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The Importance of Hand Tool Safety

The Importance of Hand Tool Safety

Hand tools and the use of hand tools seems simple and straight-forward; therefore, few employers provide any training in hand tool safety. Likewise, few employers conduct formal tool inspections. However, employees are frequently injured by using unsafe tools or by using tools...

Overcoming Resistance to Changing Safety Behavior

Overcoming Resistance to Changing Safety Behavior

Sometimes the simplest changes are the hardest to implement.  Safety training is about achieving behavioral change, and getting people to alter their routine, even in a seemingly minor way.  This can be hard to accomplish unless those individuals “buy in” and the benefit outweighs the...

The Next Generation of Safety Professionals

The Next Generation of Safety Professionals

What will the next generation of safety professionals look like?  Will they fly around on hover boards?  Will they don PPE which includes a hard hat and safety glasses with built-in sensors, notifying them exactly where and what safety rule/regulation is being broken and the quickest...

Elon Musk – A Lesson in Safety Leadership

Elon Musk – A Lesson in Safety Leadership

Tesla, the foremost electric automobile manufacturer in the United States, has charted injuries at a rate 30% higher than industry averages in 2014 and 2015 at its plant in Fremont, California. CEO Elon Musk has insisted publicly that safety is the number one priority at Tesla.  Changes...

A Recent Discussion Regarding the Use of Arc Flash Tables

A Recent Discussion Regarding the Use of Arc Flash Tables

Just the other day I was speaking with another arc flash professional and the question was asked, “Why does the NFPA 70E allow for companies to use the tables, knowing that some companies cannot guarantee they meet the parameters laid out in the tables?” The answer to this quesiton is...

Are You Ready? A Guide to Emergency Preparedness

Are You Ready? A Guide to Emergency Preparedness

This is Part I of our two part blog series on emergency preparedness. In Part I, we will discuss how to best safeguard yourself, your family as well as your home from dangerous situations. In Part II, we will explore how to protect your business in the event of an emergency. How Do You...