January 19, 2018

Compliance with OSHA 1910.120 and EPA regulations (RCRA-Resources Conservation and Recovery Act) are not simple and easily accomplished without having an experienced and properly trained individual leading the operation.

However, the first hurdle for management is g...

August 18, 2017

When we strive for process improvements using updated management process tools like 5S we can get certain organizational loss in very important areas.  5S teaches the importance of:  Sorting, Setting in Order, Standarization, Shine and Sustain. 

In more cases...

SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) training :  Recently I became more involved in the topic of researching what agencies and industry do for SCBA training.  It was a difficulty to look for local courses for SCBA training.  I discussed the topic with local commun...

September 9, 2016

What would an OSHA inspector look for as far as my businesses requirement for having safety training for my employees? 

Walk into your business with a fresh pair of eyes.  Look at your employees daily job requirements and create a draft of the list of work tasks.  Next...

May 22, 2016

A recent workplace accident raises concerns about management decision making and contractor responsibilities.  

 

In brief:  A contractor was sought to perform air quality testing at a laboratory.  In order to perform the work the contractor had to access the roof of the...

November 7, 2015

It is important for compliance to know the specifics of this OSHA standard.  It is even more important to know these requirments to sustain a respirator usage program that provided protection of your employees.  Putting together a written program that outlines all the...

March 6, 2014

 

I was conducting some research recently for a web seminar.  Part of the topic was about what safety implementations can add of value to an organizations performance.  Studies conducted by both safety and business professions have validated safety programs or safety pr...

February 15, 2014

What is the cost of safety?  What is the risk? What is the payoff?

 

To make some preliminary judgement on these questions we must first face what some facts are.

 

What is the average cost of a workplace injury?  Knowing what the likely cost of not having a sound safety p...

February 14, 2014

 

OSHA is actively conducting safety inspections either by referral or complaint.  A referral is a source outside the company, a complaint is an internally sourced inspection.  Then there are planned inspections by business type.

 

In these days where companies are l...

Please reload

January 19, 2018

Compliance with OSHA 1910.120 and EPA regulations (RCRA-Resources Conservation and Recovery Act) are not simple and easily accomplished without having an experienced and properly trained individual leading the operation.

However, the first hurdle for management is g...

August 18, 2017

When we strive for process improvements using updated management process tools like 5S we can get certain organizational loss in very important areas.  5S teaches the importance of:  Sorting, Setting in Order, Standarization, Shine and Sustain. 

In more cases...

SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) training :  Recently I became more involved in the topic of researching what agencies and industry do for SCBA training.  It was a difficulty to look for local courses for SCBA training.  I discussed the topic with local commun...

September 9, 2016

What would an OSHA inspector look for as far as my businesses requirement for having safety training for my employees? 

Walk into your business with a fresh pair of eyes.  Look at your employees daily job requirements and create a draft of the list of work tasks.  Next...

May 22, 2016

A recent workplace accident raises concerns about management decision making and contractor responsibilities.  

 

In brief:  A contractor was sought to perform air quality testing at a laboratory.  In order to perform the work the contractor had to access the roof of the...

November 7, 2015

It is important for compliance to know the specifics of this OSHA standard.  It is even more important to know these requirments to sustain a respirator usage program that provided protection of your employees.  Putting together a written program that outlines all the...