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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 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 …

How to Reduce the Frequency of Falls from Ladders

May 8, 2017 by Brian Piñon No comments

Falls from elevation are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Of those falls requiring an emergency room visit, it is estimated that 81% involve a ladder. The most common issue I see contractors wrestling with when it …  Read more …

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 …