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Portable Fire Extinguishers in the Workplace

The origin of fire protection engineering traces back to Ancient Rome, 64 C.E.

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Bridging the Language Barrier in Safety

Bridging the language gap is critical to maintaining a safe and healthful workplace. Over the past decade, remarkable gains have been achieved in occupational safety and health. Although general industry and construction injury and illness incidence rates have dropped, similar improvements have not occurred for non-English speaking workers such as Hispanics or Latinos.

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Prove to Me Your Company Has a Good Safety Program

When I give safety presentations, I sometimes begin with the question: “What proof would you give if I asked if your company is profitable or if the product you make is reliable?”

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OSHA Requirements for Private Medical and Dental Practices

Do we perform consultation requests for privately-owned medical and dental clinics? Absolutely.

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Let's Be Careful Out There

Remember the television series, “Hill Street Blues,” where during the daily roll-call meeting the last thing the sergeant would say to the officers is “And … hey, let’s be careful out there!”?

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Getting Away with it Doesn’t Work

“I’ve been doing it like this for 30 years and never had a problem!”

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Doing It Right: Safety Incentive Programs

Over the years, I’ve received a lot of client questions regarding safety incentive programs, a program that rewards employees for safe behavior.

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What is OSHA Looking for When They Visit Your Facility or Jobsite?

I am asked this question repeatedly: “What will OSHA look for if I get inspected?’” Honestly, there’s no simple answer. The hazards inside your facility or jobsite are as unique as you, your company, and the product or service you provide.

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Safety Committees: Just Hype or Do They Really Benefit a Company

A number of safety committees I’ve encountered do not work and are not effective. Why? They do not follow-through with their safety vision.

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