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An Earthquake At Work

< 1 min read 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 That old advice is now outdated.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 …

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The new, unsafe generation of workers

< 1 min read 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 …

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Safety Management System Improvements

< 1 min read 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, …

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Safety Recognition Programs That Work

< 1 min read 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 …

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OSHA Inspections: What To Expect

< 1 min read 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 …

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Do A Combustible Dust Test

< 1 min read 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 …

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High Noise Levels Cause Injuries

5 min read 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 …

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Ending Deadly Workplace Accidents

< 1 min read 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 …

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Are Workers Good Safety Observers?

8 min read 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 …

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The Safety Iceberg

< 1 min read 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 …

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The 5-Second Rule Is Real

< 1 min read Prof. Anthony Hilton – Aston University – Scientists Prove The Five-Second Food Rule Does Exist Details. Is it safe to eat food you dropped on the floor in the employee lunchroom? Prof. Anthony Hilton, head of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Aston University, Birmingham, England, reveals the results of his …

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Be A Safety Role Model

< 1 min read Krista Hoffmeister’s study of Safety Leadership Details. If company owners and managers set a good example, does on-the-job safety improve for workers? That question was posed by Krista Hoffmeister, a student at Colorado State University. Krista is part of a Safety Management Applied Research Team which surveyed workers, then published …

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Free Safety Resources

< 1 min read Dave Weber Offers Free Resources at SafetyAwakenings.com Details. Former OSHA inspector, Dave Weber, explains why he offers free safety resources at his website, SafetyAwakenings.com.

Dave says “My father and my uncle were both seriously hurt in on-the-job accidents…I get a lot of satisfaction from sharing information and resources with other folks …

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Scott Corriveau from Ansell

11 min read Scott Corriveau from Ansell discusses their new Worker Experience Innovation Details. In this podcast, President and GM of Ansell’s Global Industrial Business Unit joins us to talk abut their new Worker Experience Innovation program and what’s missing in the personal protective equipment world. Interview Transcript Brandon: Welcome to the Creative …

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10 Rules For Forklift Safety

< 1 min read Tony Ferraro, Continuous Improvement Blogger for Creative Safety Publishing Details Today, Brandon Nys from Creative Safety Publishing will be talking with Antonio Ferraro about about 10 Rules For Forklift Safety. Tony is one of our content writers/investigators, and he’s knowledgable about this critical area of safety in almost every facility. …

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