Compliance and Safety

3 Safety Cultures – Which One Are You In? March 3, 2014 No Comments

Whenever I deliver a training class to a group of workers for whom I’m also serving as a safety consultant, I explain that there are two things I need to do: 1) Keep them safe and 2) Keep the company compliant.
In that order.
The trick is that if I’m achieving the first one, I am almost [...]

Are People Walking Around Blindfolded on Your Job Site? No Comments

Perhaps you decided to read this because you thought, “Of course not! Everyone knows that is a crazy dangerous, not to mention non-productive.” However, studies show that walking and texting are pretty much akin to walking blindfolded.
Researchers at Stony Brook University (study published in Gait & Posture) confirmed what many think is common sense [...]

Two Supervisors Convicted Of Felony Charges After Decapitation of 2 workers No Comments

Two former supervisors have agreed to pay $450K to the families of two workers who were decapitated in a boiler explosion. If they don’t pay within a year’s time, they’re going to jail.
Former plant manager Carl Richardson and former maintenance supervisor Roy Faulkinbury both pleaded no contest to two felony charges in connection with the [...]

Excellent Safety Video Focuses on a Real World Accident No Comments

Related Training DVDs:

Every Choice Matters Training DVD
Motivate your employees to make the safe choice each and every time with this high-impact program. View Product

Just Another Day Safety Awareness Training DVD
Coastal’s new hazard recognition training program developed especially for the experienced worker. View Product

Introduction To Workplace Safety
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(Infographic) Protect Yourself from Silica Exposure February 26, 2014 No Comments

silica exposure infographic

Source: OSHA Pros, LLC

Related Training DVDs:

Silica Safety Awareness Training Video
Protect your workers from the hazards of silica in order to avoid unnecessary illness and death. View Product

Crystalline Silica
This silica safety video is designed to educate you about crystalline silica hazards. View Product

Respirator Safety Public Knowledge [...]

Worker predicted his own death: “Somebody is gonna get killed at work.. I hope it aint me” February 25, 2014 No Comments

Frank Johnson Sr.’s wife said her husband had worried for four or five months before his death that “somebody is going to get killed” at work and he hoped “it ain’t me.” Now OSHA is investigating his death.
Johnson had worked at Republic Steel in Lorain, Ohio, for 45 years. Most recently, he was a brakeman [...]

When Can OSHA Shut Down My Jobsite? No Comments

You’ve heard all the horror stories, right? OSHA comes into a factory or onto a construction site and things are such a mess they immediately shutdown all operations. Work stops. That steel beam being lifted into place by that crane? Leave it hanging. Those trucks full of concrete? Let [...]

Frontline Investigates Surge of Cell Tower Deaths No Comments

Related Training DVDs:

Hazard Recognition And Control Training DVD
Show the three root causes of accidents and the ways they can recognize, avoid and prevent them. View Product

Fall Protection Video or DVD Program
Fall Protection provides the information employees need to work safely when they are “off the ground”. [...]

$17M settlement after worker killed by falling crane hook February 17, 2014 No Comments

Three companies have agreed to settle a lawsuit for $17 million in connection with the death of an electrician who was struck by an iron hook that fell from a crane.
Adam Nowak was installing electrical equipment at Veolia Energy’s Schuykill Stream Plant in Philadelphia when a crane hook fell about 60 feet, striking and killing [...]

Theme park actor shot in the head; Will OSHA fine stick? No Comments

An actor was shot in the head and seriously injured because a real bullet was mistaken for a blank. Now a judge has decided whether an OSHA fine is valid, or if this was a case of unpreventable employee misconduct.
OSHA had fined Wild West City (WWC) in Stanhope, NJ, $1,250 in connection with the shooting [...]

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