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4 Jun, 2020

Is a client contacting an expert witness outside of attorney involvement a recipe for unintended consequences?

By |2020-06-04T13:00:31-06:00June 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your client calls you about a potential litigation situation. And the client is pleased to announce they’ve taken the proactive step of finding and talking to an expert witness.  The client likes this expert.  They want you, their attorney, to talk to the expert and use them for their case. Is there a real problem [...]

29 May, 2020

Power hand tool safety.

By |2020-05-29T14:43:40-06:00May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hand and power tools are a great boon to construction, manufacturing, and repair work today.  Electric drills help boreholes and drive fasteners in place.  Circular saws make cutting materials faster and, in many instances, deliver better and straighter cuts.  Band saws help make unusual shape cuts.  But with any tool, there are some simple but [...]

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 [...]

16 Mar, 2020

Do you need a Hazardous Communication Program?

By |2020-03-16T13:35:56-06:00March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you have a hazardous communication (Haz Com) program?  What is an Haz Comm program? Do I need an Haz Comm program? Let’s answer these questions in reverse order.  Yes, you need an Haz Comm program if you have hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Hazardous chemicals include flammable gases/aerosols, liquids or solids, anything corrosive to [...]

4 Mar, 2020

The Top 10 Safety Hazards.

By |2020-03-04T08:08:48-07:00March 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you know the top 10 non complying safety conditions for which the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) identifies as hazards to your employees, you have a good starting point. Are you a small business? Have a limited safety budget?  Do  you want to help keep your employees safe at work?  Consider looking at the [...]

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 [...]

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