31 Jan, 2021

Backing incidents. Prevention

By |2021-01-31T13:07:17-07:00January 31st, 2021|Employee Safety, Hazard Identification, Oil and Gas Safety, OSHA Safety, Safety practices, Utility Construction Safety, Walking and climbing surfaces, Worker Safety|0 Comments

Backing incidents are just like front-facing strikes, only different.  An operator is moving the equipment rearward and a person is walking, standing, or kneeling behind the equipment, unseen by the operator.  Each year more than 70 people are fatally injured in back-over incidents. Such incidents or near misses occurring even where backup alarms in functioning. [...]

3 Jan, 2021

Accident investigations. Or, how to avoid incidents and save money.

By |2021-01-03T08:52:58-07:00January 3rd, 2021|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employee Safety, Employer OSHA Compliance, Hazard Identification, Miner Safety, Mining, Oil and Gas Safety, OSHA Safety, Safety practices, Worker Safety|0 Comments

Accident investigations. Or, how to avoid incidents and save money. Taking some time to learn why and how an injury or equipment damage incident occurred is extremely beneficial. First, it helps to learn why an incident occurred. Second, it saves money. Properly conducted, a post-incident investigation will bring to light why and how an incident [...]

19 Aug, 2020

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.*

By |2020-08-19T11:24:30-06:00August 19th, 2020|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employee Safety, Employer OSHA Compliance, Hazard Identification, Miner Safety, Oil and Gas Safety, Safety practices, Safety programs, Worker Safety|0 Comments

“Any fool can know.  The point is to understand”.  Safety talks are opportunities to pass on knowledge and understanding.   Safety talks discuss an activity and then how to safely handle the task.  For example working at heights.  Understanding that fall protection need be in place and what types of fall protection are known to be [...]

14 Apr, 2020

Electrical Safety

By |2020-04-14T07:12:25-06:00April 14th, 2020|Employee Safety, Employer OSHA Compliance, Hazard Identification, Mining, Oil and Gas Safety, OSHA Safety, Safety programs, Worker Safety|0 Comments

Electricity.  What is the old saying I’ve heard, no cares about electricity but everyone cares about cold beer?  If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of an electrical jolt you know it was an unpleasant surprise.  And, such a jolt was at the end of a low voltage contact.   Higher voltages and amps can [...]

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 Jan, 2018

What you don’t know can hurt you-Hazard Identification & LOTO

By |2018-01-11T15:36:59-07:00January 9th, 2018|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employee Safety, Hazard Identification, Lock Out Tag Out, Mine Safety Training, Miner Safety, Mining, Safety programs, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mine Safety: What you don’t know can hurt you. Or Know the hazards. Mine safety, what you don't know can hurt you.  Almost every aspect of repair or servicing activity involves the potential for injury arising from the unexpected release of energy.  To avoid contacting unexpected release of energy a Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) [...]