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Ladder Safety At Work

Ladder Safety At Work

They are so familiar, workers ignore ladder safety. Misuse accounts for tens of thousands of at-work accidents, and 100 deaths or more annually in the U.S. Here we review the two types of ladders, freestanding and self-supporting, and how employees can be safe using each. Even though staffers may balk at ladder

Dan Clark | June 16, 2014 | Ladder Safety, Podcast | OSHA, Safety, 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


Facility Safety – 10 FAQs

Facility Safety – 10 FAQs

Dan has compiled the 10 most common signage and labeling questions asked about keeping workers safe and avoiding fines. These questions are from a wide range of industries. The answers are a good starting resource for any professional concerned about facility safety. The size of signs. The colors of signs. OSHA compliance.

Dan Clark | June 4, 2014 | Podcast, Safety Labels | Facility Marking, Labeling, NFPA, OSHA, Regulations & Compliance, Safety, Safety Signs, Workplace Safety



Universal Safety Standards

Universal Safety Standards

Will universal safety standards cause more problems than they solve? Implementing rules across cultures and languages will have benefits, but also potential issues. GHS, the Globally Harmonized System of labeling hazardous chemicals is one example of standardized visual warnings being adopted worldwide. The United Nations began planning the program in 1992, and

Dan Clark | May 29, 2014 | GHS, Podcast, Universal Safety Standards | Facility Marking, GHS, Hazcom, Labeling, OSHA, Safety, Workplace Safety


Foot Protection

Foot Protection

Helmets, ear protection, eye protection are all important. However, safety managers must ensure foot protection is a priority too. The foot is susceptible to many dangers at a jobsite. OHSA warns of punctures, crushing, sprains, slips, trips and falls. Feet can also be injured from electrocution, chemical burns and frostbite. Shoes or

Dan Clark | May 28, 2014 | Falling Objects, Podcast | OSHA, PPE, Safety, Spill Cleanup, Workplace Safety