Safety Lessons Learned From Wile E. Coyote 6

Today’s lesson learned at the Wile E. Coyote school of safety where they constantly disregard the laws of physics, corrupt the rules of nature and live in animated immortality.  But here reality kills. Training/Certification – Whether you drive the family wagon or other pieces of powered equipment like a forklift or backhaul you need to be… Read More Safety Lessons Learned From Wile E. Coyote 6

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?

Stuff Your Boss Probably Hasn’t Bothered To Tell You Cause No One Told Them

Some of you are currently working for either a supermarket chain, department store, discount store, or fast food restaurant. Whether this is just a temporary gig or a stepping stone to a career path within that corporation or industry, chances are thanks to the ‘Great Resignation‘ your bosses haven’t been able to tell you about… Read More Stuff Your Boss Probably Hasn’t Bothered To Tell You Cause No One Told Them

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  He was very surprised to find out that his old MSDS book was incredibly out of date.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