Safety Experts Talk

Safety Experts Talk offers relevant, on-topic interviews with industry leaders in safety, 5S, Lean, Six Sigma and other continuous improvement genres. Podcasts are 30 minutes or less and cover PPE, safety software, tools, GHS labeling standards, and more. You'll find a rich library of safety related topics.

Learn Workplace Safety From A Prison Movie

Workplace safety improves from watching The Shawshank Redemption? Dr. Timothy Ludwig says we can learn about safety complacency from the movie. A prisoner escapes from prison through a tunnel he took 19 years to dig. Dr. Ludwig has over 25 years experience doing foundational research in Safety Culture Change and is a professor at Appalachian

Behavioral Safety Is Actively Caring For People

Actively Caring For People. What? Hear what Behavioral Safety has become. In this podcast, we talk with Dr. E. Scott Geller, a professor at Virginia Tech’s Department of Psychology and a partner at Safety Performance Solutions. Dr. Geller is THE go-to expert on how psychology relates to safety. For the first time safety manager or

Safety Programs Built With Employee Input

Safety programs work best by consulting workers. EHS expert Lori Siegelman of W&M Environmental tells how to involve employees to build safety programs. Lori says a worker doing a task is the best person to ask about safety for that task. Dan Clark also asks Lori for her opinion of workers as safety observers. In

Early Warning Safety Vest

A safety vest that alerts a roadside worker of oncoming vehicles is in the works. Hear about the InZoneAlert safety vest from Virginia Tech’s Tom Martin. In development now, the safety vest senses the accident avoidance signal from modern cars and trucks. The vest is equipped with a radio receiver which triggers flashing lights and

Myths Of Behavior Observation Safety

Behavior observation means workers watch out for each other. Safety expert Marc McClure shatters myths, tells of reducing incidents with his staff by 80 percent. Marc manages 350 people as Divisional Safety Manager at electrical contractor IES Commercial & Industrial in Grand Island, Nebraska. Marc dispels these fables in this podcast: Myth: “Behavior observation is

Total Worker Health – Explained

Total Worker Health. Dr. Bud Harris says it’s safety goggles and an apple. It’s occupational safety and health protection plus workplace health promotion. An out-of-shape worker is more likely to be injured. Dr. Bud urges companies to follow NIOSH’s Total Worker Health initiative, adding stretching, walking meetings and healthy foods in the lunchroom machines. And

Forklifts vs. Pedestrians: Right-Of-Way

Forklifts vs. pedestrians. Who has to stop? People on foot technically have the right-of-way. But some say powered industrial trucks should hold sway. Safety expert Jonathan Jacobi, of Underwriters Laboratories, tells how some companies ask walking workers to cede their right-of-way to multi-ton forklifts. Jonathan also explains how part of OSHA’s standard on powered industrial

HazCom Labels And SDSs – OSHA Talks

HazCom labels and SDSs are confusing – until now. Two OSHA industrial hygienists explain what is happening right now with the Hazard Communication Standard. Hear about HCS 2012 changes in chemical labeling and Safety Data Sheets. OSHA’s Lana Nieves and Sven Rundman of The Directorate of Enforcement Programs discuss major and minor details that every

Front-Line Workers And Safety

Front-line workers shouldn’t be fired for blowing the whistle on safety. Their observations need to be taken seriously by managers, says Dr. Sidney Dekker. Employees in the middle of the action know real-world safety, according to Dr. Dekker. As front-line workers, their safety opinions are an asset, not a nuisance. Also, safety is bogged down

Safety Kickoffs That Really Work, Pt 2

Safety kickoffs can alienate experienced workers. Learn how to bring these staffers into new, safer realms with John Drebinger, Jr., expert safety speaker. John also lists the five reasons to watch out for other people’s safety. In this podcast, Dan Clark asks John to share other tips from his book “Would You Watch Out For

Safety Kickoffs That Really Work, Pt 1

Safety kickoffs can have spark and NOT be boring. Hear John Drebinger, Jr., expert safety speaker, give great tips on engaging and informing employees. In a safety kickoff, John suggests visual aids, cartoons and even joke telling to keep workers’ attention. John is also a magician, and uses magic tricks to deliver some messages. John

10 Best Safety Apps For Safety Pros

Safety apps picked by safety expert Paul Colangelo. He debuted the 10 best at ASSE’s Safety 2015. Hear Paul offer his thoughts on each, see links to all. Paul reviewed 150 environmental health and safety apps for iOS and Android devices. Even one for the Windows phone. Mr. Colangelo, STS, CHST, CET, is National Director

Buy Quiet Power Tools

Buy Quiet – for less occupational noise exposure. Many power tools are designed to be quiet. A NIOSH expert tells how to compare brands with their database. The quietest saw, drill or sander is not always the most expensive. Hear sound expert Capt. Chuck Hayden from the National Institute For Occupational Safety And Health explains

OSHA Inspections – How To Prepare

OSHA inspections are a breeze if you’re ready. An OSHA Consultation Manager tells how OSHA can help your company be safe and ready for inspection. For FREE. An OSHA consultation visit cannot trigger an OSHA inspection. Consultation and Enforcement divisions operate separately, says Roy Kroker, Consultation Manager of OSHA, Oregon. In this podcast, Dan Clark

How To Spot Counterfeit Electrical

Counterfeit electrical components can instantly burst into flames. Hear how to identify fake wiring, breakers and switches from Brett Brenner of ESFI. Electricians and contractors may be surprised to hear that parts of the electrical infrastructure they install could be counterfeit. They can benefit from Brett’s advice, as Dan Clark interviews him about the screening

Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down – Pt 2

Fall prevention requires employer planning and employee training. Listen to Matt McNicholas of OSHA discuss the annual Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down May 4-15, 2015. Matt says employers need to do three things to keep employees safe from falls: 1. Plan ahead to get work done safely. 2. Provide the correct equipment. 3. Train the exposed

Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down – Pt 1

Fall prevention saves lives. Hear Dr. Christine Branche of NIOSH talk passionately about the annual Construction Fall Safety Stand-Down May 4-15, 2015. Dr. Branche explains that companies are asked to pause work on job sites to review fall prevention with employees. Dr. Branche is Director Of The Office Of Construction Safety And Health for NIOSH,

New HazCom Labeling Standards

HazCom labeling changes are here. OSHA’s new standards finally match GHS labeling. Expert Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, explains hazard communication labeling. Chuck says the new labels are a big safety improvement from previous systems. He explains the new rules, and their similarities to NFPA, GHS and HMIS labels. Dan Clark hosts the interview with Mr. Paulausky.

Continuous Improvement In Manufacturing

Continuous improvement can make a process better, improve safety and save dollars. But it’s a waste of time if the customer doesn’t like the end result. How will the customer benefit? That’s the first question a company must ask itself before implementing a continuous improvement program. Dan Clark interviews Tony Ferraro about the practicality of

NFPA 70E Standards 2015

NFPA 70E electrical standards see a major shift in the 2015 edition. Hear Bill Burke of the NFPA explain the change in risk assessment. Bill urges non-electricians to be aware of NFPA 70E. It will help them understand the potential for huge liabilities with loss of life, critical injuries, and equipment damage from electrical hazards.

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