Preparing for Safe + Sound Week 2022

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week is right around the corner and scheduled to take place from August 15th through 21st of this year.  Don’t know about OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week yet?  No problem, we are here to help you plan and join this year-round campaign that encourages every workplace to have a safety and health program.

As published on OSHA’s website, “Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.”

The reason to participate in the event is simple… You and your team will be joining thousands of businesses to raise awareness of workers’ health and safety, along with demonstrating your own commitment to a safe workplace (on and off the job site).

As most contractors are already aware, success on the job is directly related to having a strong and reliable safety program.  A proper safety and health program enables teams to proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness. Whether you have an existing safety program or are looking to start something new, participating in Safe + Sound Week can help jumpstart or improve your program, as well as provide the opportunity to recognize the successes of your current safety efforts.

Participating in Safe + Sound Week has never been easier; in just three steps, you can demonstrate your commitment to safety.

Step #1: Sign up to Participate – OSHA provides an interactive map where you can register your company event, as well as view events and companies that are registered in your area.

Step #2: Plan and Promote – Getting the word out about your participation is essential; it’s simple – if you don’t share and promote your participation in the event, your customers and followers will not know about it. You will want to identify the activities that you plan to promote; OSHA provides helpful examples of activities, social media kits and graphics, along with useful resources to share with your team.

Step #3: Recognize Your Participation – At the end of the week, you should return to OSHA’s event website to download your company’s certificate of recognition and virtual challenge coin.

To learn more about Safe + Sound Week, register your company, and begin planning your participation, visit OSHA’s event webpage here.  To take the next steps in strengthening your company’s safety program and training, contact Brauner Safety Services.

Product Spotlight: New Additions from Sievert

If you already on Brauner Safety’s email list, then you are probably aware of the latest Sievert tools that have been added to the Brauner Safety Services products list. To provide you with more detail and information about each of the latest offerings from Sievert, here is a quick list and links to help you stay informed and make a decision on the products that are right for you and your team:

Sievert – EBK-1 & EBK-2 Granule Embedders

Embedding granules on a granular modified bitumen membrane is becoming more of a requirement in the industry.  For this reason, Brauner Safety Services is pleased to now offer Sievert’s new EBK-1 and EBK-2 bedding tools. What’s the difference between the two?  To put it simply, the EBK-1 is Sievert’s detail kit which is recommended for hard-to-reach places, while the EBK-2 is the stand-up kit which is better for longer lap runs. Both kits come with a fully adjustable and removable embedding tool with handle attachment; this feature provides the roofer with 2 torch tools in 1. Product features include:

  • Fully adjustable and removable bedding tool and handle
  • Quality steel construction
  • Large steel roller for excellent coverage and even penetration of granules
  • Options include as a kit or individually

Sievert – PROMATIC PNS 4, RKH-4S & URK 4

The PNS-4 Hot Air Self-Adhered Kit works well for repair and small heating jobs – particularly details or heating self-adhered membranes without an open flame.

The RKH-4S is a propane powered Hot-Air Welder that is less expensive and more convenient than electric versions. It is considered to be the best option for SAFE and FAST repairs of membranes – No open flame!

The URK-4 is the most convenient repair kit available for repairing modified bitumen and roofs. The kit contains one handle and two burners, providing repair crews the ultimate in flexibility.

Roofer’s Delight – Sievert’s “Go-To” Torches for Roofers – As seen in Brauner Safety’s product feature emails, the Roofer’s Delight lineup offers several torch options, each with their unique benefits and features.  Kit options include:

  • Sievert Turboroofer Field Torch Kit PS2960
  • Sievert Turboroofer Detail Torch Kit DS2944
  • Sievert Turboroofer Combination Torch Kit CS4460
  • Sievert Turboroofer Detail Torch Kit DS2945

For more information on each of the kits in “Roofer’s Delight”, click here.

To learn more about this and other roofing safety products and services, contact Brauner Safety Services.

Beat the Price Increase for the Steinel Mobile Heat 5 Roofing Kit

Across the roofing industry (and really every industry) inflation is driving price increases that are simply unavoidable. The cost of materials, gas, and supplies has skyrocketed to record levels, and at this point, the pattern appears to be holding steady.

