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Electrical Safety – OSHA and NFPA 70E

- May 23, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Most business owners understand how OSHA effects their workplace, but few understand the impact that other institutions can have though consensus standards. In this blog,  I’ll focus on one of those institutions, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the …  Read more …

OSHA and National Consensus Standards

- May 16, 2017 by Steve Medellin (View all posts by Steve)
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What do ANSI, NFPA, ASME and ASTM all have in common? If you said the letter A, you are partially correct; however, if you stated that these were all national consensus standards recognized by OSHA, then you are even more …  Read more …

An Incentive Program that Works – Safety Slogan Contest

- April 6, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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The safety slogan incentive program is designed to increase safety awareness by motivating employees to review a weekly safety topic in the form of a catchy slogan. Slogans can be developed internally, but can also be found online. A simple web search …  Read more …

Weekly Safety Challenge

- March 24, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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You’ve explained to your supervisors that safety is important. You’ve told them time and time again that they should correct unsafe conditions and acts.  You have a maintenance team ready and willing to react to safety work orders, but those …  Read more …

Resolution #1: View Safety as Equal to Production, Not as a Government Compliance Item

- March 1, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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In January, I wrote a blog about 2017 safety resolutions. Today, I’d like to expand on resolution #1, view safety as equal to production, not as a government compliance item. Production is what makes your company money, whether you make …  Read more …

Preventing Accidents in Non-Routine Tasks

- January 31, 2017 by Glen O'Rourke, ALCM (View all posts by Glen)
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Nearly all organizations must occasionally have non-routine tasks performed. In this case, a “non-routine task” is a task that is performed no more than once per year. These tasks can include specialized maintenance of equipment or storage vessels (tanks, silos, …  Read more …