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SASVEEEK: The Four Elements of an OSHA Violation

- August 2, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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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 Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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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 …

Heat and Hydration: How You Can Prevent Heat Illness

- June 23, 2017 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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Summer is here and as temperatures rise, we all start thinking about heat and hydration. But it’s really something we should keep in mind every day! The average field, construction or factory worker finds nothing rewarding about becoming dehydrated and …  Read more …

Handy Safety Solutions: 10 Nail Gun Safety Tips

- May 24, 2017 by Mike Pettit (View all posts by Mike)
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 37,000 emergency room visits are from nail gun-related incidents each year. While nail guns are invaluable tools, they can be extremely dangerous tools when used incorrectly. Nail gun injuries …  Read more …

A Must Read if You Operate Forklifts – It Could Save Your Life!

- May 19, 2017 by Terio Duran (View all posts by Terio)
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From 1980 to 1994 there were 1,021 fatalities due to forklift-related accidents per The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) Surveillance System.  The fatalities occurred as a result of the following types of accidents: Type of Accident Percentage of Accidents Forklift …  Read more …