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Preparing for the Season

- April 30, 2018 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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Across the country, as spring struggles to stick around, many contractors are gearing for hopefully a productive, safe and profitable year. With that in mind, it’s also a good time to review your safety policies and procedures, ensure your required …  Read more …

Safety and the Hiring Process – Pre-Hire Physicals

- April 23, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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In my last blog about the interview process, I discussed questions to ask to help evaluate a person’s safety attitude. Now that you’ve found a good candidate and made the job offer, now it’s time for the person to start …  Read more …

Walking Working Surfaces

- April 12, 2018 by Erin Silva (View all posts by Erin)
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Did you know that On November 17, 2016, OSHA issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to protect workers in general industry from falls? This is significant because falls from heights are still one of …  Read more …

Safe Handling Practice – Chlorine Cylinder Change Out

- March 9, 2018 by Mark Yeck (View all posts by Mark)
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The changing out of gas cylinders in some industries is a somewhat routine event. Spent cylinders are shut off, disconnected and removed from manifolds. New cylinders are reinstalled, checked for leaks and turned on. This work is often done by …  Read more …

Don’t Fall for the Anti-Slip Myth

- January 20, 2018 by Susan McKendry (View all posts by Susan)
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Problem: Slippery Floors Solution: Anti-Slip Footwear… Right? WRONG! Anti-Slip Footwear is only part of a full slip prevention plan. The anti-slip design is only functional if the sole is clean and well maintained and the floor surface is also properly …  Read more …

Root Cause Analysis – Not Just for Accident Investigation

- January 8, 2018 by Rick Fineman (View all posts by Rick)
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Safety professionals have been using root cause analysis for decades to understand and solve a problem. Fault tree analysis, fishbone diagrams, the 5-Whys analysis and other approaches are useful tools for investigating serious losses. These techniques can be just as …  Read more …