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January 2017

Preventing Accidents in Non-Routine Tasks

- January 31, 2017 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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Nearly all organizations must occasionally have non-routine tasks performed. In this case, a “non-routine task” is a task that is performed no more than once per year. These tasks can include specialized maintenance of equipment or storage vessels (tanks, silos, …  Read more …

Who Has to Provide the Personal Protective Equipment for Employees?

- January 26, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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I had just completed the Intro to OSHA class for a company when the employees notified me that they must pay for their own hardhats and safety glasses. I approached the general manager of the company I was doing the class …  Read more …

How to Implement a Near Miss Reporting Program

- January 24, 2017 by Mark Yeck (View all posts by Mark)
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Events are happening every day at facilities throughout the US that employers are not aware of. These events are close calls where something occurs and almost causes an accident, injury, property damage, or could have caused a fatality. Another term …  Read more …

OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rule Part 1

- January 19, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Did you know the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that calls for some employers to electronically submit their injury and illness data?  The rule was created in efforts to   improve the safety of US workers …  Read more …

Cell Phone Safety

- January 17, 2017 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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Have you or someone you know been a victim of crime while using your cell phone?  Have you caused a traffic accident or been involved in a traffic accident because someone was using a cell phone?  How many times has …  Read more …

Risk Management Consulting: Making it Work for You

- January 12, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Operational risks are among the most significant dangers companies face. While risk is inherent to any business, there are ways to proactively mitigate and manage them. In this post, I’ll discuss the benefits of partnering with an ICW Group risk …  Read more …