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“Safety Professionals Staffing Safety Professionals” – Behind The Curtain at FDRsafety

FDR Safety

Staffing construction projects is a hectic job regardless of the scenario. Staffing safety professionals can be even more difficult. We have a unique process to ease the pain of staffing safety positions for our clients.

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The Complexity Of OSHA’s PSM Standard

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FDRsafety continues to encounter situations where worker training is incomplete or lacking, especially in safety. Unfortunately, we find that much of this training has no foundation… Let me explain. I recently attended the 2 nd Annual Process Safety Summit in Washington DC on Oct 15-16, 2019.

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Who Matters The Most? A Few Thoughts On Distracted Driving

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month meaning organizations such as OSHA, M.A.A.D, and EndDD are releasing annual studies on distracted driving.

OSHA Now Using Drones For Safety Inspections

FDR Safety

We are in the midst of a technological revolution. No matter the job, technology continues to find its way into every corner of every industry, including construction.

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Amputations in Manufacturing – A New OSHA National Emphasis Program

FDR Safety

On December 10, 2019 OSHA published CPL 03-00-022 , National Emphasis Program on Amputations in Manufacturing Industries. This Instruction supersedes OSHA Instruction CPL 03-00-019, National Emphasis Program on Amputations that was published in August of 2015.

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Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety?

FDR Safety

Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety? Just ask OSHA. OSHA has made it clear that staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for temporary worker safety.

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Confirmed: Blue-Collar Workers Are NOT Stronger Than The Sun

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We’ve hit the unofficial middle of summer with this past weekend’s Fourth of July celebrations and things are just heating up across the US. The kids are busy with camps and summer fun and family trips are on the horizon.

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Safety Around Powerlines – Part II

FDR Safety

Working around energized equipment can be very hazardous, it is good to know these helpful tips to prevent yourself from becoming the path to ground electricity is always searching for.

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5 Safety Tips Before Driving In The Snow

FDR Safety

As we approach the heart of winter, many areas of our country have already caught the wrath of cold temperatures, snow showers, and for some, a bomb cyclone.

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Assessing Feasibility

FDR Safety

This blog complements past blogs and my most recent blog about the OSHRC overturning OSHA citations regarding LOTO on Matsu presses. General Industry is now in a position to solve many of their decades-old problems with the control of hazardous energy.

Rose McMurray, FDRSafety Senior Advisor, Appointed to National Safety Council Board Of Directors

FDR Safety

On November 12th the National Safety Council announced the appointments of 11 new members to the National Safety Council Board of Directors, including FDRsafety’s own Rose McMurray. McMurray joins as a NSC Division Representative, bringing her vast knowledge and experience in Transportation Safety policies and practices to the Council. Leading FDRsafety’s Transportation Safety Division, she provides clients with insight into how to obtain good ratings in CSA 2010 measurements.

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Safety Culture Exercise: Improving Attitudes Towards Safety

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Creating an effective Safety Culture is something we at FDRsafety preach daily to our clients, partners, friends, and family.

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Building The Foundation For A Great Safety Culture

FDR Safety

The idea of safety is misconstrued on a daily basis as a “Have To”, “How To” or “Learn To” idea. We’re are constantly reminded of the proper procedures to follow in order to do things the safe way whether at home or at work.

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Older, Not Wiser? Workplace Fatalities Highest Amongst Older Generation

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AFLCIO : These are challenging times for working people and their unions, and the prospects for worker safety and health protections are uncertain. What is clear, however, is that the toll of workplace injury, illness and death remains too high, and too many workers remain at serious risk.

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Two Tips For A Safer Project

FDR Safety

The United States is and has always been one of the fastest growing nations in the world. Not only are we constantly building, we are doing so at a rapid pace and massive scale.

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Ladder Safety: It’s Time To Pay Attention

FDR Safety

People all over the country use ladders for all sorts of activities. There are ladders that get you 2 feet off the ground and those that help you reach 200 feet.

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“Show Me”: Assessing The Foundation For Worker Training

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FDRsafety continues to encounter situations where workers are allegedly “trained.” Unfortunately, we find that much of this training has no foundation… Let me explain. First, we fully understand that appropriate industry practice is to have an experienced worker training a new employee.

“Show Me”: Evaluating Employee To Employee Safety Training

FDR Safety

FDRsafety continues to encounter situations where workers are allegedly “trained.” Unfortunately, we find that much of this training has no foundation… Let me explain. First, we fully understand that appropriate industry practice is to have an experienced worker training a new employee.

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OSHA Drone Inspections: Part 2

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In our previous blog on drones we addressed whether you should or shouldn’t allow OSHA to operate drones on your worksite. We received such an abundance of feedback, we felt it necessary to dive deeper into the topic of drones and what they can mean for the future of workplace safety.

Are You Ready For An OSHA Audit?

