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December 2016

Winter is Here – Preventing Slips & Falls in Cold, Wet Conditions

- December 22, 2016 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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In addition to cold stress, such as hypothermia, many people are seriously injured each year as a result of slips and falls in cold, wet conditions – now is the time to start thinking about preventative measures to keep your …  Read more …

Carbon Monoxide- an Invisible Danger

- December 20, 2016 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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Winter is here and in much of the country that means cold weather. Often, this also means that doors will be closed to conserve heat.  Gasoline and diesel powered motor vehicles, fork lift trucks, air compressors, space heaters, and pressure washers …  Read more …

Preparing your Equipment for Winter

- December 15, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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With the first snow storms starting to show up across the country, thoughts of winter preparation should become part of your maintenance processes—this will help reduce loss time due to equipment malfunction.  For this post, I’ll be sharing a few …  Read more …

A Fall Protection Scenario

- December 12, 2016 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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I am walking a jobsite to conduct a Risk Assessment for a contractor when I come up to a excavation of 10-feet that is in plain sight and not protected from falling in to it.  First question, that enters my …  Read more …

Inspiring Safety Leadership in Frontline Supervisors: Part Two

- December 7, 2016 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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In part-one of this blog series, I made the point that one cannot effectively manage a risk they do not understand. Once supervisors are made aware of the risk, they are in a better position to guide workers in changing their …  Read more …