace accidents has increased each year since 2016, with theleading cause of…

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June 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of America’s National Safety Month (NSM), which was originally designated in 1996 by the National Safety Council as a way to reduce the number of workplace injuries and deaths in the U.S. by creating awareness around key safety issues. The program has since expanded its scope to saving lives and preventing injuries on the…

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March 9, 2017 Cyanco’s Environment, Health, Safety and Security Director Max Jones explaining the Incident Command System The need for a coordinated response  approach in the event of a cyanide spill in Guyana was underscored when Aurora Gold Mine (AGM) hosted an emergency response seminar on Wednesday. The seminar, which brought together representatives from government…

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