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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Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down – Pt 2

12 min read Matt McNicholas, OSHA Safety And Health Specialist Details. Fall prevention. Employers have a huge obligation to prevent injuries and deaths. Matt McNicholas, CSP, of OSHA, details the second annual Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down, designed to create fall awareness. The nationwide event is May 4-15, 2015. In this podcast, Matt describes the three main responsibilities of an employer: Planning ahead to get the job done safely; providing the right equipment; training the exposed employees on how …

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Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down – Pt 1

8 min read Dr. Christine Branche of NIOSH Details. Fall prevention. That’s the reason for the Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down. NIOSH’s Dr. Christine Branche describes 2015’s two week event, May 4-15. Employers should stop work at construction sites to explain fall prevention policies with workers. In this interview, Dr. Branche details the awful statistics on injury and death due to workplace falls in the United States. She also describes the Stand-Down history, and the cooperation between government agencies …

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New HazCom Labeling Standards

14 min read Chuck Paulausky of CP Safety & Environmental Details. New hazard communication labeling standards kick in June 1, 2015. Listen to make sure you’re ready as Dan Clark interviews Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, of CP Safety & Environmental. Chuck is an expert on HazCom labeling, and tells of OSHA’s new standards. He compares the new requirements to GHS, NFPA and HMIS labeling. Chuck is an industry consultant offering EPA & OSHA compliance support from Chandler, Arizona. Interview …

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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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Ladder Safety – 10 Questions

2 min read Dave Francis, National Safety Director of Little Giant Ladder Systems Details. The big battle in ladder safety is “3 points of contact” vs. “3 points of control.” Listen to ladder expert Dave Francis discuss this “3 points” debate. Dave answers 10 questions on fall protection vs. fall prevention, fiberglass ladders destroyed by the sun, and more. Dave describes “grandpa’s ladder,” and how it should be avoided in many instances. Dave says almost all ladder accidents …

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An Earthquake At Work

2 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 The American Red Cross urge companies to have evacuation drills and fire drills. Personal emergency supplies kits are wise to have in your vehicle 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 to the recent survey by The National Academies of Science, and talks about of the results in this podcast. A career safety expert, Elaine explains …

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