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 [...]

7 Oct, 2020

Driver Safety

By |2020-10-07T07:53:36-06:00October 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When I first entered the safety profession I heard other safety guys talking about the hazards of slips, trips and falls, or falls from working at height, or unguarded moving machinery.  Everyone had a pet safety hazard and solution.  Boy was I surprised to learn the number one cause of workplace death and injury was [...]

16 Sep, 2020

Safety around large mobile equipment.  Mind reading doesn’t work.

By |2020-09-16T09:27:38-06:00September 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

2 Sep, 2020

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

By |2020-09-02T12:26:51-06:00September 2nd, 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 experience applies to all of us. This knowledge applies especially to those who work at heights.  If your job involves working on ladders, roofs, scaffolding or other elevated working surfaces it [...]

13 Jul, 2020

Are there age limits on people working at a mine site? Or, know before you go.

By |2020-07-13T16:02:27-06:00July 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are there age limits on people working at a mine site?  Or, know before you go. So you operate a mine.  You are always seeking good employees.  Mining is hard work and finding enthusiastic employees is a challenge. You are approached by a motivated young person (age 17) who impresses you and you feel this [...]

25 Jun, 2020

Safetyiquiette. Working with others safely.

By |2020-06-25T13:23:06-06:00June 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Most folks under 40 have heard of “netiquette”.  That is the behavior for those online, using social networking, etc.  For example, be nice, show respect, even to those with whom you may disagree.  No name-calling.   Well, I can hear you asking what does online etiquette have to do with safety.  Glad you asked. The workplace [...]

16 Jun, 2020

Safety Expert Witness, The Crystal Ball, Wish I knew this up front!

By |2020-06-16T08:59:26-06:00June 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Client versions don’t always match up with evidence.  Sometimes it’s oversight, poor or selective memory, or just plain ignorance.  It happens.  Legal practitioners always keep this concern in the back of their mind when accepting a case.  Too bad there’s no way to “crystal ball” the case before you commence discovery, set depositions, or set [...]

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