An Earthquake At Work

Melinda Davis of The American Red Cross Details: What if a seismic event happens in the workplace? Hear how managers and workers should get ready for tremors. Melinda Davis of The American Red Cross explains that standing in doorways is not safe! That old advice is now outdated. Melinda and The American Red Cross urge

The new, unsafe generation of workers

Elaine Cullen, Prima Consulting Services Details: New workers, those born between 1982 and 2002, are sorely lacking in basic skills. They are deficient in science, math, use of hand tools and more, causing them to be a safety risk for themselves and others. Elaine Cullen, of Prima Consulting Services, contributed to the recent survey by

Safety Management System Improvements

Maureen Johnson, CSP, Integrated Health Services Program Manager for IBM. Details: Hear about Safety Management Systems from Maureen Johnson, Integrated Health Services Program Manager for IBM. Maureen explains the progress made in keeping workers safe. She urges companies large and small to have some kind of SMS, such as OSHA’s VPP, Sharp, I2P2, ANSI Z10, or OHSAS

Safety Recognition Programs That Work

Steve Geigle of OSHAcademy Safety & Health Training Details: Find out why most safety recognition programs fail. Steve Geigle, an OSHA trainer for 16 years, gives tips how to build a successful program that tracks leading indicators (near misses), not lagging indicators (accidents and injuries). He offers the 15 S’s you need to implement your

OSHA Inspections: What To Expect

Gary Beck, Enforcement Manager of OSHA, Oregon Details: What can safety managers expect during inspections? An OSHA Enforcement Manager answers 18 inspection questions, separating fact from fiction. Dan Clark interviews Gary Beck, Enforcement Manager of OSHA, Oregon on how to prepare for inspections. Mr. Beck explains that you shouldn’t be nervous. OSHA is just there

Do A Combustible Dust Test

Preventing Fatal Accidents at Work Details: Fine metal or organic particles can burst into flames. Dust explosions can happen in a confined space without notice. Hear dust and flammability expert Dr. Ashok Dastidar discuss a Go/No-Go test, and how to collect a sample of dust in your facility. Dr. Dastidar warns that dust which comes

High Noise Levels Cause Injuries

Loud workplaces are unsafe Details: If you have to shout to be heard by a coworker, even though they’re right next to you, you’re at a higher risk for on-the-job injuries. Prof. Tony Leroux of the University of Montréal tells about his group’s recent study on hearing loss related to work-related injuries. This new study

Ending Deadly Workplace Accidents

Preventing Fatal Accidents at Work Details: In the United States, 4000 to 4500 people die in the workplace every year. Predictive Solutions’ primary goal is to end deadly workplace accidents by the end of this century. Their General Manager, Griffin Schultz, explains to Dan Clark how this can become a reality. In this podcast, Mr.

Are Workers Good Safety Observers?

Can you count on regular employees to monitor safety? Details: Can you count on regular employees to monitor safety? Cary Usrey of Predictive Solutions gives his opinion, and the research to back it up. Cary started his career in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Program. Cary graduated with his Associate’s Degree in Occupational Safety and

The Safety Iceberg

The Safety Iceberg…and the Cultural Iceberg Details: Just 10% of workplace safety issues are obvious. Rosa Carrillo suggests that 90% lurk below the waterline due to cultural lack of awareness. She discusses this safety iceberg with host Dan Clark in this podcast. Ms. Carrillo is a safety consultant, speaker, author and MSOD. She is a