14 Aug, 2019

Driving

By |2019-08-14T11:52:45-06:00August 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Driving.  Everyone does it.  Many businesses rely on vehicles (commercial and personal vehicles) to carry out their business.  For many of the first years I worked as a safety professional I heard other safety people talk about lock out tag out, fall protection, slips-trips and falls, and confined space as the big work place hazards.  [...]

22 Jul, 2019

Explaining safety responsibility in work place injuries/fatalities.

By |2019-07-22T17:19:04-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Work place safety subject matter experts can help clarify job safety responsibilities in cases involving work place injury or death.  Work place safety is governed by either the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) or Mine Safety Health Administration, (MSHA).  Both of these federal work place safety organizations have regulatory safety standards which have been interpreted [...]

17 Jul, 2019

Emergency Crisis Planning

By |2019-07-17T13:29:47-06:00July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No one expects an emergency or disaster to occur.  But that is where Emergency Crisis Planning comes in.  Pre planing and training of employees, supervisors and labor alike, can mitigate the negative impacts of an emergency or disaster.  Emergency Crisis plans  outline escape procedures, escape routes, emergency shut down procedures, the use of fire extinguishers, [...]

1 Jul, 2019

Struck by injuries

By |2019-07-01T08:43:46-06:00July 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being struck by an object or piece of equipment or tasks where an object can strike an employee is commonly recognized as a “struck by hazard.”  Struck by incidents typically result in serious injury.  Imagine an employee working around an excavator.  This type of equipment swings and a common source of struck by incidents comes [...]

14 May, 2019

Motor Vehicle Safety

By |2019-05-14T10:08:56-06:00May 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I’ve been a safety professional for approximately 20 years.  During that time I frequently heard about fire, electricity, falls, confined spaces and chemical exposure safety hazards.   Was I surprised to learn that the number one cause of workplace injuries/fatalities was motor vehicle accidents.  What makes this so?  A lot of business uses motor vehicles for [...]

2 May, 2019

Safety is information. Safety Data Sheets.

By |2019-05-02T10:20:46-06:00May 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

To be informed is to be safe. Safety Data Sheets, also known as SDS, are created for each chemical.  SDS's offer explanations about safe handling and protective measures for the specific chemical.  SDS’s provide employers and employees with important information regarding safety precautions. And protective measures when working with that chemical. Chemicals, unlike mechanical hazards, [...]

15 Mar, 2019

Protecting employee’s hands from injury

By |2019-03-15T12:26:16-06:00March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protecting employee’s hands from workplace injury is important.  But did you know hand protection goes beyond cuts and bruises?  Did you know employers are required to assess the types of hand hazards employees face and provide the appropriate hand personal protective equipment?  Yup. If employees are/can be exposed to harmful chemicals (skin absorption, chemical burns) [...]

21 Feb, 2019

Safety training

By |2019-02-21T09:51:22-06:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Training, it’s not just for newbies.  Training and refresher training is an excellent method of keeping in front of employees. This applies to top management to new hires.  Training keeps employees abreast of not only OSHA safety regulations but your company’s safety policies and practices. Knowing how to safely carry out work tasks is simple, [...]

31 Jan, 2019

Hazardous gases and fumes.

By |2019-04-15T19:17:17-06:00January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What you can’t see (or smell) can hurt you.  What is being discussed here is workplaces 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 toxic [...]

4 Jan, 2019

Learn How to Not Burn

By |2019-01-04T10:44:24-06:00January 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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