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February 2014

Who needs a Bloodborne Pathogens Program?

- February 28, 2014 by Jason Rozar (View all posts by Jason)
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This standard protects workers who can reasonably be anticipated to come into contact with blood or OPIM (Other Potentially Infectious Material) as a result of doing their job duties. Who falls under reasonably anticipated you ask? It encompasses any employee …  Read more …

A Safety Consultant Lives his Dream

- February 24, 2014 by Steve Danner, CSP (View all posts by Steve)
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Last June, while celebrating National Safety Month, we asked our ICW Group risk management consultants how they ended up in the safety field. We will continue to share their stories over the next few months. Here is Steve Danner’s story. …  Read more …

Tire Failure Series: Bald Tires

- February 21, 2014 by Jose Gutierrez, CSP (View all posts by Jose)
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Last month, our poll question was related to the number of accidents attributed to tire failure.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this number is roughly 11,000 accidents annually.  With such a small number of accidents involved in …  Read more …

Technology Distractions

- February 17, 2014 by Leslie Stoll, CSP, ARM (View all posts by Leslie)
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Cell phones and head phones in the workplace – NOT a good idea! Operating a machine or forklift requires concentration, focus and awareness of constantly changing surroundings. Talking on a cell phone or listening to head phones can take your …  Read more …

Tire Failure Series: Blowouts

- February 14, 2014 by Jose Gutierrez, CSP (View all posts by Jose)
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The second type of tire failure is a blowout.  Tire blowouts occur when tire materials such as the rubber thread or the side wall fail due to over-inflation, neglect, incorrect repair, or excessive wear and age. If you are an …  Read more …

I do… but not at work.

- February 10, 2014 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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One of my clients recently asked me this safety question: Many people wear rings and barely notice they are on, especially wedding rings.  But, as a responsible employer, should I ask my employees to remove them?  Great question!  Here are some …  Read more …