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Hierarchy of Hazard Control: Part 1

- October 12, 2018 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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Hierarchy of hazard control is used to minimize or eliminate exposure to hazards. The controls are ranked by strength to help people make the best decision possible when trying to control hazards in the workplace. The controls include Elimination, Engineering, …  Read more …

Risk Retention or Risk Transfer – Considering your Options

- August 20, 2018 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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You’ve finally got the fund to start a major project, the excitement is uncontrollable. You’re going to finally be able to modify your facility to accommodate all your extra growth. But, with change comes choices. How do you manage the …  Read more …

Assessing Risk is Not Limited to Workplace

- February 7, 2018 by Tom Jolliff, ARM, ALCM (View all posts by Tom)
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In the winter of 2015, I began preparation to hike a section of the Oregon Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The plan was to start at the Santiam Pass Trailhead and, eight days later, finish at Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood …  Read more …

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 Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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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 …