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Not so Good Vibrations: Reducing Your Risk of Developing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

February 7, 2017 by Brian Piñon No comments

Vibration is an oft forgotten ergonomic risk factor, but one that should not be ignored. Repeated exposure can lead to hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), a painful and costly injury to joints, muscles nerves and blood vessels. Vibration exposure is found …  Read more …

Inspiring Safety Leadership in Frontline Supervisors: Part Two

December 7, 2016 by Brian Piñon No comments

In part-one of this blog series, I made the point that one cannot effectively manage a risk they do not understand. Once supervisors are made aware of the risk, they are in a better position to guide workers in changing their …  Read more …

Inspiring Safety Leadership in Frontline Supervisors: Part One

November 21, 2016 by Brian Piñon No comments

One of the most impactful things a business owner can do to elevate their culture of safety is to inspire safety leadership from their frontline supervisors. The value your supervisors bring to the business is their ability to lead others …  Read more …

Techniques in Training – Inspiring Commitment Rather than Compliance

September 28, 2016 by Brian Piñon No comments

Two of my colleagues recently wrote blogs outlining creative and engaging training techniques on eye safety. Both involved having workers wear a blindfold or pair of blacked-out safety glasses to demonstrate how blinding an eye injury can be, and how …  Read more …

Reducing Your Risk of Failure When Securing Cargo With Synthetic Slings

July 5, 2016 by Brian Piñon No comments

Synthetic slings are trusted to withstand forces of hundreds, even thousands of pounds. Regardless of how often they are used, proper care and maintenance reduces your risk of sling failure, injury, and property damage. In this blog I will review …  Read more …

Reducing Repetitive Motion Injuries in Your Packaging Department – Part One

March 11, 2016 by Brian Piñon No comments

Whether it’s the manual palletizing of boxes, reaching out to remove poor quality product or guiding bags through a sealer; repetitive motion is a common risk impacting packaging departments across industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median …  Read more …