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“Broken tools can be replaced. You can’t. “ ~ Author unknown
There have been a number of recent regulatory changes with OSHA that can affect your business. New accident reporting procedures, substantial increases of penalties and the Global Harmonized System for Hazard Communication. Are your employees trained and ready? Don’t needlessly expose your workers to hazards or yourself to fines and penalties. Call us, we can help.
COMPANIES BEHAVING BADLY is our regular bi-monthly feature, published 1st. & 15th. each month that brings to you the latest updates on proposed fines and citations issued by OSHA and non-compliant companies that continue to put employees at risk as well as safety award winners, new safety gadgets and more! Read the latest issue of Companies Behaving Badly – Drill? Please don’t hesitate to share these stories at your next safety tailgate/toolbox meeting. It is my hope, that one day I will run out of Companies Behaving Badly to write about but unfortunately that appears to be no worry at present. <— Sign up now and never miss an issue.
Avoid the E.R. this weekend and don’t become a statistic.
What they don’t tell you on those DIY & Home improvement shows can kill you. They never mention the deadly part. Don’t become your own victim and read – Really Burns my Butt – DIY Safety.
Greatly reduce your dead time and follow some of these dead on tips.
– Avoid deadly duos. Like exposed wires in a wet environment which can cause electrocution. Chemical fumes in a poorly ventilated area can over come a worker before they know it, and cause grave injury or death. It can also create an explosion when ignited even with a small spark.
– Wear your PPE, NO Excuses. You are wearing those safety glasses, googles, bumper caps, helmets, ear-plugs, gloves, respirators and jump suits for a reason. To protect you.
– Don’t operate machinery that has had guards removed or emergency stops tampered with. Report it to your union rep or supervisor. If nothing is done, call OSHA. 1-800-321-6742 / 1-800-321-OSHA.
FIX IT NOW! – Putting off repairs to infrastructure will cost you more in the long run. Read now.
There is a reason this is our most read article. A warehouse manager’s worst nightmare and you should know about it.
The Secret Killer In Your Warehouse – An must read article for every one who works in a warehouse whether Manager, Supervisor or employee. The life you save could be your own.
Do you need help with the new Hazard Communication Standard’s (HCS) or other safety questions? Call us and have a chat. It’s free!
Advising new and current businesses on workplace safety, compliance and related regulatory statutes. Hazard analysis review, drafting company policy and procedure and hazard recognition training. Feel free to contact us for pricing and availability at email@example.com
OUR MISSION: Through a common sense approach to warehouse safety and operations identify opportunities to reduce risk and increase productivity to achieve maximized results no matter the square footage.
Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand – Chinese Proverb
We provide a full line of services to help you maintain a safe workplace and identify opportunities for improvement.
Phil’s story – I have worked and managed warehouses of all types and sizes for over 25 years, from safes full of tiny memory chips to over 700,000 square feet of coolers, freezers and dry goods. Along this journey have performed all functions of receiving, put-away, picking, inventory control, packaging, production, and shipping. Extensive knowledge of workplace safety, hazard analysis, warehouse layout, slotting, cross docking, accident investigation, training and employee retention. Also created use of value added services to increase customer satisfaction and new income. I can help you get the flow back in your operation.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle