Archived 2013 - Safety E-Quick Tips
- Another Year Coming to an End...
Another year coming to an end and it seems like the older I get the faster they go.
- We Should Never Let a Bad Day Get Us So Frustrated
Have you ever had one of those days where no matter what you do the day goes from bad to worse?
- Check with a Company Familiar with Safety Requirements
Over the years I have received calls from both clients and potential clients telling me that they have been contacted by another safety company and were being told that if they did not buy a certain safety product or service, they would be cited by some regulatory or inspection agency.
- Help Keep Your Employees Safe While Driving This Holiday Season
Well, there is no question the holidays are upon us.
- Work Safe This Week
. . .each one ends with "Thanks for Reading and Please - Work Safe This Week!".
- No One Went Home Early That Holiday
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it is truly the beginning of the Holiday Season.
- The Perfect Safety Meeting
Today I'd like to talk a little about the "Safety Meeting".
- We Still Have A Long Way To Go
As a Safety Consultant for 20 years and a contractor for 19, I can say that it's clear to see. . .
- OSHA's New Globally Harmonized System
In the past few months we've been getting more calls asking about the Globally Harmonized System, OSHA's revision to the Hazard Communication Standard.
- Much More Than Just Meeting OSHA Requirements
When it comes to developing, implementing and maintaining a company safety program you would think that, with all of the information available on the Internet, support available through safety consultants and associations, and all the safety training available both online and off, it would be pretty easy.
- What's Wrong With This Picture. . .
Have you ever walked into a facility where a sign posted read "Eye Protection Required Beyond This Point"
- So If You Get a Chance...
As many of you know and may even have seen, we at US Compliance Systems have been doing a lot more to show a presence in social media.
- So Why Not Try What I'm Doing...
...around this time of year I often find myself beginning to look forward to what our company will accomplish in the upcoming year...
- What Choice Will You Make This Week?
Seeing that reminded me of some of the companies I've represented over the years with OSHA - especially the ones that resulted in a fatality.
- What Was He Thinking?
Another summer has come to an end and as always it went by way too fast.
- How To Put Together A Site Specific Safety Program
As safety consultants, we are contacted by our clients every day looking for ways to meet the ever changing employee safety and OSHA compliance requirements.
- It's Not Easy. . .
This past week I was asked to look over someone's safety program to see if we could help because upper management felt it was a bit too complicated.
- It's Time . . .
Another summer draws to an end and, as usual, I find myself wondering where it went.
- One Of The Biggest Concerns I Hear
One of the biggest concerns I hear about from employers is the cost associated with implementing and maintaining a safety program that complies with OSHA regulations.
- Ask For Proof
Last week I received a call from one of our clients asking if the person providing training for forklifts had to be certified.
- This Was One of Those Questions That Made Me Think a Little
Today I'd like to talk about a question that was asked in the LinkedIn OSHA Discussion & Support Group that I am a part of.
- What have we Learned Today?
For those of you who know. . .I'm not one of those people who uses his computer or his cell phone for social interaction.
- Who do I Think Should Be Managing Employee Safety. . .
A client was telling me a little about his company and when we started to talk about how they were handling safety,
- Both the Employer and the Employee Have a Responsibility
Today I thought I might talk about the employer's and the employee's responsibility when it comes to safety.
- Not Another Blog. . .
In last week's Safety E-QuickTip you may recall I mentioned that we have started a new blog.
- By The Way Did You Get the Answer to the Question Correct?
Although I know statistics can be boring, I thought we should take a look at some Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
- I Find Myself Right Alongside Supporting Their Effort
From June 24th through July 3rd a few of our clients will be participating in the "Falls in Construction" Stand-Down event.
- I Had an Experience That Doesn't Happen Very Often
. . .OSHA withdrew a citation they had issued to one of our clients. And that is something worth talking about.
- Despite Even Our Own Best Efforts
With more than 20 years as a safety consultant and another 17 as a contractor, I've seen and heard about a lot of workplace accidents.
- How Does Your Company's Management View Employee Safety
I was with a client last week that has seen their workers comp rate increase by 1300% due to employee accidents!
- You Can Beat the Summer Heat
. . .they were going to be experiencing warmer temperatures in the next few days than they had seen since last year.
- Although You May Have Gotten a Good Laugh
The other day we were reviewing a sign in sheet for one of our client's weekly safety meetings and we noticed that Fred Flintstone was in attendance.
- Within No More Than 3-4 Minutes From the Workplace
Over the past year I've seen a significant increase in the amount of clients calling in and asking about a Bloodborne Pathogens program.
- Different Ways You Can Use a JHA and Its Value
Last week we reviewed what should be included in a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA). . .
- What Should Be Included In a JHA
As you may have noticed, everyone is putting more emphasis today on employee safety and OSHA compliance.
- Did You Know - Federal OSHA Does Not . . .
I've received a lot of calls this year from employers asking about 10 and 30 hour OSHA training,
- Do I Have To Comply
Many are asking "do I have to comply with their requirements?"
- The Hazard was Created by Another Company
This week I was talking with a potential client about our online safety programs and a question came up that I've been hearing more and more.
- Make The Choice This Week . . .
This week, instead of looking at the consequences of poor choices, let's look at how good choices can help ensure employees go home at the end of the day
- A Poor Choice On Your Part Today
I've always understood that the choices me make today in our lives will have an effect on our lives tomorrow.
- I Know What You're Thinking
It seems like we were just celebrating the holidays and in the blink of an eye we are nearing the end of the first quarter of 2013.
- Close Only Counts In Horseshoes
For more than 20 years now I've been helping employers provide their employees a safe workplace free of recognizable hazards, while helping them to meet OSHA requirements.
- PPE In A Particular Situation Applies To. . .
When it comes to PPE (Personnel Protective Equipment), I hear countless stories from employers telling me that they provide the required PPE to their employees but they don't wear it. So what should they do?
- Did You Know - OSHA Covers Private Sector Employees, Excluding...
Well, the calls regarding OSHA are beginning to pick up for the year.
- New Employee Orientation
This past week I received 2 calls from different clients asking about training, specifically for new hires.
- If OSHA Arrives at Your Workplace
When an OSHA compliance officer arrives at your workplace, he/she has a distinct advantage.
To one of our readers (and maybe more), the message that I was trying to convey last week was misunderstood.
- So Today Let's Talk About the Upside of. . .
Last year on Super Bowl Sunday I was writing my newsletter for Monday. Then during half-time I saw. . .
- We Appreciate Your Business But. . .
As safety consultants we appreciate every order for safety programs that our clients have made over the years.
- But What If. . .
The basic concept behind a good safety program and overall safety effort is simple:
- Who Needs to Complete OSHA 300 Log
Rarely does a week go by that we don't receive at least 1 call with a question about the OSHA 300 Log
- It Provides Real Protection Against Hazards in the Workplace
We are down to the fourth and final element of Real OSHA Compliance and Employee Safety.
- Workplace Safety Inspections Accomplish Multiple Goals
In our last two Safety E-QuickTips we discussed developing your company's policies and procedures