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Heat Safety App Updated

Heat Safety App Updated

Heat safety is easier with OSHA’s updated smartphone app in your pocket. Their Heat Safety Tool calculates the current heat index—how hot it feels—on your phone. Free. Local temperature and humidity greatly affect workers. High temperatures and humidity can make the air feel much hotter than it actually is. Often, a worker’s

Dan Clark | May 27, 2015 | Heat Safety, Podcast | OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety



Fall Prevention: Safety Stand-Down

Fall Prevention: Safety Stand-Down

Fall prevention is up to the employer. Hear OSHA’s Matt McNicholas and NIOSH’s Dr. Christine Branche talk about the National Fall Safety Stand-Down. Protecting construction employees from falls is job 1. Contractors and companies are required to provide equipment, training, and enforce the rules. The 2nd annual National Fall Safety Stand Down,

Dan Clark | May 12, 2015 | Fall Prevention, Podcast | OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety


New Rule On Confined Spaces In Construction

New Rule On Confined Spaces In Construction

OSHA issued a confined spaces in construction rule. It’s about time. After noodling with it for over 20 years, the new standard goes into effect on Aug. 3, 2015. The confined spaces rule for general industry, initiated in 1994, never fully protected construction workers. OSHA finally catches up. Hear about the five things contractors must

Dan Clark | May 5, 2015 | Confined Spaces in Construction, Podcast | OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Finally! Compare OSHA Standards State To State

Finally! Compare OSHA Standards State To State

OSHA standards vary state to state. For the first time, a database accurately compares state and federal OSHA laws and regulations. On a website. For free. In additional to federal OSHA standards, 25 states have their own OSHA laws and regulations. This complicates compliance. In this podcast, hear how two non-government entities

Dan Clark | May 1, 2015 | OSHA Standards, Podcast | Mining Safety, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day 2015 should be observed by focusing on workplace illnesses caused by hazardous chemicals. Listen for the reasons. Employers need to take the safety bull by the horns, especially with chemical safety. This Workers’ Memorial Day, honoring people killed or injured on the job, companies are asked to go beyond

Dan Clark | April 28, 2015 | Podcast, Workers' Memorial Day | OSHA, 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