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Are you managing risk by intention or accident?

- August 2, 2019 by Thomas Jolliff, ARM, ALCM
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Organizations that fail to allocate resources and full support to a dedicated safety person often risk watching their peers pass them by when it comes to risk identification and reduction. As ICW Group has expanded into a national workers’ compensation …  Read more …

Unexpected OSHA Visits – Setting a Procedure Before it Happens

- August 2, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM
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When your employees work construction, landscaping, or perform as service in public view, they bring the risk of a surprise drop-in visit from an OSHA compliance officer. This visit can result in fines that can be exacerbated by the mishandling of …  Read more …

Security – After Dark

- July 30, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM
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Even though we are midway through summer and it is light well into the evening, employers still need to remain vigilant about keeping employees safe after hours. Have you reviewed your site’s security lately?  Some things to routinely check are: …  Read more …

Focused Incentive Programs – Housekeeping

- June 17, 2019 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM
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Incentive programs improve safety performance when focused on issues you’re trying to improve. In my earlier 2018 article, I wrote about basing incentive programs on measurables other than injuries. In this post, I’ll expand the topic by discussing successful programs …  Read more …

Too HOT for you?

- June 15, 2019 by Guest Bloggers
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Your crew has been on the job since 7 am. At 11 am, it’s as hot as the blazes out there. One of your crew members complains of  being lightheaded. You’re pretty sure that it’s just because he didn’t eat …  Read more …

Reducing Risk – Site Specific Fall Protection Plans

- June 13, 2019 by Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM
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Preventing falls takes more than providing equipment and giving work orders. A proper site evaluation and assessment is crucial.  By using a Site Specific Fall Prevention Plan, companies are able to systematically review and access each situation. Washington State Industrial …  Read more …