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Tom Keel

Tom Keel

Senior Risk Management Consultant

Tom joined the ICW Group in 2007 and services Northern California. He specializes in construction, general industry, ergonomics, hospitality, retail, life safety, job safety analysis, and work flow process.

Posts by Tom...

The Loophole In Driving Records

January 5, 2017 by Tom Keel No comments

With Sunday football gatherings underway and the big game only weeks away, your employees will be at a higher risk of driving while under the influence of alcohol as they commute to and from various events.  Sure, you remind your …  Read more …

Techniques in Trainings – Eye Saving Blindness Drill

September 7, 2016 by Tom Keel 1 comment

When seconds mean the difference between blindness and normal vision, it can be permanently disastrous when an employee wastes time scrambling around in a darkened panic for the eyewash station. The best way to avoid this is to ensure your …  Read more …

Techniques in Trainings: Making Your Hand Safety Training Stick Out Like a Sore Thumb

January 19, 2016 by Tom Keel No comments

Nothing paints a clearer picture than walking a mile in someone else’s shoes. This is especially true when showing employees the downfalls of not following safety procedures. For this “Techniques in Trainings” post, I’ll be sharing an eye opening tactic …  Read more …

Bloodborne Pathogens: It’s Not Just For Hospital Workers! (Part II)

January 19, 2015 by Tom Keel No comments

In my last blog, I dispelled the myth that bloodborne pathogens are limited to the medical industry by identifying a variety of occupations that are also exposed to blood-borne pathogens.  In addition to needles, syringes, and other typical hospital exposures, …  Read more …

Bloodborne Pathogens –It’s Not Just for Hospital Workers!

January 12, 2015 by Tom Keel No comments

Often when I hear people talking about bloodborne pathogens, it seems that the conversation always skews toward the occupations of nurses, LVNs, CNAs and other medical workers in hospitals.   Recently, when the topic came up and 99% of the conversation …  Read more …

He was just careless.

April 4, 2014 by Tom Keel No comments

Many years ago when I first began my career in the environmental health and safety field, I had inserted the word “careless” as a cause of an accident that I had investigated.  That proved to be one of the most …  Read more …