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OSHA Online Filing 6/29/18

OSHA has added an online OSHA 300A log filing requirement for all employers, due on July 1, 2018. There are a few exceptions to this requirement, which can make this new requirement a little confusing.  We thought that we would try to anticipate [...]

Investigating Like TV Detectives

Last week we showed you a picture of an obvious safety violation.  We are showing it again for your convenience. Someone is in a scissor lift which is being lifted by another piece of equipment to be able to do some work on the exterior of a [...]

What Was Wrong in the Picture?

The Cal/OSHA Reporter is a for-profit subscription publication.  It is not a branch of the California state-run OSHA.  It does, however, have a broad reach in the State of California, and provides a lot of information to the safety professional [...]

Mental Health Quiz

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  It’s not something that we often like to talk about, at least not in the workplace, but it has been said that depression and mental illness is one of the top five reasons people take time off from [...]

Secondary Consequences

Earlier this month, we showed you this picture, and asked what was wrong with it.  Most of us understood that extending an extension cord through a doorway is a violation of 29 CFR 1926.405(a)(2)(ii)(1). One of the members of our safety [...]

Failure Differently

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” The above quote, allegedly from psychologist Viktor Frankl*, highlights that while [...]

What’s Wrong in this Picture?

We will set this picture up for you.  Behind the door is a construction area, rennovating a retaurant.  A few feet away, the yellow cord is plugged into an orange extension cord.  And between there and where this picture was taken dirt was [...]

Stand Down Quiz

Next Monday, May 7 is the National Stand Down for Safety day, promoted annually by OSHA.  There were 370 fatalities, an average of one per day, from falls recorded in 2016 for just the construction industry.  That does not take into account the [...]

PPE – The Weak Link

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is something almost all of us wear upon occasion.  You may need to put on gloves to give first aid to someone with a cut, or you may be required to wear a special suit with a supplied air respirator to enter a [...]

From Deficits to Possibilities

Today’s Safety Tip is taken from the Safety Differently website, operated by SCM and Reflect Consulting Group’s Ron Gantt.  It was written by Daniel Hummerdal, a contributor to Safety Differently and an SCM friend and [...]

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