How to Assess and Improve Chemical Plant Safety: A guest post

In my home town, in a recent news story, we were told of a community protest against a chemical plant and its emissions. The local authorities moved quickly to at least temporarily close the plant. Little did they know that action would have repercussions beyond the local community. It turns out that the process being …

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A Lesson in Safety Learned from Acts of Terror: Revisited

I am reposting this post which was originally posted on September 12 2011. Since today is another anniversary of the terror attack on New York I wanted to republish it. The safety lesson I learned  is still as relevant. Perhaps through this lesson learned you too will be able to save a life someday. I …

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A February reminder…don’t I have to publish some OSHA form?

Well, I am a week late reminding you of this. But if you have not done this yet you need to do it NOW. The answer to that question is a resounding YES! At least if you have more than 10 employees and are not on the list of exempted industries. Post in a place …

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How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection: A Guest Post

Today’s guest post was written by Tom Reddon. Tom is a forklift specialist and blog manager for the National Forklift Exchange. He also sits on the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) Executive Dialogue team. Follow him on Twitter at @TomReddon Does the thought of an OSHA inspection send shivers down your spine? Is your company due …

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A Guest post on Office Safety: Overlooked Workplace Hazards and Their Solutions

Today’s post is one about the dangers of asbestos in the workplace. Many of us may think it is no longer an issue, but it, in reality, it is an everyday occurrence. This guest post was written to raise awareness, in light of global asbestos awareness in April. No employer wants to risk the health …

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Forty nine thousand reasons for supervisory training

Have  you ever heard the statement that “ignorance of the law is no excuse?” I heard that when I was younger as an admonition to not do something that was potentially illegal because even if you did not explicitly know it was illegal, you could still be found guilty. As I grew up and got …

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OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations Replayed

I attended a seminar last week where we talk about OSHA. The attorneys were clear that employers still need to be on the alert for violations. Although OSHA under the Trump administration does not yet have a leader, the agency is still on the job when it comes to keeping workers safe. This post was …

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Personally, I want my flight attendants to be safety conscious!

Like many of you, I realize that there are inherent risks in an airplane flying. As a result of these risks, if someone had pointed out a safety problem, I would appreciate a crew member being responsible enough to investigate the problem if it had been pointed out to them. That does not appear to …

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Reducing flu at work is a matter of business continuity

As I have been watching the news daily I hear reports of yet another death caused by the flu. It seems to have a very detrimental effect on students. However, even when it doesn’t cause a death, it can be debilitating to a workplace, especially a small business, where staffing is sparse and absolutely every …

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