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Tom Keel

Tom Keel

Senior Risk Management Consultant

Tom joined the ICW Group in 2007 and services Northern California. He specializes in construction, general industry, ergonomics, hospitality, retail, life safety, job safety analysis, and work flow process.

Posts by Tom...

Hiring in a Tight Market

June 11, 2019 by Tom Keel Comments off

There are a couple of truisms that I’ve found about economic recessions and boom times, particularly in California’s Greater Bay Area aka “Silicon Valley.” First, there’s a silver lining during recessions (less traffic and shorter commute times). Second, boom times …  Read more …

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure for Plumbers

July 16, 2018 by Tom Keel No comments

WHAT ARE  BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS? Bloodborne pathogens are microorganisms in blood, bodily fluids and feces that can cause serious diseases in humans. The most common bloodborne pathogens to which plumbers are exposed to are hepatitis B, hepatitis C and the Human …  Read more …

The Loophole In Driving Records

January 5, 2017 by Tom Keel No comments

With Sunday football gatherings underway and the big game only weeks away, your employees will be at a higher risk of driving while under the influence of alcohol as they commute to and from various events.  Sure, you remind your …  Read more …

Techniques in Trainings – Eye Saving Blindness Drill

September 7, 2016 by Tom Keel No comments

When seconds mean the difference between blindness and normal vision, it can be permanently disastrous when an employee wastes time scrambling around in a darkened panic for the eyewash station. The best way to avoid this is to ensure your …  Read more …

Techniques in Trainings: Making Your Hand Safety Training Stick Out Like a Sore Thumb

January 19, 2016 by Tom Keel No comments

Nothing paints a clearer picture than walking a mile in someone else’s shoes. This is especially true when showing employees the downfalls of not following safety procedures. For this “Techniques in Trainings” post, I’ll be sharing an eye opening tactic …  Read more …

He was just careless.

April 4, 2014 by Tom Keel No comments

Many years ago when I first began my career in the environmental health and safety field, I had inserted the word “careless” as a cause of an accident that I had investigated.  That proved to be one of the most …  Read more …