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, I2P2, ANSI Z10, or OHSAS 18001. Maureen also encourages participation in industry organizations ASSE, NFPA, NETS, and others. Interview Transcript (:00) Brandon Nys: Welcome to …

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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 you need to implement your own program. Steve now owns OSHAcademy Safety & Health Training, with online training. Scoll down for a link to his …

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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 warns that dust which comes from something that isn’t normally flammable can actually explode. For example, a steel rod may not burn. But, if you …

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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 work-related injuries. This new study says if you already have noise-induced hearing loss, injury risk is substantially greater. Dan Clark interviews Prof. Leroux who also …

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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 reality. In this podcast, Mr. Schultz describes how safety representatives, managers, executives and frontline workers walk around their plant or jobsite and record traditional safety …

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Are Workers Good Safety Observers?

9 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 Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado, is a member of the Central FL chapter of the ASSE, and …

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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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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 and MSOD. She is a bilingual expert in Transformational Leadership for environment, and safety and health. Rosa is especially experienced in high-hazard industries, and excels …

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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 the results called The Differential Effects Of Transformational Leadership Facets On Employee Safety. In this podcast, Ms. Hoffmeister tells host Brandon Nys about their findings: …

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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 microbiology study. Prof. Hilton’s students tested microbial survival on indoor flooring surfaces, and found it is safe to eat food dropped on a floor which …

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