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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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Change: Good or Bad?

Those of you who have visited this blog site may have noticed a recent change.  The original site name was Homeland Safety but has since been changed.  In November 2012, Homeland Safety ceased to exist, and I found myself without … Continue reading

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Risky Business – Playing With Fire Protection

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It’s October and once again it’s Fire Prevention Month.  So this year, I will try to compose a few posts that will look at fire prevention and fire protection from a risk management point of view.  In this post I … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month – Are You Ready to Shelter in Place?

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September is National Preparedness Month.  As the American Red Cross (ARC) asks us to prepare family emergency disaster plans, I ask you “what do you know about the Emergency Action Plan at work?”  The ARC motto for family emergency plans … 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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