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The Safety Brief 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.
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.

Latest Podcasts

Asbestos Dangers

Asbestos Dangers

Asbestos dangers are still here, even though the building material was banned, or mostly banned, over three decades ago. Hear this podcast for the hazards and solutions. Asbestos was used in many construction materials up to 1981. It was banned for common usage due to health issues such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and

Dan Clark | January 12, 2015 | Asbestos Dangers, Podcast | Safety, Workplace Safety


Lead Hazards

Lead Hazards

Lead hazards are still here, even though leaded paint and gasoline were phased out years ago. Listen for current lead hazards, and how to avoid them. In this podcast, Dan Clark tells of the lead hazards in many jobs, including battery manufacturing, old building demolition, radiator work, and even at shooting ranges.

Dan Clark | December 30, 2014 | Lead Hazards, Podcast | Safety, Workplace Safety


Cold Stress

Cold Stress

Cold stress sneaks up on workers and puts them at risk. Hear about the four main cold stresses in this podcast. Exposure to the cold can bring on frostbite, chilblains, trench foot and hypothermia. Dan Clark gives the symptoms and treatment for all four of these cold stresses. Dan also gives tips

Dan Clark | December 24, 2014 | Cold Stress, Podcast | Safety, Workplace Safety


Workplace Holiday Fires

Workplace Holiday Fires

Workplace holiday fires can happen in an instant. Be careful with electricity, heat sources and flammables with workplace decorations inside and outside. Electrical hazards abound, especially with those funky, ten-year-old light strings in the company storage room. In this podcast, Dan Clark tells of other tips to avoid shock and fire. Heat

Dan Clark | December 18, 2014 | Holiday Fires, Podcast | Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Safety


Snow Shoveling Heart Attacks

Snow Shoveling Heart Attacks

Snow shoveling heart attacks happen in young and old, fat and skinny. Hear why this sudden cardiac arrest occurs, and how to avoid it. Snow shoveling causes a rapid increase in heart rate, beyond the safe range of healthy people, let alone the average couch potato. Coupled with constricted blood vessels due

Dan Clark | December 16, 2014 | Podcast, Snow Shoveling | Safety


OSHA Finally Embraces GHS

OSHA Finally Embraces GHS

The deadline for OSHA’s new HazCom labeling standards, based on GHS, is June 1st, 2015. Are you compliant? OSHA has new requirements for labeling chemicals. In this podcast, HazCom industry expert Chuck Paulausky details these new standards, based on the Globally Harmonized System, GHS. Most manufacturers already comply with the new labeling

Dan Clark | December 12, 2014 | GHS Labeling, HazCom Labeling, Podcast | Facility Marking, GHS, Hazcom, Labeling, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Lone Worker Safety Monitoring

Lone Worker Safety Monitoring

Lone worker safety monitoring is important. Without it, workers on the job—alone—face dangers without help in sight. Employees are often isolated from other people in many jobs. Security guards, maintenance people and overnight convenience store clerks can go for hours without contact. Modern technology allows monitoring of these solo workers, and Dan

Dan Clark | December 9, 2014 | Lone Worker, Podcast | Safety, Workplace Safety


Workplace Safety Myths Debunked

Workplace Safety Myths Debunked

Workplace safety myths are hazardous hogwash. We debunk four common myths about safety. Listen to stay safe! Folklore that “accidents happen” has been proven wrong. But are people naturally accident prone? In this podcast, Dan Clark delves into these topics, and the half-truths about PPE keeping everyone safe. Is it okay to

Dan Clark | December 4, 2014 | Podcast, Safety Myths | PPE, Safety, Workplace Safety