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8 Oct, 2019

Documenting workplace hazards-Avoid OSHA fines, it’s simple.

By |2019-10-08T07:58:38-06:00October 8th, 2019|Employee Safety, Employer OSHA Compliance, Hazard Identification, OSHA Enforcement, OSHA Safety, Safety programs|0 Comments

It is simple to avoid OSHA fines.  Personal protective equipment commonly referred to as PPE.  PPE refers to safety glasses, hard/steel toe shoes, hearing protection, face protection, gloves, respirators, etc. You no doubt know PPE is used to provide safety protection of employees from a variety of common workplace hazards. Hazards such as eye hazards [...]

9 Sep, 2019

Noise. Protect employee hearing.

By |2019-09-09T15:15:34-06:00September 9th, 2019|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employer OSHA Compliance, Miner Safety, Oil and Gas Safety, OSHA Safety, Safety practices|0 Comments

Noise.  Hearing levels in people declines when exposed to certain levels of noise over a period of time.  The extent of hearing decline depends on the level of noise and duration of exposure.  OSHA says 85 decibels (dBA) or higher over an 8-hour work shift is excessive.  If you have a smartphone you can download [...]

14 Aug, 2019

Driving

By |2019-08-14T11:52:45-06:00August 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Driving.  Everyone does it.  Many businesses rely on vehicles (commercial and personal vehicles) to carry out their business.  For many of the first years I worked as a safety professional I heard other safety people talk about lock out tag out, fall protection, slips-trips and falls, and confined space as the big work place hazards.  [...]

31 Jul, 2019

Emergency Crisis Plans

By |2019-07-31T08:26:34-06:00July 31st, 2019|Employer OSHA Compliance, OSHA Safety, Safety practices|0 Comments

No one expects an emergency or disaster to occur.  Some Pre-planing will make a major difference.  Reasonable steps include training of employees, supervisors and labor alike on what thier role is in an emergency situation.  The results will be mitigation of the negative impacts of an emergency or disaster.  Emergency Crisis plans  outline escape procedures, [...]

22 Jul, 2019

Explaining safety responsibility in work place injuries/fatalities.

By |2019-07-22T17:19:04-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Work place safety subject matter experts can help clarify job safety responsibilities in cases involving work place injury or death.  Work place safety is governed by either the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) or Mine Safety Health Administration, (MSHA).  Both of these federal work place safety organizations have regulatory safety standards which have been interpreted [...]

17 Jul, 2019

Emergency Crisis Planning

By |2019-07-17T13:29:47-06:00July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No one expects an emergency or disaster to occur.  But that is where Emergency Crisis Planning comes in.  Pre planing and training of employees, supervisors and labor alike, can mitigate the negative impacts of an emergency or disaster.  Emergency Crisis plans  outline escape procedures, escape routes, emergency shut down procedures, the use of fire extinguishers, [...]

1 Jul, 2019

Struck by injuries

By |2019-07-01T08:43:46-06:00July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being struck by an object or piece of equipment or tasks where an object can strike an employee is commonly recognized as a “struck by hazard.”  Struck by incidents typically result in serious injury.  Imagine an employee working around an excavator.  This type of equipment swings and a common source of struck by incidents comes [...]

18 Jun, 2019

Lock Out Tag Out

By |2019-06-18T09:12:46-06:00June 18th, 2019|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employee Safety, Lock Out Tag Out, Mining, Oil and Gas Safety, Safety programs, Worker Safety|0 Comments

2019  LOTO  1910./147,  https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_General_Facts/factsheet-lockout-tagout.pdf So  your company works repairing water, oil, hydraulic, pneumatic or electrical devices.  Each of these items can be “stored energy”.   Your employees from time to time undertake a task that directly contacts a system handling any of the above.  Employees must have a clear understanding of how to safely work with [...]

14 May, 2019

Motor Vehicle Safety

By |2019-05-14T10:08:56-06:00May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I’ve been a safety professional for approximately 20 years.  During that time I frequently heard about fire, electricity, falls, confined spaces and chemical exposure safety hazards.   Was I surprised to learn that the number one cause of workplace injuries/fatalities was motor vehicle accidents.  What makes this so?  A lot of business uses motor vehicles for [...]

2 May, 2019

Safety is information. Safety Data Sheets.

By |2019-05-02T10:20:46-06:00May 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

To be informed is to be safe. Safety Data Sheets, also known as SDS, are created for each chemical.  SDS's offer explanations about safe handling and protective measures for the specific chemical.  SDS’s provide employers and employees with important information regarding safety precautions. And protective measures when working with that chemical. Chemicals, unlike mechanical hazards, [...]

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