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07Sep 2017

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 Practices for Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Training Programs. This newly […]

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02Aug 2017

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 procedures for workers in both outdoor and indoor areas to prepare for and […]

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22May 2017

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 Washington PA by The Meadows […]

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08Apr 2017

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 hazard is a “…condition, set of circumstances, or inherent property […]

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22Jan 2017

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 installation phase, it is […]

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03Jan 2017

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 that your payroll increased as […]

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03Dec 2016

I am going to continue the thought process from last month’s newsletter in the article titled “Risk Analysis, Compliance, and Developing a Culture of Safety”. When you are driving, do you consciously think “am I complying with all of the traffic regulations’? Or, do you drive the way you do because that is the way […]

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31Oct 2016

Consider all the speeding tickets and drinking and driving citations that are issued and people still speed or drink and drive. The same holds true for safety procedures and OSHA compliance. There must be a better way to get workers to work safe not for the sake of merely following safety procedures or complying with […]

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06Jul 2016

At a reception on May 26, 2016 hosted by the Pittsburgh Business Times, Wayne Vanderhoof CSP, President of RJR Safety Inc. was one of nineteen individuals in the greater Pittsburgh area to be honored by the Pittsburgh Business Times to receive the 2016 Energy Leadership Award. The award is given to individuals showing leadership in […]

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