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What Is Safety “Due Diligence”?

May 22, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
What Is Safety “Due Diligence”?

    We’ve all heard that officers, executives, and boards of companies should exercise “due diligence” to ensure that their company meets its workplace safety and health responsibilities.   But what exactly is safety due diligence?  Here’s the best definition we’ve found on safety due diligence.  It also includes a six-step plan on how your company […]

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Asbestos in the Workplace: Five Current Hazards (And Five Ways to Manage It)

May 21, 2015 admin No Comments
Asbestos in the Workplace: Five Current Hazards (And Five Ways to Manage It)

    Industrial manufacturers once considered asbestos a miracle mineral. It was inexpensive, lightweight and extremely versatile; the thin fibers could add a fireproof element to almost any product. As a result, companies made asbestos-laced products throughout most of the 20th century. Everything from factory equipment to industrial materials and consumer products contained the fibers. […]

Safety App Of The Week

May 18, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Safety App Of The Week

–     Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from ♥ to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are […]

Is Your Workforce Protected From Electrical Hazards?

May 15, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Is Your Workforce Protected From Electrical Hazards?

      “The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is the premier non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace.”   Click here to see their three-step self-assessment protocol for evaluating the effectiveness of your workplace electrical safety program.  It will help to improve electrical safety at your workplace. Also, below […]

The Basics Of Workers Compensation Insurance

May 13, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
The Basics Of Workers Compensation Insurance

    In the USA, if an employee is injured on the job, the injured employee will automatically receive pre-defined benefits that will pay for: medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities, and death benefits.   Employers are required to carry workers compensation (WC) insurance to cover these expenses.   The Insurance Information Institute has a detailed primer on WC that can be viewed here.  […]

Ionizing Radiation Safety

May 12, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Ionizing Radiation Safety

    Workplace ionizing radiation exposures that  occupational safety and health professionals sometimes need to deal with include food irradiation, weldment inspections, and the medical use of radiation.  I have listed below some popular Internet resources on ionizing radiation hazards and their control.  This information will provide a primer on the subject for those who want to learn […]

Safety App Of The Week

May 11, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Safety App Of The Week

–             Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from ♥ to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of […]

Flammable Liquids Handout

May 7, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Flammable Liquids Handout

    Click here for a two page employee handout on flammable liquids safety from SafetyInfo.com.   If this website has been helpful to you, please consider supporting us in return  1. Visit any of our advertisers just one time during each visit 2. Purchase something from Amazon.com using this link – Amazon.com  3. Make a donation using PayPal (or credit […]

Dave Weber Presents In Minnesota

May 6, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Dave Weber Presents In Minnesota

  Yesterday Dave Weber, founder of SafetyAwakenings.com, traveled to Minneapolis Minnesota and made two presentations at the Minnesota Safety & Health Conference. Dave’s presentations were entitled “The Best Apple and Android Safety Apps For Your Mobile Device” and “The Ultimate Safety Search Engine”. We’d like that thank all those who attended these talks.  It was great to touch […]

Dermatitis, Skin Diseases and Skin Sensitizers

May 5, 2015 Dave Weber No Comments
Dermatitis, Skin Diseases and Skin Sensitizers

    Many industries have employees who are regularly exposed to coolants or other chemicals.  Sometimes, workers develop a serious case of dermatitis (inflammation of the skin) from long term exposure to industrial chemicals. Two companies that I know of had good success in reducing cases of hand/arm dermatitis caused by machine coolants by using the following controls: Enclose machines to contain […]

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