2 Oct, 2017

Company Safety Practice-The quintessential “stew”

By |2018-01-10T15:14:33-07:00October 2nd, 2017|Employee Safety, Employer OSHA Compliance, OSHA Safety, Safety practices, Uncategorized, Worker Safety|0 Comments

When I first entered the safety profession as a safety manager for a construction company I recall my soon to be boss saying I’d be responsible for company safety practice.  Well, I was up for that. I can help.  But conversations with my boss and others after hire started showing some “differences” my definition of [...]

18 Sep, 2017

Safety programs cost less than accidents.

By |2018-01-10T15:31:54-07:00September 18th, 2017|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employee Safety, Employer OSHA Compliance, Oil and Gas Safety, OSHA Safety, Safety programs, Utility Construction Safety, Worker Safety|0 Comments

So, your insurance agent calls up and asks if he can stop by to chat.  You say sure, always have coffee on, stop on by.  The agent stops in and after some chit chat says the work comp insurance company is notified him they have some concerns with the account.  You say, well, we’ve had [...]

22 Aug, 2017

Ignorance of Hydrogen Sulfide Safety, or No Ostrich Zone

By |2018-01-11T13:18:55-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employee Safety, Oil and Gas Safety, Utility Construction Safety, Worker Safety|0 Comments

Hydrogen sulfide safety.  In the safety world hazard recognition plays a vital role in keeping your people safe from unsafe behaviors and/or conditions.   Some hazards are easily recognized, for example an employee climbing up a 20 foot ladder with tools held in both hands.  (This is a fall hazard by the way.)  Common sense right?  [...]

31 Jul, 2017

Unintended Consequences in Safety-Repeat OSHA Violations

By |2018-01-10T15:36:10-07:00July 31st, 2017|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employee Safety, Employer OSHA Compliance, OSHA Enforcement, OSHA Safety, Safety Expert Witness, Uncategorized, Worker Safety|0 Comments

“If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.”, so said Laurence J. Peter, a professor at the University of Southern California whose works touched the business world.  (He is well known for the “Peter Principal”.)  Peter’s above quote essentially points out that action lacking a clear objective will [...]

30 Jun, 2017

Work Related Vehicle Accidents in the Oil Patch: The Overlooked Hazard at Work

By |2018-01-11T13:33:07-07:00June 30th, 2017|Employee Safety|0 Comments

Work Related Vehicular Accidents in the Oil Patch: The Overlooked Hazard at Work Work place related vehicular accidents.   Use fall protection; Use trench boxes when excavating; Use Lock out Tag Out any time repair or maintenance of equipment involving stored energy is performed; Slips, Trips and Falls are one of the most expensive types of [...]

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