Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2021’

Using Good Catches to Increase Worker Ownership of Safety

John Boley, CHST, CIT, CUSP Lead Safety Advisor There’s an old adage that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s applicable to many situations, but especially so when it comes to workplace safety. Safety professionals have long recognized the value of prevention, and the well-known Heinrich model clearly illustrates that value. For every serious injury …

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Hot Work: Controlling Activities that Produces Sparks

By: Vince Plank, CSP What’s referred to as “hot work activity” is common in many types of workplaces. On construction sites, you’ll find some type of cutting and/or welding during various phases of construction, while in general industry, maintenance shops or fabrication areas are often locations for hot work. We define hot work activity as tasks involving electric or gas …

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