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“Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse.” This quote has been attributed to several sources, from the actor James Dean to a 1949 movie, “Knock on Any Door” to newspapers in the 1850’s. The quote has been romanticized but believe me, there is nothing romantic about it. It is not fair to expect that an 18 year old knows what dangers and hazards to expect on the job without training and education. Kelsey Hagenson, 18 years old and 3 months on the job and how he died. Read his story.
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 – WHY II. 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.
This is called the knee jerk reaction to a workplace safety issue. It occurs immediately after a serious injury or death that is caused by an accident and comes about from the good intentions that pave the way to hell mixed with the panic of lawsuits and the potential trigger for an OSHA inspection. Read more
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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.
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Phil’s story – Born and raised in the Bronx only a few blocks away from Yankee Stadium, I grew up watching the pursuit of excellence first hand by an organization that has won 27 World Series Championships. I have worked in and managed warehouses of all types from vaults storing memory chips to operating over 700,000 square feet of coolers, freezers and dry racking. Along this journey of over 25 years I have also performed every warehouse job function and have extensive experience in warehouse layout, slotting, cross docking, inventory control, safety, employee retention and value added services all of which make your operation stand out. Recently completed my Six Sigma Green Belt certificate from Villanova University in 2010. I can help you get the flow back into your warehouse.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle