Tag Archives: general safety

Never Give Up: Failure Is Not An Option

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Yesterday, the New York Giants capped off an unbelievable season by beating the New England Patriots in Superbowl LXVI. The game reflected the season: a strong start, losing the lead despite playing well and comeback at the end to win. … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Fall Protection – One Size Does Not Fit All

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This blog post is about fall protection, risk management, and fall hazards.  Although motor vehicle accidents kill the most workers in the US, falls are the number one killer on construction sites.  There are many reasons that this may occur: First, construction … Continue reading

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Deadlines and Expiration Dates

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Most people don’t think about checking for deadlines in January, but there is an oft overlooked deadline looming. The OSHA 300A Summary Log deadline – February 1st – is rapidly approaching. The fine for failing to post the log is … Continue reading

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A New Years Resolution: Stop the Conspiracy of Silence

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It is the time of the year where we start to think about New Year’s resolutions. We reflect on the past year and what we want to change. Every year many of us make resolutions about our health, our finances, … Continue reading

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Public Safety – Protecting the Public (Part I)

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This blog post is about public safety or protecting the public.  Most contractors know that some of their biggest liability losses come from someone in the public being hurt.  It’s easy to blame contractors.  They have big pockets and they’re … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Trenches and Excavation Safety

This blog post is about trenching and excavation safety and OSHA compliance.  I pose a question to the construction industry, in particular, and to safety and risk management professionals, in general – “Why can’t we police safety in our industry rather … Continue reading

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Holistic Safety: Working the Plan

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I’ll always remember the words of Bill M., one of my early mentors, nearly twenty five years ago:  “Plan the work and work the plan.”  For Bill, planning was everything.  Planning included the work process, work steps and resources – … Continue reading

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