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01Dec 2021

Winter weather safety always considers cold stress such as hypothermia and frostbite however there are many other hazards to consider including driving, being stranded, shoveling snow, clearing snow from roofs, power outages, and other similar concerns. OSHA has a webpage dedicated to these types of winter-related hazards titled Winter Weather – Plan, Equip, Train. For […]

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14Nov 2021

Is it possible to focus too much on one part of our worker safety efforts and put less emphasis on other elements of keeping our workers safe? For example, with all of the focus on the recently released OSHA ETS for COVID-19 and the subsequent court filings and stays issued, we can lose focus on […]

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01Nov 2022

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are rechargeable and used worldwide to power a wide range of devices from cellphones and laptops to handheld tools.  Larger Li-ion batteries are used in energy storage systems, hospital equipment, and electric vehicles.  The rapid growth of Li-ion technology and its prolific use around the world has quickly outpaced the knowledge around […]

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02Sep 2022

With OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) on heat stress prevention, the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to initiate the rulemaking process towards a federal heat standard, some state OSHA plans already having heat injury prevention standards, and the need to protect workers from heat stress and heat injuries in both indoor and outdoor work […]

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18Aug 2022

RJR Safety Inc. is pleased to announce Melissa A. Heike, M.S., CSP is a Senior Health and Safety Consultant effective August 15, 2022.  Melissa’s significant knowledge and experience will, again, be a great asset to clients and partners in the manufacturing, construction, and oil & gas industries.  Melissa’s expertise includes conducting comprehensive safety and health […]

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02May 2022

West Virginia University Safety & Health Extension, through an OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant has developed another outstanding training course titled “Fundamentals of Safety Leadership for the Oil & Gas Industry”. This training is a 3-hour course. Safety leadership is everyone on the team, crew, site. There is a distinct difference between leadership and management. […]

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02Mar 2022

The next step is to change the “informal” management system to remove the rewards for risky behaviors and encourage safe behaviors. As was reviewed in the January blog titled “Management System Rewards Risky Behaviors”, the “informal” management system where the Manager, Supervisor, and workers interact to conduct business operations is evident in the company culture […]

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