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June 2019

Focused Incentive Programs – Housekeeping

- June 17, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Incentive programs improve safety performance when focused on issues you’re trying to improve. In my earlier 2018 article, I wrote about basing incentive programs on measurables other than injuries. In this post, I’ll expand the topic by discussing successful programs …  Read more …

Too HOT for you?

- June 15, 2019 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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Your crew has been on the job since 7 am. At 11 am, it’s as hot as the blazes out there. One of your crew members complains of  being lightheaded. You’re pretty sure that it’s just because he didn’t eat …  Read more …

Reducing Risk – Site Specific Fall Protection Plans

- June 13, 2019 by Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Rick)
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Preventing falls takes more than providing equipment and giving work orders. A proper site evaluation and assessment is crucial.  By using a Site Specific Fall Prevention Plan, companies are able to systematically review and access each situation. Washington State Industrial …  Read more …

Hiring in a Tight Market

- June 11, 2019 by Tom Keel (View all posts by Tom)
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There are a couple of truisms that I’ve found about economic recessions and boom times, particularly in California’s Greater Bay Area aka “Silicon Valley.” First, there’s a silver lining during recessions (less traffic and shorter commute times). Second, boom times …  Read more …

Hazard Recognition – Where Do You Begin?

- June 6, 2019 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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John is the owner of a manufacturing company. He wants to bid for bigger jobs but injuries are preventing him from being able to make the transition due to rising costs. John genuinely cares about his employees well-being and makes …  Read more …

Asleep at the Wheel

- June 3, 2019 by Thomas Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Thomas)
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The sound of gravel and debris banging against my car was the first indication that I had fallen asleep while driving. I have no idea how far I traveled, and I don’t recall when I closed my eyes, but I …  Read more …