Safety Lessons Learned From Wile E. Coyote 4

Today’s lesson learned from the Wile E. Coyote school of safety where they constantly defy the laws of physics, perverse the rules of nature, and live in animated immortality.  But here gravity always rules. LESSON 4 Preventing Falls: Falls don’t just occur off the top of a building but can happen in facilities where production occurs within… Read More Safety Lessons Learned From Wile E. Coyote 4

It’s 9 a.m. Do You Know Where Your Contractors Are?

As your company grows in sales and expands to accommodate more SKUs, greater inventory, new machinery, and additional employees at one time or another, your business is going to need help from an outside contractor.  They may be in the form of an engineering consultant, general contractor, painter, or other types of specialists needed for… Read More It’s 9 a.m. Do You Know Where Your Contractors Are?

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Eve Day

It’s Christmas Eve at the Northpole and everybody is busy and celebrating!  Santa and the elves did an outstanding job of fixing all the violations which included hours of training and practice and then completing the seemingly impossible task of getting all the toys and gifts that boys and girls around the world had asked… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Eve Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Tenth Day

Santa received a notice of violation(1926.501) Fall Protection-General Requirements and this unfortunately still #1 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. In fact, falls have been the number 1 cited violation since 2011 and shows no sign of loosening its grip on that distinction.  This is very frustrating since falls can be stopped with the use… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Tenth Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Ninth Day

Santa received a notice of violation(1910.1200) Hazard Communication #2 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019 Santa admits that he’s been so busy running the family business that he has not always kept up with changes.  He was very surprised to find out that his old MSDS book was incredibly out of date.  Back in 2012,… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Ninth Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Eighth Day

Santa received a notice of violation(1926.451) Scaffolding which is severe making it #3 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. Think of scaffolding as another way to keep you from falling.  It gives you a stable platform to work on at several stories high if needed.  You can surround your project with scaffolding and work on… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Eighth Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Seventh Day

Santa received a notice of violation(1910.147) Lockout/Tagout and this is serious enough to be #4 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. Lockout/Tagout or LOTO as it’s also known as is a pretty important safety feature that prevents unexpected operation of a piece of equipment while you are working on it.  You see the scene played… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Seventh Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Sixth Day

  Santa received a notice of violation(1910.134) Respiratory Protection and this is #5 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. Your lungs bring fresh oxygen to your brain, organs, and tissues via the circulatory system and then expel carbon dioxide with every breath you take.  When O2 levels are where they should be, your body functions… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Sixth Day

The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Fifth Day

  Santa received a notice of violation(1926.1053) Ladders which is #6 on OSHA’s TopTen violations for 2019. It’s looking more hopeful at the Northpole as Santa’s team spent the weekend getting all the elves caught up on much-needed training and important upgrades of equipment to fix the first four OSHA violations.  Today we work with… Read More The TopTen OSHA Violations Before Christmas. On the Fifth Day