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April 2018

Preparing for the Season

- April 30, 2018 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Across the country, as spring struggles to stick around, many contractors are gearing for hopefully a productive, safe and profitable year. With that in mind, it’s also a good time to review your safety policies and procedures, ensure your required …  Read more …

Safety and the Hiring Process – Pre-Hire Physicals

- April 23, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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In my last blog about the interview process, I discussed questions to ask to help evaluate a person’s safety attitude. Now that you’ve found a good candidate and made the job offer, now it’s time for the person to start …  Read more …

Electrical Preventative Maintenance Programs

- April 19, 2018 by Diego Garcia (View all posts by Diego)
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Electrical Preventative Maintenance (EPM) programs are one of the most overlooked safety programs in the workplace. Perhaps this is because when it comes to electrical— “there are no moving parts so why would it need preventative maintenance like machinery”? Regardless …  Read more …

Safety and the Hiring Process – Interview Questions

- April 16, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Many of the clients I visit are in hiring mode. Some because of retirement and other due to growth. Regardless of why, hiring brings about new safety issues that companies with very low turnover don’t deal with on a week …  Read more …

Walking Working Surfaces

- April 12, 2018 by Erin Silva (View all posts by Erin)
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Did you know that On November 17, 2016, OSHA issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to protect workers in general industry from falls? This is significant because falls from heights are still one of …  Read more …

Rebar and Other Potential Impalement Hazards

- April 10, 2018 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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With construction season in many parts of the country getting ready to start up again, I want to address the simple topic of “rebar caps.” OSHA standard 1926.701(B) states: Reinforcing steel. All protruding reinforcing steel, onto and into which employees …  Read more …