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Crystalline Silica Alternatives – Making Sure the Solution doesn’t lead to Unintended Consequences

- December 4, 2017 by Glenn Ingraham MS CIH (View all posts by Glenn)
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Crystalline Silica has been linked to serious and sometimes fatal chronic lung disease.  Safety agencies worldwide have moved to control exposure to this commonly found material by lowering exposure limits, and proposing alternatives to its use in industry. For years, …  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 …

Can you Dig it? Tips for Digging Safely

- April 20, 2017 by Bruce Logan (View all posts by Bruce)
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Do you really know that you are clear below or do you just dig until you “hit” something? According to the Common Ground Alliance, an underground utility line is damaged once every six minutes because someone dug without knowing the …  Read more …

How to Implement a Near Miss Reporting Program

- January 24, 2017 by Mark Yeck (View all posts by Mark)
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Events are happening every day at facilities throughout the US that employers are not aware of. These events are close calls where something occurs and almost causes an accident, injury, property damage, or could have caused a fatality. Another term …  Read more …

Offsite Safety – Workplace Violence Awareness

- October 19, 2016 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Workplace violence for offsite employees is something that you as the employer have little control over.  Therefore, educating your offsite employees to protect themselves when working in the field, and to avoid dangerous situations, is important to keeping work comp claims …  Read more …

Reducing Frequency, Likelihood, and Severity of Eye Injury Exposures for Welders

- May 10, 2016 by Dan Heinen, ASP (View all posts by Dan)
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The risk of foreign bodies in a welder’s eyes is unavoidable, but there are things that you can due to reduce this risk.  It’s critical to minimize the frequency, likelihood and/or severity of this exposures. In this blog, I will review …  Read more …