COVID-19 – Hindsight is 20/20, Will We Use It?
It is said that “hindsight is 20/20”. The smart thing to do is to take the lessons learned and apply them to future events. In the case of COVID-19, what have we learned? Consider these two questions: How should we have handled the initial COVID-19 outbreak? How should we handle the recurrence of a .....View Entire Post
COVID-19 – Applying Lessons Learned
As we are waiting for the COVID-19 pandemic to be declared over and we can all go back to normal, whatever that is, or if we will ever go back completely to pre-COVID-19 routines, it is time to determine what we have learned from these past months and how to incorporate the learnings into the [ .....View Entire Post
Carbon Monoxide Safety at Home
As we descend into winter and the temperatures get colder, one “silent killer” that lurks in our homes is carbon monoxide also called CO. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), on average, “…more than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non-fire .....View Entire Post
Hydrogen Sulfide Training Standard Revisions
This article is written for those readers with some knowledge of ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2006 (R2010) whether as having read it or received training to be an Instructor through an approved Train the Trainer course. On June 30, 2017, ANSI Board of Standards Review approved ANSI/ASSE Z390.1-2017 Accepted Pra .....View Entire Post
In the preparation of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), weather emergencies must be addressed for both outdoor and indoor activities. Weather emergencies include storms involving lightning, flooding, tornadoes, winter storms, and extreme heat and cold weather. This article will address the emergency p .....View Entire Post
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training
July 25 & 26, 2017 7:30 am to 1:00 pm each day Holiday Inn Express & Suites 810 Highland Meadows Drive Washington PA 15301 Cost: $175.00 per person RJR Safety Inc. will be conducting an open-enrollment OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Training course on July 25 & 26, 2017 in Washi .....View Entire Post
Hazard or Risk – What is the Difference?
All hazards are not created equal! Hazards are different from risk! To support these two statements, we need to define the two elements that, as Safety Professionals, we sometimes use the terms interchangeably. As defined in ANSI/ASSE Z10-2012 “Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems”, a h .....View Entire Post
Safety Design Reviews During Plant Projects
The best time to incorporate safety into a piece of equipment or a machine or into plant facility updates is during the design process when all that is being changed are lines on a drawing before any equipment is purchased, constructed, or installed. When safety is added during the construction and .....View Entire Post
Why is my Workers’ Comp Insurance Premium Going Up?
Has your workers’ comp insurance premium increased on your last renewal? Will it increase again this year at renewal? Why does the premium seem to increase every year? There are a couple of reasons. First, most insurance premiums increase year over year with a few exceptions. Another reason could be .....View Entire Post