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January 2018

Falls: A Workplace Hazard

- January 31, 2018 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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In 2016, 19% of all injuries reported in general industry were the result of falls, slips or trips and most of these accidents are preventable. Falls to a lower level accounted for 81% of all fatal falls. Of those cases …  Read more …

Needle Stick Prevention Tips: Worker Safety in Recycling Facilities

- January 29, 2018 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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State law (H&SC §118286) in California makes it illegal for a person to knowingly dispose of home-generated sharps in their trash or containers used for the collection of solid waste, recyclable materials or green waste. Similar laws exist in many other …  Read more …

Don’t Fall for the Anti-Slip Myth

- January 20, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Problem: Slippery Floors Solution: Anti-Slip Footwear… Right? WRONG! Anti-Slip Footwear is only part of a full slip prevention plan. The anti-slip design is only functional if the sole is clean and well maintained and the floor surface is also properly …  Read more …

Role and Responsibilities of a Safety Committee

- January 16, 2018 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Have you ever attended a safety committee where people gather around a table eating donuts and a moderator is droning on about the rising cost of claims and you’re thinking to yourself “why am I here?”.  Unfortunately, safety committee meetings …  Read more …

Don’t Get Too Comfortable

- January 12, 2018 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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If you follow any of my blogs you will notice I post quite a bit about hazards on the road. If you travel with someone or have a passenger ride with you, then this blog may be of interest. One …  Read more …

Root Cause Analysis – Not Just for Accident Investigation

- January 8, 2018 by Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Rick)
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Safety professionals have been using root cause analysis for decades to understand and solve a problem. Fault tree analysis, fishbone diagrams, the 5-Whys analysis and other approaches are useful tools for investigating serious losses. These techniques can be just as …  Read more …