When it comes to safety products from Brauner Safety Services, the team works to keep costs down, while still providing the high level of quality that customers have come to expect from the company.  For this reason, when costs that are beyond our control increase, Brauner Safety provides opportunities for clients to take advantage of lower product pricing before the next increase takes hold.

One of Brauner’s products that is currently in greatest demand is the Steinel Mobile Heat 5 Roofing Kit, and as of June 10th, the price will increase by 10 percent.  For this reason, you are invited and encouraged to save on expenses by purchasing the Steinel Mobile Heat 5 Roofing Kit at its currently low and competitive price.

The Steinel Kit includes everything you need – It is the leading industrial cordless, battery-operated heat tool designed specifically for professional in-field maintenance work and repair applications, with no generator needed. The MH5 has a temperature range of 120 – 930°F with an airflow rate up to 10.5 cfm. It provides great efficiency, and it is the perfect size for targeting hard-to-reach spaces, making repairs easy.

The tool offers flexible setting options and is ready to use in just a few seconds.  Product features include:

  • MH 5 Battery Powered Heat Tool
  • Adapter Nozzle
  • 40 mm Flathead Slit Nozzle
  • Two, 8 AH Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • Heavy Duty Carrying Case

To learn more about this and other roofing safety products and services, or to purchase your own Steinel Mobile Heat 5 Roofing Kit at its lowest price before the increase on June 10th, contact Brauner Safety Services.

On the Importance of CPR, First Aid, and AED Training

If you follow Brauner Safety Services on Twitter or subscribe to the quarterly newsletter, then you are most likely already aware that Brauner has launched a new training program – CPR, First Aid and AED Training.  As a safety training and consulting firm, Brauner Safety Services is proud to launch this vital and lifesaving program that is aligned with and provides certification through American Red Cross, the gold standard in CPR and First Aid training.

Why American Red Cross?

When it comes to lifesaving skills and certification, not all programs are created equal. With American Red Cross (ARC), you are gaining expert and proven instruction through an organization that has been active and operating for more than 140 years. Behind every American Red Cross training program stands the Scientific Advisory Council, a volunteer body of Red Cross science and medical experts dedicated to ensuring that what you learn is based on the latest and best emergency science (Source: American Red Cross).  ARC offers the next era in lifesaving training, and its programs are unmatched in design and flexibility, enabling participants to learn lifesaving skills in less time.

CPR, First Aid and AED Training Benefits

Anything can happen in a workplace or on a job site, and for this reason, it is crucial that crews and employees are trained for life-threatening situations. From cardiac arrest and stroke to anaphylactic reactions and drug/opioid overdose, this lifesaving training will prepare your team to be ready and safe in a health emergency. The truth is that minutes can make the difference between life and death, and by preparing your staff to respond to any of these incidents, you are taking the right steps to a safe workplace.  

When considering cardiac arrest alone, CPR is vital to survival.  Just consider these facts:

  • If someone in cardiac arrest receives CPR immediately, they have a 45% increased chance of survival compared to no CPR.
  • 9 out of 10 people who are in cardiac arrest out of a hospital setting have a 10% chance of survival – 90% do not survive without CPR.

In addition to being prepared for health emergencies and keeping your crews safe both on and off the job site, CPR, First Aid, and AED training through Brauner Safety Services offers a variety of benefits including:

  • Save time and money
  • Decrease insurance and liability
  • Experience personalized, interactive learning and flexible training
  • Receive the latest and updated lifesaving skills
  • Receive American Red Cross Certification
  • Continue learning with take-home literature

Whether your training is required by OSHA, part of your company policy, or you simply want a safer workplace, Brauner Safety Services offers flexible training solutions designed to meet your business guidelines and stay within your budget.

Upon successful completion of courses, you will earn certification that satisfies OSHA-mandated job requirements. To learn more, you may view/download the latest program flyer here.  To schedule your CPR/First Aid/AED Training, contact jim@braunersafety.com

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