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Brian Piñon

Brian Piñon

Technical Specialist

Brian joined the ICW Group in 2015 and provides risk management services to policyholders in Northern California. Brian is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and holds the Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM) from the Insurance Institute of America. He specializes in ergonomic and same-level fall risk, leading a team within ICW to develop formal risk assessment tools and resources for consultants to use with policyholders.

Posts by Brian...

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part IV: Floor Matting

July 19, 2018 by Brian Piñon No comments

Floor matting has long been recognized as an effective strategy to capture contaminants from footwear and provide an improved coefficient of friction near liquid sources. This blog will review the various types of matting and provide guidance for maximizing their …  Read more …

Ergonomic Risk for Housekeepers

July 12, 2018 by Brian Piñon No comments

Housekeepers are exposed to a variety of risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders. This blog will review common exposures and controls for reducing the risk of injury. Awkward Postures Housekeepers may be exposed to awkward postures like stooping and extended reaching while …  Read more …

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part III: Slip-Resistant Footwear

May 15, 2018 by Brian Piñon No comments

The use of slip-resistant footwear is a common response to slippery conditions in the workplace. Part III in our Same Level Fall Prevention Series will cover the general effectiveness of this type of footwear, and program elements that will enhance …  Read more …

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part II: Three Floor Cleaning Mistakes That are Working Against You

March 19, 2018 by Brian Piñon No comments

In my last blog, Floor Cleaning & Same Level Fall Risk, I highlight the impact floor cleaning procedures can have on the amount of friction your floor provides. Now that we know cleaning methods (and not just frequency) are worth …  Read more …

Same Level Fall Prevention Series Part I: The Surprising Impact of Floor Cleaning Method

March 5, 2018 by Brian Piñon No comments

When diagnosing a slip/fall problem within an organization, there are a variety of factors to look at that may be affecting the level of risk. Floor cleaning, while usually not overlooked completely, is often not given enough attention. Most assess …  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 No comments

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 …