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Workplace Burns – Recognition and Prevention

- February 2, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Have you done a safety evaluation for burn sources at your facility? Burns can occur from touching a hot tool, equipment parts, electricity, chemical, and fire or an open flame. You may have looked for burn hazards during your personal …  Read more …

Needle Stick Prevention Tips: Worker Safety in Recycling Facilities

- January 29, 2018 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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State law (H&SC §118286) in California makes it illegal for a person to knowingly dispose of home-generated sharps in their trash or containers used for the collection of solid waste, recyclable materials or green waste. Similar laws exist in many other …  Read more …

Reducing Material Handling Claims in the Workplace

- October 18, 2017 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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Do you know what the leading cause of workers compensation claims is each year and one of the most costly? Injuries related to manual material handling and strains and sprains. In fact, manual material handling injuries account for nearly one-third …  Read more …

SASVEEEK: The Four Elements of an OSHA Violation

- August 2, 2017 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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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 (View all posts by Guest)
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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 …

Resolution #2: Discipline Safety Violators Even for Near Misses

- June 30, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Your grinding operator is caught not wearing his safety gear during a routine audit.  You have to stop your audit and ask him to put on his safety equipment.  Do you also note this in his discipline file? Most people …  Read more …