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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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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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NYC Crane Accidents – A Pattern? Maybe, but not what you think.

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Monday is the start of NYC’s annual Department of Buildings (DOB) Construction Safety Week. This year’s theme is Build Safe / Live Safe.  After last year’s great safety numbers – construction-related accidents and injuries declined for the second consecutive year; … Continue reading

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Risk Management: Fall Protection – You Never Fall Alone

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My next fall protection post was originally going to be an argument to propose a major change to Subpart R of the OSHA Construction Standard as it is currently written. But, on Friday morning March 30th, 2012, a construction worker … Continue reading

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Carbon monoxide – the silent killer

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Carbon monoxide (CO), the silent killer, doesn’t need to be one. CO is a colorless and odorless gas that kills because it is toxic to humans in concentrations over 100 ppm. That is less that 1/100th of 1%. And it … Continue reading

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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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