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The Safety Brief In our podcasts we give short but valuable overviews
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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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OSHA 10 Training

OSHA 10 Training

OSHA 10 training is a 10 hour course on standards for safety in the workplace. In this podcast, we give an overview of the program. OSHA 10 training courses are offered in four categories. They are specialized for General Industry, Construction, Marine, and Disaster Site. Employers often make OSHA 10 training as

Dan Clark | August 5, 2014 | OSHA 10, OSHA Training, Podcast | OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety



Fall Protection – Residential Construction

Fall Protection – Residential Construction

Fall protection is critical. Falls are the leading cause of death and injury in construction. In residential construction, risks can sometimes be underestimated because heights aren’t as great as in commercial construction. But short falls can be fatal. If a worker will be six feet or more above the next lower level,

Dan Clark | July 28, 2014 | Fall Protection, Podcast, slip and Fall | OSHA, PPE, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety


Game-Based Hazard Identification from OSHA

Game-Based Hazard Identification from OSHA

OSHA teaches hazard identification by engaging employees with their new, game-based Hazard Identification Training Tool. It makes hazard identification interactive. And it’s free. There are three game elements: OSHA visual inspection training. You investigate tools or structures to see if they’re safe. Manufacturing. As business owners or workers, you set budgets with

Dan Clark | July 22, 2014 | Hazard identification, Podcast | OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety



Safe Welding

Safe Welding

A fireproof workplace and personal protective equipment are critical for safe welding. Welding is a hot work process due to a gas flame, an electric arc, a laser, or other dangerous heat source. Employees must be properly protected from the high heat and arc flash produced in the welding process. Follow the rules in ANSI

Dan Clark | June 30, 2014 | Flame Resistant, Heat Related Injuries, Podcast, Welding Dangers | ANSI, Arc Flash, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Workplace Safety




Safety Hazard Reporting At Work 

Safety Hazard Reporting At Work 

It’s a myth! It’s a myth that employees are bad at hazard reporting. They are actually good safety observers. Having a diversity of watchful eyes—including regular workers—increases workplace safety. A safety observer program is critical in getting widespread employee involvement to reduce injuries. Company managers can start their own, or follow OSHA’s

Dan Clark | June 19, 2014 | Hazard Reporting, Podcast | OSHA, 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