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Reducing Risk – Site Specific Fall Protection Plans

- June 13, 2019 by Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Rick)
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Preventing falls takes more than providing equipment and giving work orders. A proper site evaluation and assessment is crucial.  By using a Site Specific Fall Prevention Plan, companies are able to systematically review and access each situation. Washington State Industrial …  Read more …

Hiring in a Tight Market

- June 11, 2019 by Tom Keel (View all posts by Tom)
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There are a couple of truisms that I’ve found about economic recessions and boom times, particularly in California’s Greater Bay Area aka “Silicon Valley.” First, there’s a silver lining during recessions (less traffic and shorter commute times). Second, boom times …  Read more …

Top Management Safety Involvement

- May 24, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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With top management support, a company is much more likely to obtain a best practice safety management program and maintain a proactive safety culture.  However, top management support means more than just writing a safety policy.  Top management must be …  Read more …

Having an Impact with Ergonomics

- May 11, 2019 by Brian Piñon, CSP (View all posts by Brian)
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Recently, a colleague asked me what safety topic I am most passionate about and without hesitation I answered ergonomics. Applying ergonomic training and controls can provide a unique opportunity to see an immediate and tangible impact on an individual’s well-being; …  Read more …

Get Organized!

- April 8, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Have you ever heard or used this excuse?  “I cannot be as productive in a clean office because I need to be able to get to things quickly.” If you believe that, then I have a bridge to sell you …  Read more …

“Bee” Safe: Safety Tips When Working Near Bees

- March 15, 2019 by Pam McIntire, ARM (View all posts by Pam)
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As the days start to warm up in the Central Valley of California, many of our agricultural accounts will be bringing out bee boxes to help pollinate the different nut crops and assorted field crops. Bees are usually brought to …  Read more …