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16Jun 2020

Let me tell you a personal story about heat stress. A couple of weeks ago, I made plans to remove the stove pipe from the roof and living room as we no longer had the wood stove for which the stove pipe was installed when the house was built about 20 years ago. The living […]

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20May 2020

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 COVID-19 […]

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17Apr 2020

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 […]

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04Jan 2018

  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 related carbon monoxide poisoning associated with […]

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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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