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October 2017

Resolution #6: Allow Your Employees to Participate in and Lead Safety Training

- October 16, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Nothing makes for a more boring and ineffective safety meeting than having a supervisor read from a safety handout. At ICW Group, we provide a variety of safety talks to use during training, but using them effectively means using them …  Read more …

The Safety is in the Numbers – Calculating the Right Hearing Protection for Your Team By Brian Pinon

- October 13, 2017 by Brian Piñon (View all posts by Brian)
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In the course of my career, I’ve walked through hundreds of operations utilizing powered equipment producing high noise levels. Most of these organizations offer hearing protection to workers but have not taken the time to quantify their noise exposure or …  Read more …

Car Dealerships Safety: Reducing the Frequency and Likelihood of Slips, Trips and Falls

- October 11, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of workplace injuries at car dealership and auto service centers. Eliminating slip, trip and fall exposure is nearly impossible, but reducing the frequency and likelihood of a fall is. In this blog, …  Read more …

Horizontal and Vertical Standards – What’s the Difference?

- October 9, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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I was told once that if an OSHA Compliance Safety & Health Officer (CSHO) cited me in the wrong book (for example a construction company cited in 29 CFR 1910 General Industry) that the citation would be thrown out. Is …  Read more …

OSHA Top Ten List for 2017 Released

- October 6, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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OSHA announced its top ten list of most frequent citations for 2017 at the National Safety Congress and Expo in September. The National Safety Council covered the story on their website, but since this data can help our policyholders find …  Read more …