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 [...]

4 Dec, 2019

Fall Injuries

By |2019-12-04T16:34:15-07:00December 4th, 2019|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employee Safety, Employer OSHA Compliance, OSHA Safety, Safety programs, Walking and climbing surfaces, Worker Safety|0 Comments

Fall injuries.  This blog is a little different from many of my earlier blogs.  It relies solely upon my experience as a safety manager for companies over the years.  It is a laymen’s comment. The discussion is about fall injuries and why they are so problematic.   First, a fall injury may arise from a simple [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1 Oct, 2018

Repurposing your safety manual.

By |2018-10-01T08:52:02-06:00October 1st, 2018|Avoiding Work Place Injury, Employer OSHA Compliance, Ladder and stairway safety, Lock Out Tag Out, Mine Safety Training, Oil and Gas Safety, OSHA Safety, Safety programs, Uncategorized, Walking and climbing surfaces, Worker Safety|0 Comments

Repurposing your safety manual. Safety manuals establish sound safety practices for your employees. But did you know you can also use them as a source of safety tool box talks?  Yup. All the tool box safety talks you need is right there on your desk (or in your truck).  All you need is a sign-up [...]

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) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]