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can be even more effective in protecting their workers.
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Wildfire Smoke Health Effects

Wildfire Smoke Health Effects

Wildfire smoke is a creeping health hazard in the western US. Hear how to breathe safely as the smoke moves from burning forests to populated areas. The forest fire season is upon us. The winds fanning the flames also carry the resulting blanket of smoke across entire states and regions. Listen for tips on how

Dan Clark | August 25, 2015 | Podcast, Wildfire Smoke | Fire Safety, PPE, Safety


Fall Protection – Wood Frame Tie-Offs OK

Fall Protection – Wood Frame Tie-Offs OK

Fall protection with personal fall arrest systems in residential construction is no longer a controversy. A new study says a PFAS anchored to wood is safe. Many construction companies have said that personal fall arrest systems aren’t feasible in residential work. New research proves them wrong. Safe tie-offs are possible with wood frame construction. Hear

Dan Clark | August 21, 2015 | Fall Protection, Podcast | PPE, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Traffic Deaths Spike For 2 Big Reasons

Traffic Deaths Spike For 2 Big Reasons

Traffic deaths have jumped by 14 percent from the same period in 2014. Injuries are up even more. We dig into the National Safety Council’s data on the causes. During the first six months of 2015, road fatalities have really increased in the US. Injuries skyrocketed by 30 percent in the same period. In this

Dan Clark | August 18, 2015 | Podcast, Traffic Deaths | Safety





Wind Energy Safety

Wind Energy Safety

Wind energy safety is a careful blend of fall protection, electrical hazard awareness and much more. Hear the best practices for working on wind turbines. Working 30 stories up can a challenge for a worker. Add in unpredictable weather, high voltages, fire hazards, and confined space. This dangerous combination is business-as-usual at

Dan Clark | July 30, 2015 | Podcast, Wind Energy Safety | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Fire Safety, Lockout Tagout, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Emergency Fire Shelters From NASA

Emergency Fire Shelters From NASA

Fire shelters for firefighters may soon withstand more heat, thanks to NASA. Testing is on now for fire shelters made with spaceship heat shield technology. Hear how two NASA engineers approached the US Forest Service about their research on protecting stuff reentering the atmosphere! Winds can shift. Forest fires and wildfires can

Dan Clark | July 28, 2015 | Fire Shelters, Podcast | Fire Safety, Safety