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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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The Problem With OSHA Recording 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. The cry for leading indicators has been going on for many years but we still benchmark and worry over the OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates.

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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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Safety Around Powerlines – Part II

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

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

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.

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

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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 ).

Are Your Safety Policies Asking for Trouble?

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FDRsafety supports and promotes employers developing strong safety policies, training their employees and enforcing those policies. However, some policies are so strict that they create potential legal issues. Recent cases (both OSHA and personal injury) suggest that industry’s quest to mandate employee performance may ignore the real world where workers encounter variables, and strict interpretation of the policy would literally prevent the work from being done.

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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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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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5 Safety Tips Before Driving In The Snow

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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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Uncharted Territory: How To Teach Safety To Millennials

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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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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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Are You Ready For An OSHA Audit?

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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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Building The Foundation For A Great Safety Culture

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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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Two Tips For A Safer Project

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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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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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Safety Around Powerlines: Part I

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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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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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Good Safety Signage

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

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The Financial Impact of a Workplace Injury

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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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PTD Before Risk Assessment: A Historical Perspective

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This article presents a narrow slice of history as known by Mike Taubitz, beginning with employment at General Motors (GM). It chronicles the foundations and evolution that brought those engaged in the practice of engineering and safety to the current state of PTD in one company.

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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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A Wake-up Message for Employers or An Ounce of Prevention…

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I continue to receive many requests for assistance on matters involving the control of hazardous energy. In too many situations, an employee was injured and OSHA stepped in with significant fines for violations of 29 CFR 1910.147.

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.

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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Integrating Temporary Safety Staff With Full Time Employees

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Worksites are a melting pot of tradesmen who bring a range of skills and experience of how to do the job “the right way”. While logistics and coordination are critical to the success of a project, the most important piece could be the relationship between workers.

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4th Of July Safety Tips

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The 4th of July is a celebration to be shared with family and friends. Throughout our country families are flocking to their favorite beach, backyard, or lake to celebrate in their own special way. Most of these celebrations include two things: grilling & fireworks.

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How To Keep Our Kids Safe On The Road

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WTRF : The 100 deadliest days: one of the most dangerous times of the year for teenage drivers. Memorial Day to Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days, a time where there are more traffic fatalities involving teenage drivers.

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Hiring Strategies During Labor Shortages

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USNEWS – The United States has a building problem.

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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Shortcuts On The Job: Are They Worth It?

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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.

Developing A Safety Culture In Multi-Employer Worksites

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March 2018 – Foxconn Technology Group confirmed Tuesday that is has selected Rhode Island-based Gilbane Building Co.

Priority vs. Value: What Is Safety To You?

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There are plenty of cliché sayings in the world of safety. Few are as popular as the phrase “Your Safety is Our Top Priority”.

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How College Basketball Can Change Your Workplace Safety Culture

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Picture via 247sports. As Safety Professionals we are constantly asked, “how can we improve our safety performance?” Our response is typically a variation of the same answer: You have to develop and practice a workplace culture that values safety and rewards your employees for being safe.

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Fall Protection: Opinions, Obstacles, And A Fix

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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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3 Ways Investing In Safety Staff Leads To Successful Projects

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When developing a project of any scale, the distribution of funds is critical to the project’s success. Deciding how much to invest in each project area and phase can directly affect the project’s schedule and bottom line.

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