Safety Programs Built With Employee Input

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14 min read 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 this 24 minute interview, hear how employees are reacting to OSHA’s HazCom 2012 standard on chemical labeling and SDS sheets. …

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HazCom Labels And SDSs – OSHA Talks

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11 min read 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 safety manager and company owner will want to know. In this podcast, we focus on pictograms, labeling refillable containers, secondary …

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How To Spot Counterfeit Electrical

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16 min read 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 of electrical parts in the United States. Mr. Brenner also reveals the biggest problem is beyond our borders. Counterfeits make …

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New HazCom Labeling Standards

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14 min read 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. In the discussion, they spotlight the conflict between the NFPA zero-to-four ranking, with four being the worst and the GHS …

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Electrical Safety At Work

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8 min read Electrical safety at work kicks up a notch with strong advice from OSHA trainer Jon Koppari. Hear Jon’s tips for safety managers, owners and workers. In 13 short minutes, Jon covers lockout/tagout; arc flash PPE, arc flash labeling, NFPA 70E regulations and much more. Jon even explains why birds aren’t electrocuted when they rest on power lines. Jon Koppari is a certified trainer for construction safety, NFPA 70E, and CPR/AED for The Occupational Safety and …

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Ladder Safety – 10 Questions

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12 min read Ladder safety increases with tips from expert Dave Francis. 3 points of contact/control, fiberglass vs. wood, correct footwear and more are discussed. Dave Francis works for Little Giant Ladder Systems as their National Safety Director. Dan Clark asks Dave 10 ladder questions. Topics include fall protection/prevention, sun damaged fiberglass, leveling a ladder on an uneven surface, and more. Dave also refers to “grandpa’s ladder.” Everyone can picture this old, rickety ladder. He urges workers to …

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Starting A Visual Workplace – Pt. 2

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11 min read Starting A Visual Workplace should not mean you’ll get a pink slip because of workplace efficiency. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains. In this 2nd podcast with Dr. Galsworth, she points out that Visuality will create new efficiencies in the workplace. However, workers should not worry about being eliminated. Gwendolyn also tells of her career history, how she worked with Norman Bodek, and was apprentice to the great Shigeo Shingo who is regarded as an expert in …

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Starting A Visual Workplace – Pt. 1

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14 min read Starting A Visual Workplace—improving efficiency with Visuality. Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth explains better work flow through visual devices. Dr. Galsworth defines the Visual Workplace as “A work environment that is self ordering, self explaining, self regulating and self improving where what is supposed to happen does happen on time, every time, day or night, because of visual devices.” She expands on this definition, and describes how Lean, 5S and Six Sigma can compliment the system set …

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