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In our podcasts we give short but valuable overviews and insights into how contractors and safety managers can be even more effective in protecting their workers.

Posts by: Dan Clark



Snow Shoveling Heart Attacks – Update

Snow Shoveling Heart Attacks – Update

Snow shoveling heart attacks have caused 14 deaths this month, February, 2015, in Chicago alone. Hear why, and how to avoid them. We reported this danger at the start of winter, but it’s worth repeating. Snow shoveling is very hard on the heart. Clearing sidewalks and driveways can raise the pulse above

Dan Clark | February 10, 2015 | Podcast, Snow Shoveling | Safety



6 Jobsite Posture Tips

6 Jobsite Posture Tips

Every worker can benefit from these 6 jobsite posture tips. Learn how avoid stooping, squatting and twisting at the construction site or office. Hear what’s wrong with raising your arms above your head. Hear what’s wrong with conventional hand tools. Hear how poor posture and bad ergonomics can cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Dan Clark | February 3, 2015 | Podcast, Posture Tips | Safety, Workplace Safety


Trench And Excavation Hazards

Trench And Excavation Hazards

Trench and excavation hazards are higher than general construction. Cave-ins kill two workers every 30 days. Hear how to keep workers safe in your big digs. In this podcast, Dan Clark describes trenching protective systems, including sloping, benching, shoring, and shielding. You’ll also hear tips from safety official and excavation expert Dan Taillefer about the

Dan Clark | January 29, 2015 | Podcast, Trench and excavation | OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety




Itchy Fiberglass Ladders

Itchy Fiberglass Ladders

Fiberglass ladders can be damaged by sunlight, exposing itchy fibers. Eventually, it weakens the ladder, which will need to replaced. In this podcast, Dan Clark talks with ladder expert Dave Francis of Little Giant Ladder Systems. Dave explains the proper care and feeding of fiberglass ladders, and why UV damage can’t be

Dan Clark | January 20, 2015 | Fiberglass Ladders, Podcast | Safety, Workplace Safety


Hot Work By Storage Tanks

Hot Work By Storage Tanks

Hot work, such as welding, by storage tanks is obviously dangerous. But even tanks which are seemingly empty or contain normally non-flammable substances are risks for explosions. In this podcast, Dan Clark tells the story of how a storage container of just water and fish residue caused an explosion and worker death

Dan Clark | January 15, 2015 | Hot Work, Podcast | OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety