20 Apr, 2021

Learn how to not burn. 

By |2021-04-20T13:44:30-06:00April 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learn how to not burn around flammable gases.  This safety task is fairly simple.  According to OSHA identify potential sources of flammable gases.  Then identify potential ignition sources.  You identify potential sources  by knowing what flammable gases could potentially be on site.  Do this by examining your job site and identify activities involving:  cutting of [...]

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 [...]

17 Feb, 2021

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

By |2021-02-17T08:39:12-07:00February 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Accident Investigations.  Value? 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 occurred.  Armed with this why and [...]

10 Feb, 2021

Your nose doesn’t always know.

By |2021-02-10T08:38:28-07:00February 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What you can’t see (or smell) can hurt you.  What is being discussed here is work places where hazardous and toxic gases are known to be present or may be present.  The operative words here are “known to be present or may be present”.  Here’s why. There are gases which are odorless and are not [...]

12 Jan, 2021

Its winter. The roads are icy. Prepare.

By |2021-01-12T12:28:37-07:00January 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter weather presents many hazards including slippery roads (ice/snow).  In my first year in Colorado, I remember being told a safety driving practice beneficial to us former flatlanders.  When traveling downhill on a road, slow down during in the straightaways and ease off the brake in turns.  Reason: Loss of traction.  As you know, maintaining [...]

9 Dec, 2020

Gravity, you and fall protection. Or know before you go.

By |2020-12-09T08:19:56-07:00December 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gravity is everywhere.  Now there’s a profound statement.  My whole life, I was reminded of gravity whenever I fell or tripped.  I suspect this is applies of all people. This knowledge applies especially to those who work at heights.  If your job involves working on ladders, scaffolding or other elevated working surfaces understanding that fall [...]

4 Nov, 2020

Some Fun/Interesting Safety facts

By |2020-11-04T10:42:30-07:00November 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you drop a 100 pound weight 1 foot and bring it to a sudden stop the amount of energy is between 900 to 1,100 pounds. Imagine 3 250 pound NFL linebackers sitting on you.  Remedy: Wear personal fall arrest equipment when working at heights or make sure a fall protection railing is in place. [...]

30 Oct, 2020

Safety around large mobile equipment.

By |2020-10-30T13:37:47-06:00October 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When I first started as a safety professional, I always heard the safety tip that when working around large mobile equipment like front end loaders, to make eye contact with the operator. The thinking was that by making eye contact with the operator you would be seen and not be run over. Well, now I [...]

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