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10 Best Safety Apps For Safety Pros

Paul Colangelo

11 min read Paul Colangelo, STS, CHST, CET; Nat’l Dir. of Compliance Programs at ClickSafety. Details. Paul Colangelo reviews the 10 best safety apps for general industry and construction. Paul chose low cost or free apps and those which work without an a connection to wifi or a cellular signal. He steered clear …

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OSHA Inspections – How To Prepare

Roy Kroker, Consultation Manager, OSHA, Oregon

16 min read Roy Kroker, Consultation Mgr., OSHA, Oregon Details. Did you know that a consultation by OSHA cannot trigger an OSHA inspection? Hear from Roy Kroker, Consultation Manager of OSHA, Oregon. Roy explains that the Consultation and Enforcement divisions operate independently. In this 26 minute interview, Dan Clark asks 16 questions of …

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Would Emergency Responders Be Safe in Your Facility?

4 min read When we think about emergency responders, we tend to assume they will arrive and take care of emergencies for us. We don’t often think about the safety of these police officers, firefighters and paramedics, though. If an emergency occurs at your business, these people will need to quickly enter your …

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Construction Sites Pose Hazards to the Public, Not Just Workers

5 min read Plummet, a new game for iPhones, requires players to navigate the path of a person who has just fallen down a deep construction hole. Users move the person by tilting their phones to the right or left and they try to accumulate as high a score as possible. So what does …

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Occupational Carcinogens

3 min read Some occupational cancer-causing agents such as asbestos are well known and well documented. Asbestos fibers in the air can get into the lungs and cause cancer even decades later. Many other carcinogens are present in workplaces too, though, which don’t have household names. According to the Institution of Occupational Safety …

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Provide Safe Walking Surfaces

4 min read Walking through the workplace may seem like a simple task that doesn’t require much attention. It’s often that type of thinking that leads to an environment where workers experience slips, trips and falls too frequently. According to OSHA, the majority of accidents in general industry are the result of slips, …

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How to Clean Contaminated Work Clothing

4 min read In many industrial and construction workplaces, contaminated clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) are an everyday occurrence. Dust, dirt and more hazardous contaminants such as lead and asbestos can cover workers, making their protective gear or clothing dangerous. Too often, employees carry these contaminants home on their clothing, getting the materials …

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Using a Staffing Agency? You Still Have Safety Responsibilities

4 min read It’s becoming more and more common for companies to employ temporary workers from staffing agencies, especially at large worksites. Companies decide to use staffing agencies for many reasons, sometimes because doing so is cost-effective or helps cover periods of higher production. One of the problems with this rising phenomenon is that …

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More HazCom Updates on the Horizon?

2 min read In 2012, OSHA updated its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Many of these changes have begun to impact employers, as businesses are required to train workers in how to read the new chemical labels and …

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PPE for Winter That’s Also Flame-Resistant

4 min read Yesterday, we took a look at flame-resistant (FR) clothing for the workplace. This clothing can protect workers against fires because it is either made from naturally flame-resistant materials or materials treated with flame-retardant chemicals. This discussion touched on the importance of finding FR clothing that isn’t too stiff or too …

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Flame-Resistant Clothing

3 min read Flame-resistant (FR) clothing is either made of materials that are naturally flame resistant (such as wool or cotton) or that are treated with a flame retardant. These materials, used to make shirts, pants, jackets and coveralls, protect people performing work around potential fire and electrical hazards. This type of personal protective …

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What Falls Under OSHA’s General Duty Clause?

4 min read You’ve probably heard of OSHA’s General Duty Clause, perhaps in the context of a company receiving a citation. For safety managers and business owners, hearing stories about OSHA using the General Duty Clause to issue citations might sound a bit intimidating because the clause itself is vague. OSHA’s General Duty …

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Lean Six Sigma Can Improve Environmental Performance

4 min read The term Lean Six Sigma, actually a combination of Lean and Six Sigma, is a methodology first implemented in the manufacturing sector that aims to continuously improve the workplace. These terms are fairly complex, but in a nutshell, Lean is concerned with reducing waste in the workplace by identifying anything …

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Trenching & Excavation Safety

4 min read Trenching and excavation accidents in the construction industry aren’t a new occurrence. Fatalities have happened for decades, in large part because of cave-ins. OSHA even began a National Emphasis Program for trenching and excavation safety in 1985 to reduce the number of serious accidents. Violations, serious injuries and fatalities related to …

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