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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.

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Chemical Hazards And Emergency Planning

Chemical Hazards And Emergency Planning

Chemical hazards can lurk, unseen. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) says we should learn from the West Fertilizer Company explosion in Texas. Listen for their study results. The CSB recently released its investigation findings into the 2013 explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in Texas. In this podcast, Dan Clark describes

Dan Clark | February 23, 2016 | Chemical Hazards, Podcast | Fire Safety, NFPA, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Safety Signs You Need In The Workplace

Safety Signs You Need In The Workplace

Safety signs help companies be OSHA compliant based on ANSI Z535 safety sign and tag standards. Hear about four categories of workplace safety signs. OSHA adopted sign standards from American National Standards Institute, ANSI. OSHA also incorporates sign requirements from the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA. In this three minute podcast, Dan

Dan Clark | February 16, 2016 | Podcast, Safety Signs | ANSI, Facility Marking, Fire Safety, Labeling, NFPA, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety




7 HazCom Label Questions For OSHA

7 HazCom Label Questions For OSHA

Hazcom label rules are confusing. Get chemical labeling answers direct from OSHA on their Hazard Communication Standard, HCS, implemented June 1st. Hear important information about pictograms, labeling bulk shipping containers, refillable containers, secondary containers and more. In this podcast, we bring you highlights about HazCom labeling from a webcast presented by the

Dan Clark | September 10, 2015 | HazCom Label, Podcast | Facility Marking, GHS, Hazcom, Labeling, NFPA, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


4 Steps to Flammable Liquids Safety

4 Steps to Flammable Liquids Safety

Flammable liquids safety can change quickly when workplace temperatures rise. Listen for four ways to avoid flashpoint fires and explosions. Find out the difference between flammable and inflammable. Hear about volatile liquid chemicals, and how their vapors can ignite at a certain flashpoint. In this podcast, Dan Clark warns of four major

Dan Clark | April 21, 2015 | Flammable Liquids, Podcast | Facility Marking, Fire Safety, GHS, Hazcom, Labeling, NFPA, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety



Turkey Fryer Fires

Turkey Fryer Fires

Turkey fryer fires happen more than you might think. Listen to the story of contractors who nearly burned down the house they were building. You’ll hear why the NFPA and fire departments say you shouldn’t use a turkey fryer. In this podcast, Dan Clark interviews concrete contractor Tim Schmerber in Oregon about

Dan Clark | November 24, 2014 | Podcast, Turkey Fryer | Fire Safety, NFPA, Safety


Big Changes In NFPA 70E For 2015

Big Changes In NFPA 70E For 2015

The NFPA 70E changes for 2015 are substantial. Business owners and safety managers—not just electricians—need to be aware. Hear from the NFPA’s Bill Burke in this podcast. Bill explains the philosophical shift since the 2012 Standard For Electrical Safety In The Workplace. The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E is in effect now.

Dan Clark | October 9, 2014 | NFPA 70E 2015, Podcast, Risk Assessment | Arc Flash, Electrical Safety, Equipment Labeling, Facility Marking, Labeling, NFPA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire extinguisher operation is not as easy as point-and-shoot. We explain the types of fires, the types of extinguishers, and how to use them. What’s burning? Is the source wood, gasoline, or electrical? What’s inside the fire extinguisher makes a difference. In this podcast, Dan describes the types of fires, and the various types of

Dan Clark | October 7, 2014 | Fire Extinguisher, Podcast | Fire Safety, NFPA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety