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The Safety Brief 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.
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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Falling Object Risks

Falling Object Risks

Falling object hazards can be hidden in plain sight. They’re a threat in many businesses, not just warehouses or construction. In this Safety Brief, we detail three risk reduction steps to help eliminate injury from falling objects. #1. Operations assessment. Do a general inspection of your facility

. #2. Review departments, people and

Dan Clark | June 20, 2014 | Falling Objects, Podcast | PPE, 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



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



CPR & AED Trained Workers

CPR & AED Trained Workers

People will be safer at work, and companies could have lower insurance premiums if employees know CPR & AED operation. Training is recommended for at least some workers, across all shifts and departments. CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is performed on someone whose heart has stopped. 100 chest compressions per minute, about the tempo

Dan Clark | June 12, 2014 | AED, CPR, Podcast | 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