24 Mar, 2021

Backing incidents.  Prevention.

By |2021-03-24T08:33:43-06:00March 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Backing incidents.  Prevention. Backing incidents are just like front facing strikes, only different.  An operator moving equipment in reverse has limited line of sight because parts of the equipment block his/her view.  Any person  who is walking, standing or kneeling behind the equipment will be unseen by the operator.  Each year more than 70 people [...]

10 Mar, 2021

Its winter.  The roads are icy.  Prepare.

By |2021-03-10T09:52:31-07:00March 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Its winter.  The roads are icy.  Prepare. Winter weather presents many hazards including slippery roads (ice/snow).  My first year in Colorado I remember being told a safety driving practice beneficial to us former flatlanders.  When traveling down hill on a road, slow down during in the straightaways and ease off the brake in turns.  Reason: [...]

3 Mar, 2021

2021  Inspect and examine your work place before starting work. Or know before you go.

By |2021-03-03T14:53:46-07:00March 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2021  Inspect and examine your workplace before starting work. Or know before you go. If you area mine operator you know that the Mine Safety Health Act (MSHA) requires a workplace exam to be conducted before employees start their day.  30 CFR 56.18002 requires mine operators to not only conduct when workplace exam but to [...]