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Blogs about safety items and issues

Risk Management: Should First Line Supervisors Conduct Accident Investigations?

Its Saturday night of a three day weekend (the kind where people go away), an accident happens and someone was hurt.  Who are you going to get to investigate?  If the person is seriously injured, who are you going to … Continue reading

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Fall Protection: Whoops I Fell And I Wasn’t Tied Off

I know that I promised a blog post on accident investigation, but I have not finished it yet.  Mental block. I want to start this post with a rhetorical question – If you fall in an accident, what is the … Continue reading

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Accidents Happen: You Shouldn’t Have To Be There When It Does

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A friend of mine had an accident happen in his store yesterday. A patron got a cut on one of the seats in the store and the parent reported it to the store employees. My friend, the owner was at … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Fall Protection – Whoops, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

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Joe is a laborer sweeping and cleaning up on the fifteenth floor of a new building under construction.  He is wearing a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) harness and is tied off to the cable the super told him to.  … Continue reading

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Water, Rest, and Shade – Precautions for Working during Heat Advisories

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Today in NYC, NOAA National Weather Service posted another heat advisory.  A heat advisory is issued when the combination of temperature and humidity exceeds or is predicted to exceed 105° F for more than two days. Hot weather will affect … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock – What To Do When OSHA Shows Up

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When OSHA shows up at your facility or worksite, it can be a very daunting experience.  But, it should not be a frightening experience.  The question is “what do you do?”  Obviously denying OSHA entrance is not the wisest choice.  … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Fall Protection – What do you do about repeat offenders?

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This week’s blog post continues an ongoing discussion of the risk management issue of fall protection.  This time we look at the issue of repeat offenders to violating fall protection rules and from a risk managment point of view there … Continue reading

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