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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

16 Apr, 2019

Falls.

By |2019-04-16T00:02:12-06:00April 16th, 2019|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employee Safety, OSHA Safety, Safety practices, Worker Safety|0 Comments

Falls.  What goes up must come down.  An old saying you’ve likely heard before.  It is true because gravity is everywhere.  But did you know 38% of all deaths in the construction work place are falls.  And, fall injuries typically constituted the longest recovery time as well as the long term disability. Falls can occur [...]

1 Nov, 2018

OSHA, there are differing rules for each industry.

By |2018-11-01T16:29:16-06:00November 1st, 2018|Employer OSHA Compliance, Safety Expert Witness, Safety practices|0 Comments

OSHA, there are differing rules for each industry. OSHA is comprised of four different safety laws.  General Industry, Construction Industry, Agriculture Industry and Maritime Industry.  Each industry has its own safety rules.  And while some of the industries face similar hazards they each have their own unique safety rules. From a litigation standpoint, it is [...]

21 Nov, 2017

Safety on ladders and stairways.

By |2018-01-10T14:29:31-07:00November 21st, 2017|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employee Safety, Employer OSHA Compliance, Ladder and stairway safety, Oil and Gas Safety, OSHA Safety, Safety practices, Safety programs, Utility Construction Safety, Walking and climbing surfaces, Worker Safety|0 Comments

Safety on ladders and stairways.   New and improved method of avoiding falls from ladders, stairs and equipment:  3 Points of contact! Work place injuries are a plague on business: Loss of a valuable employee, down time or slower progress on the project, economic costs.  You’ve heard it all before.  You know this first hand as [...]

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 [...]