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Resolution #3: Empowering Your Supervisors

- July 18, 2017 by Leslie Stoll, CSP ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Imagine you are a restaurant manager. Ideally, your job is to make sure things run smoothly. To do this, you make sure everyone is trained, that the facility is maintained properly and unexpected situations are handled correctly. You will step …  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 …

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 …