5 Safety Goals For The New Year

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2 min read Safety goals in the workplace can be implemented or refined at year’s end to ensure a safe start to the new year. Hear about five targets of safety growth. Dan Clark says reviewing the current year and looking ahead to expected regulations are a couple ways to reach your safety goals. Communication, eliminating distractions and practicing for emergencies also increase the safety odds at work. Finally, Dan reminds safety managers and owners to have reasonable, …

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Earthquake Kit Sales Skyrocket

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4 min read Earthquake kit sales are up after a published earthquake warning. Employers can plan ahead with kits and employee drills in case disaster strikes at work. An article in The New Yorker about an earthquake risk off the coast of Washington and Oregon has motivated many to buy an earthquake kit. However, no matter the location, a company would be wise to be prepared for an earthquake or other emergency. In this podcast, Dan Clark features …

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Earthquake At Work

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3 min read Earthquake at work? If a tremor happens, there’s a good chance it will hit when employees are on the job. Learn how to stay safe at work in this podcast. Think about it. Workers don’t have a pantry full of food at their workplace. Local transportation may be at a standstill, so workers could be stuck at the facility. Employers need to provide emergency food, water and other supplies in case of an earthquake at …

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Exit Routes At Work

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3 min read Exit route violations are very common in OSHA inspections. Make access to unobstructed, well marked workplace exit routes a priority. We detail the finer points of exit routes in this podcast. We discuss the three parts to an exit route: exit access, the exit itself, and exit discharge. Hear about OSHA’s requirements for adequate lighting, visual signage, certain height and width dimensions and much more for good safety housekeeping. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and effects …

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Mine Safety

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3 min read Mining companies and miners must always be involved with mine safety. The past few generations of miners have had many safety improvements, but more are needed. Companies and miners should prevent cave-ins with proper ground control, including pillar design, roof supports and horizontal stress supports. Confined space fire and explosions can be minimized by keeping flammables isolated and labeled. Fire suppression systems and well-labeled evacuation routes are critical. Electrical mine safety can prevent fires and …

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