13 Feb, 2020

Safety rules are written in blood. Avoid blood.

By |2020-02-13T07:25:36-07:00February 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Safety rules are written in blood. Avoid blood. The Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) and the Mine Safety Health Act (MSHA) are federal safety laws. These laws govern how workplace tasks are carried out. The purpose of these laws is to safeguard employees in the workplace. But I recall one safety trainer’s safety class who [...]

5 Feb, 2020

Litigation Discovery-Learning where to tap.

By |2020-02-05T10:30:49-07:00February 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Asking the right questions during discovery. Or knowing where to tap. A homeowner has a plugged sink drain.  He tried a liquid drain cleaner.  He tried a plumbing snake. He tried a plunger, all to no avail.  Frustrated he called a plumber.  The plumber comes out, spends a few minutes observing the pipes and then [...]

30 Jan, 2020

Electricity-Friend or Foe.

By |2020-01-30T15:20:24-07:00January 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Electricity is all around us.  It is in our homes and offices and places of work.  Electricity is a great tool for making our personal and working lives more convenient, improve work efficiency and more comfortable.  But, like anything that can help us it can hurt us as well.  So, a few basic safety practices [...]

24 Jan, 2020

What is an OSHA repeat violation?

By |2020-01-24T10:13:04-07:00January 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A repeat OSHA violation exists where an employer has been previously cited for a substantially similar unsafe condition. Plus, the citation has become a final order of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission or the final abatement date of the previous citation, whichever is later. (OSHA Letter of Interpretation. March 18, 1998.) Have more [...]

19 Dec, 2019

OSHA’s Top 10 violations.

By |2019-12-19T07:49:34-07:00December 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The big top 10 OSHA violations for 2018. Or being informed is being armed. The top 10 OSHA violations have been fall protection, scaffolding, respiratory protection, LOTO, ladders, forklifts, fall protection, machine guarding, eye/face protection, hazardous communication. So, knowing what OSHA commonly finds during investigations or site audits can be helpful to the employer and [...]

2 Nov, 2019

Health and Safety Plans

By |2019-11-02T09:24:22-06:00November 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Health and safety plans.  Intimidating?  Serious?  It sounds like too much?  Well, actually not so.  First, you want a safety plan.  It helps you, your employees, and other companies you work with to understand your safety requirements.  Second, if you use the safety plan as a safety training tool you can educate and keep your [...]

14 Aug, 2019


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 [...]

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