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The Current State Of Workplace Safety

April 24, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
The Current State Of Workplace Safety

  Our friends at Eastern Kentucky University recently contacted me and asked if I’d share an infographic they developed with you.  It’s entitled “The Current State of Workplace Safety in the U.S.“. Below is this excellent inforgraphic for your review.  It’s well done and contains lots of great information.   Eastern Kentucky University Online     If you […]

33 Examples of Light Duty (Transitional) Jobs

April 11, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
33 Examples of Light Duty (Transitional) Jobs

    Examples of Light Duty (Transitional) Jobs   Getting an injured worker back to work as soon as possible after an on-the-job injury is an important way to control the cost of a workers compensation claim.   Offering light duty (transitional) jobs to an employee who is released to return to work with medical restrictions can reduce the impact […]

15 Free On-Line Safety Magazines

April 3, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
15 Free On-Line Safety Magazines

    15 Free On-Line Safety Magazines   Reading safety magazines is an excellent way to stay on top of the latest safety related – products, websites, regulations, equipment, and events.  The following are our 16 favorite free on-line workplace safety and health magazines (in no particular order).    Safety + Health is the National Safety Councils’ award-winning monthly […]

When Do You Need a Toxicologist?

March 20, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
When Do You Need a Toxicologist?

    Toxicology is defined as the science of poisons.  It involves the study of the effects of chemicals on living organisms.  A toxicologist is one who specializes in the study of the effects of poisons on the human body. Toxicology is a broad field of study.  Some toxicologists specialize in “product safety”, while others specialize in “industrial & occupational toxicology”.   It […]

On-the-Job Stretching Programs

March 5, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
On-the-Job Stretching Programs

  – On-the-Job Stretching Programs   Workplace on-the-job stretching programs are controversial, some safety professionals believe in them while others think they are a waste of time. I developed a highly successful on-the-job stretching program at one large manufacturer.  After a few weeks into the program, the union employees liked stretching so much that when their supervisor was sick, they’d just go ahead […]

You Didn’t Learn This At Safety School!

February 28, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
You Didn’t Learn This At Safety School!

    I started SafetyAwakenings.com nine years ago this month.  Since its’ inception, I’ve published over 600 articles on best safety practices and safety excellence. I wrote these articles from the unique perspective of someone with 40-years of experience as a: safety consultant, OSHA inspector, university professor, and EHS manager at five corporations.   These […]

30 iPad Sound Measurement Apps Reviewed

December 26, 2016 Dave Weber No Comments
30 iPad Sound Measurement Apps Reviewed

Here’s a critical review of 30 low cost sound level meter apps. See how each one compares to a $2,000 precision sound level meter!

When It Comes To Work Safety, Who Does It Better – USA or Canada?

November 17, 2016 Dave Weber No Comments
When It Comes To Work Safety, Who Does It Better – USA or Canada?

  Who Does Work Safety The Best – USA or Canada?   I have worked in the occupational safety and health field for over 40 years.   I worked in the USA for most of that time, although I did work extensively throughout Canada from 2000 – 2007.  For about five years, I worked for […]

40 Articles For HR Professionals With Safety Responsibilities

November 13, 2016 Dave Weber No Comments
40 Articles For HR Professionals With Safety Responsibilities

  – Articles For HR Professionals With Safety Responsibilities     These days, we often find that HR professionals also have safety responsibilities – At many medium and small-sized companies, managers will wear two hats.  For example, the HR manager may be responsible for both HR duties and administering the occupational safety and health program. […]

75 Free Warehouse, Dock, & Forklift Safety Resources

November 3, 2016 Dave Weber No Comments
75 Free Warehouse, Dock, & Forklift Safety Resources

  Warehouse & Forklift Safety Resources   Below are links to our favorite free safety resources for employees who work  with forklifts in warehousing, loading docks and distribution.  These best safety practices include: tool box talks, bulletins, fact sheets, safety rules, posters, checklists, model programs, PowerPoints and videos.  Please feel free to tell your friends […]

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