An OSHA inspector just showed up at your facility, what should you expect?While each inspection will be different based on the specific circumstances, you can expect them to follow their field handbook along with federal, state, and local regulatory guidelines. Upon arrival expect the inspector to have researched company history of incidents, and then they […]
Fire Safety in the Workplace
Almost every industrial, commercial, and general workplace has the potential to deal with A fire at any given point during operations. Luckily, most people have never had to experience a fire related incident, but if you have you know the long-lasting effects it can have on all aspects of a business. There are many ways […]
How long has your fall protection been in service?
Do you know how long your fall protection has been in service? You should know when the fall protection was made, but do you know how long it’s been used? I recommend that when you purchase fall protection you write on the tag the month and year that it was first put into service. With […]
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Reading the User Manual
What do you do with those booklets that come with tools, equipment, fall protection, PPE, and other various types of items? Throw it away? Don’t even give it a glance? Or if you do look at it, it might be after you have broken something or hurt yourself. This booklet is called the user manual. […]
Protecting Employees from Heat Stress
Heat Illness – Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. The most serious heat illness is heat stroke. Other heat illnesses, such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash, should also be avoided. There are precautions that can be taken any time temperatures are high and the job involves physical work. Risk Factors for […]
Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The National Safety Council has deemed April as Distracted Driving Awareness month. Most of us drive every day. It is easy to let our guard down and let bad habits settle in. Every year, distracted drivers are responsible for about 2.5 million car crashes. This blog is a quick guide to help maintain good habits […]