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To provide a broad range of safety topics and address some of the concerns our clients frequently have that are indirectly related to safety, we have asked professionals within the ICW Group network to share their knowledge with our readers. A bio for each guest blogger can be viewed with their authored posts.

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Workplace Emergency Planning – Emergency Drills

January 22, 2018 by Guest Bloggers No comments

The purpose of emergency drills is to teach people how to respond versus react during a stressful time.   It prepares people to respond calmly, quickly and safely. Drills take the chaotic reactions out of stressful situations and replace them with …  Read more …

Role and Responsibilities of a Safety Committee

January 16, 2018 by Guest Bloggers No comments

Have you ever attended a safety committee where people gather around a table eating donuts and a moderator is droning on about the rising cost of claims and you’re thinking to yourself “why am I here?”.  Unfortunately, safety committee meetings …  Read more …

Horizontal and Vertical Standards – What’s the Difference?

October 9, 2017 by Guest Bloggers No comments

I was told once that if an OSHA Compliance Safety & Health Officer (CSHO) cited me in the wrong book (for example a construction company cited in 29 CFR 1910 General Industry) that the citation would be thrown out. Is …  Read more …

SASVEEEK: The Four Elements of an OSHA Violation

August 2, 2017 by Guest Bloggers No comments

SASVEEK is not the sister of Sasquatch, but rather, an acronym for the tenets of a sound (and just) OSHA violation. Criteria must be met for Compliance Safety Health Officers (CSHOs) to have a solid case to support a citation. …  Read more …

OSHA: Strategies for When They Inspect You

July 7, 2017 by Guest Bloggers No comments

No matter how many OSHA workplace safety inspections you’ve encountered, the thought of an inspector knocking may make you anxious. Often, OSHA inspectors will arrive without providing advanced notice – only adding to the uncertainty and anxiety. However, by knowing …  Read more …

OSHA and National Consensus Standards

May 16, 2017 by Guest Bloggers 1 comment

What do ANSI, NFPA, ASME and ASTM all have in common? If you said the letter A, you are partially correct; however, if you stated that these were all national consensus standards recognized by OSHA, then you are even more …  Read more …