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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.

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Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, trips and falls. Who would think they cause 15 percent of on-the-job deaths? Hear about prevention and OSHA’s proposed new walking-working surfaces rule. Good footwear, guardrails and housekeeping are just a few of the tips Dan Clark offers to avoid workers’ slips, trips and falls. Also featured are quotes from OSHA

Dan Clark | November 18, 2015 | Podcast, Slips Trips | Floor Marking, Organized Workplace, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Spill Cleanup, Workplace Safety


Continuous Improvement And Safety Without A Budget

Continuous Improvement And Safety Without A Budget

Owners and managers—the bosses—don’t often like change. Try “continuous improvement” to improve safety and efficiency. Start with no budget, in a small area to prove it and catch their attention. First, learn all you can about efficiency programs such as 5S, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and others. Their goal is to improve

Dan Clark | July 17, 2014 | Continuous Improvement, Podcast | Continuous Improvement, Facility Efficiency, Lean Manufacturing, Organized Workplace, Safety, Workplace Safety



Lean Safety

Lean Safety

Lean safety is the result of implementing “lean” methodology. Lean makes businesses less wasteful, more efficient and more profitable. An efficient workplace is a safer workplace. Simultaneous increases in efficiency and safety are seen at a Minnesota factory. The assembly line was dismantled and repositioned so workers did not have to physically

Dan Clark | July 7, 2014 | Lean Manufacturing, Lean Safety, Podcast | 5S, Facility Efficiency, Floor Marking, Lean Manufacturing, Organized Workplace, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety


Hazard Labels

Hazard Labels

Hazard labels give critical information. Labels are the glue that hold the whole safety system together. From manufacturing to office settings, proper labeling of hazards is important for employee safety, and fit well with 5S, Six Sigma and Lean systems. Hazard labels should be put on dangerous chemical containers to GHS standards,

Dan Clark | July 1, 2014 | GHS Labeling, Podcast, Signs and Labels | Equipment Labeling, Facility Marking, GHS, Hazcom, Labeling, Organized Workplace, Pipe marking, Safety, Workplace Safety


Color Coding For Safety

Color Coding For Safety

This is a surprise! OSHA does NOT have requirements for safety color coding in the workplace. But ANSI does. The American National Standards Institute suggests labeling areas with seven colors for safety or organizational categories. Use the same color scheme throughout your facility, using only a few colors. Consistency and simplicity make

Dan Clark | June 18, 2014 | Color Coding, Podcast, Safety Tape | ANSI, Facility Marking, Floor Marking, Labeling, Organized Workplace, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety


Safety Housekeeping

Safety Housekeeping

This is the story of tragedy that could have been avoided with better safety housekeeping. Here, we detail a fatal accident at a sugar refinery in Wyoming, and review of the OSHA citations. A Gemba walk by managers, or a safety inspection by employees, could have identified the easily-resolved problems. Safety housekeeping

Dan Clark | June 5, 2014 | OSHA inspection, Podcast, Safety Housekeeping | Facility Marking, Gemba, Labeling, Organized Workplace, OSHA, Safety, Safety Signs, Tool Organization, Workplace Safety