FDR Safety

This blog is targeting small employers, especially those involved with sheet metal fabrication. Of necessity, your work involves workers being close to the point of operation for many tasks. Spot welders, riveters, manual forming machines, etc.

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OSHA Penalty & Record Keeping Changes

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On January 23rd OSHA released its annual Federal Register report containing the changes within the organization. We recommend reading the article in its entirety but have included many of the highlights below. OSHA Penalties Increased Due To Inflation.

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Why Another Tool Is Needed to Reduce Safety Risks

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Below have demonstrated substantial improvement over the past 25 years. Figure 1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Safety Data. Rate Change Over Time Period. Percent Change. TRIR (Total Record Incident Rate). to 3.1. 63% decrease. Total rate (Case rate for days away Since 1992, US businesses, governmental agencies, and industry have substantially reduced the number of recordable injuries.

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The Financial Effects Of A Safe Workplace

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In my 35+ years of working in the safety industry, I have had one goal each day: Help individuals safely return home to their families. There is no greater benefit of safety than this. This doesn’t mean that it is the only benefit.

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The Problem With OSHA Record Keeping

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OSHA record keeping was introduced in the 1970’s with the goal of creating safer workplaces. While a good and helpful idea, OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates may be too much of a focus for many companies, while off the job injuries often go unaddressed.

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OSHA’s Repeat Violation Policy: How To Prepare.

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EHS Today : “A recent court decision extending the time limitation for OSHA to assess repeat violations has upped the ante for employers who until now chose not to contest more routine violations because of the cost of defending them.

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Safety Around Powerlines: Part I

FDR Safety

Working around energized equipment can be very hazardous, it is good to know these helpful tips to prevent yourself from becoming the path to ground electricity is always searching for.

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5 Tips For Hiring Great Temporary Safety Professionals

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In the world of Safety there are differing views on utilizing staffing agencies to fill temporary positions. Many feel that they are quite helpful thanks to their vast network of professionals while others have been disappointed in the quality of the employee they receive.

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A Few Words On Silo Syndrome And Safety

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We are a nation of silos… A silo, as most of us know, is a tall, self-contained cylindrical structure that is used to store commodities such as grain after a harvest.

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OSHA Memorandum Takeaways: Incentive Programs & Post Incident Drug-Testing

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On Friday, October 11th, many in the safety world received a memorandum from OSHA regarding Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing. While the memorandum is helpful in clarifying issues, the language and structure used throughout can be difficult to understand.

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Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspections

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Based upon a communication from Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently found that OSHA could not expand the scope of an injury-based inspection to a wall-to-wall inspection based on the employer’s OSHA 300 Logs.

Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspections

FDR Safety

Based upon a communication from Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently found that OSHA could not expand the scope of an injury-based inspection to a wall-to-wall inspection based on the employer’s OSHA 300 Logs.

10 Benefits Of Including Mock OSHA Audits In Your Safety Program

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OSHA Audits can be nerve wracking, tedious, and costly for any business. Rather than being caught off guard by the findings of OSHA during one of their audits, we highly recommend that you implement Mock OSHA Audits into your regular safety program.

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The Myths Of Lockout/Tagout – Part 2

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We continue to encounter many mistaken beliefs about OSHA’s regulation CFR,1910.147 , The Control of Hazardous Energy. In this blog, we address the “myths” of Lockout/Tagout using verbatim quotes from OSHA’s Preamble to the regulation ( OSHA text in bold italics ).

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The Myths Of Lockout/Tagout – Part 1

FDR Safety

We continue to encounter many mistaken beliefs about OSHA’s regulation CFR,1910.147 , The Control of Hazardous Energy. In this blog, we address the “myths” of Lockout/Tagout using verbatim quotes from OSHA’s Preamble to the regulation ( OSHA text in bold italics ).

Shortcuts On The Job: Are They Worth It?

FDR Safety

Over 5,190 fatal accidents occurred in the United States as recently as 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some accidents are simply that, accidents, while others are avoidable.

Las Vegas Raiders Not Gambling On Workplace Safety

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Las Vegas Sun : It’s 6 o’clock in the morning at the future home of the Raiders in Las Vegas and workers are about to begin their shift on the $1.8 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium. But before the group of about 300 workers embark on a day’s work, they gather for a message: safety first.

Uncharted Territory: How To Teach Safety To Millennials

FDR Safety

In my 40 years as a Safety Professional and Instructor, I have trained over 50,000 people on the topic of workplace safety.

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Using TaBRA For Culture Change

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TaBRA (Task Based Risk Assessments) is a topic about which FDRsafety has written several times. Our previous blogs describe the “what,” “how, ” and “why” of the TaBRA method from a technical perspective.

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How To Create Effective Safety Signage

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There is good safety signage, bad safety signage and those that don’t tell you anything. An example of a “bad safety signage” is shown to the right. Notice the horrible placement and lack of context on the sign itself.

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