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Crane Rigging – A Near Miss Story

- December 3, 2018 by Erin Silva, CSP (View all posts by Erin)
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There are important reasons why the training requirements exist for both riggers and signal persons. In this blog, I’ll share an important story that took place in early 2013. I was doing my normal rounds on a project I was …  Read more …

Hierarchy of Hazard Control: Part 2

- October 22, 2018 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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In my last blog, I introduced the concept of a hierarchy of control. In this blog, Let’s look at each control method in more detail: Elimination (includes substitution) Remove the hazard from the workplace, by either the removal of the …  Read more …

Resolution #8: Use Your Monthly Audit Forms as a Catalyst for Change

- November 9, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Someone once said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That being said, are your safety committee, managers, or department supervisors insane? Are they doing their monthly audits and …  Read more …

Resolution #7: Investigate for Root Cause and Make Changes to Stop Reoccurrences

- October 23, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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When an accident occurs, the top priority is to make sure the injured employee is taken care of and out of danger. But after that is done, a thorough accident investigation must be conducted to figure out what went wrong …  Read more …

80/20 Risk Management Rule

- September 29, 2017 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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Have you ever thought about how much time you spend productively at work? At the end of the day do you feel like you were busy, but didn’t accomplish much? If so, the 80/20 rule could be very useful to …  Read more …

Diagnosis of an Incident – Electrical Control Panel Incident

- August 11, 2017 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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As a workplace safety expert, it’s important that you’re able to use a detective’s eye when evaluating the cause of an accident. Let’s take a look at a true case, and work backwards to determine how and why the incident occurred. …  Read more …