10 Best Safety Apps For Safety Pros

Paul Colangelo

12 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 of sponsored and vendor applications. Mr. Colangelo, STS, CHST, CET, is National Director of Compliance Programs at ClickSafety. He first presented his list of 10 …

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OSHA Inspections – How To Prepare

Roy Kroker, Consultation Manager, OSHA, Oregon

17 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 Roy on OSHA’s free consultative services, OSHA’s new hazard communication label standard, confined space, arc flash, and more. Roy describes how his staff can go …

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How To Spot Counterfeit Electrical

Brett Brenner

16 min read Brett Brenner, Electrical Safety Foundation Int’l Details. Counterfeit electrical products are a shock and fire hazard. Brett Brenner of ESFI, the Electrical Safety Foundation International, tells about fake wiring, breakers and switches. Building owners and electrical installers are often shocked to hear their new electrical installations include counterfeit components. Learn how to avoid these safety time-bombs. Dan Clark interviews Brett about electrical parts in the United States, and worldwide. Counterfeits are many times 50% of …

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NFPA 70E Standards 2015

2 min read Bill Burke, NFPA Div. Mgr of Electrical Engineering Details. Every three years, the NFPA publishes the NFPA 70E, The Standard For Electrical Safety In The Workplace, and the 2015 edition is out. Every building owner and safety manager should have a copy, says Bill Burke, Division Manager of Electrical Engineering at the NFPA.
In this podcast, Bill tells about the new edition’s major changes, and the philosophical shift since the last edition published in 2012. Mr. …

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Electrical Safety At Work

7 min read Jon Koppari, Specialist Instructor for OSHA Details. How can a safety manager, who is not an electrician, look for electrical dangers? Jon Koppari, Specialist Instructor for OSHA, answers that question and many more in this podcast. Jon is an OSHA certified trainer in construction safety, CPR/AED, NFPA 70E electrical issues and many more topics. In the private sector, Jon was a safety manager in industry.

He knows his stuff, and can answer the age-old question “Why …

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Chris Holcombe – No-Itch, Flame-Resistant Clothes

< 1 min read Bulwark FR develops comfortable, flame-resistant workwear Details. Chris Holcombe VP, GM of Bulwark FR, describes their breakthrough in flame-resistant clothing. Clothing that is NOT hot, heavy, stiff or itchy. With their partner Milliken & Company, Bulwark is creating light and breathable clothes which give protection from flash fires and arc flash. It’s a polyester molecule at the center of their discovery. Unlike previous polyesters so sensitive to heat, this molecule resists heat, but retains its …

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NFPA 70E Changes Update

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4 min read Last year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the 2012 edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace® which was full of revisions and updates from previous versions. Unfortunately, several organizations are still struggling with the NFPA 70E revisions. Now that the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act have adopted most of NFPA 70E as law, the lack of implementation is going to cost more than just the health and safety of …

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