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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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Fall Protection: Don’t Take a Chance with Non-Compliance

The time has come for residential contractors and sub-contractors to stop making excuses about why they can’t provide positive conventional methods of fall protection (guardrail system, safety net system or personal fall arrest system) for all employees.

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Training, Evaluation and Certification Requirements for Forklift Operators

Training your employees in the proper performance of their job is time and money well spent.

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Safety First is the Beauty in Landscaping

The safety and health team at USF Safety Florida knows that when it comes to jobsite safety, no amount of advanced equipment technology or design can replace safe work practices. I’ve seen it firsthand: When businesses pursue safety as earnestly as productivity and quality, long-term zero-incident performance follows.

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Trenches and Excavations: Some Insights

I’ve surveyed or spoken to quite a few companies during my career that have a trunk-full of excavation/trenching recorded safety training sheets or certificates; they have a safety program that spells out (or actually regurgitates the OSHA standards) the safety rules for trench work.

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Are You at Risk for Heat Stress?

Mylene Kellerman

Mylene Kellerman
Safety and Health Supervisor

“One hundred million Americans broil in extreme heat.”

“Heat wave cooks much of the country.”

The personal experience of you and your employees may not need these recent news headlines to confirm that all of us are in the midst of a scorching summer.

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Help! What Should I do After Receiving a Letter from OSHA?

As a member of USF SafetyFlorida’s management team, I receive a number of employer calls asking what action should be taken after receiving a letter from one of Florida’s OSHA area offices. I hear everything from …

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Guarding Against Pallet Wrapper Injuries

I always pay special attention to pallet wrappers each time I see them inside a warehouse. While plastic wrappers may look like a small karaoke stage, the platform actually spins, and can make you dizzy enough to fall over if you were to step on it.

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