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There’s No OSHA In Canada – They’ve Got Something Better

July 24, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
There’s No OSHA In Canada – They’ve Got Something Better

  Canada does not have an OSHA.  Canada’s workplace safety and health standards are very different then the OSHA standards here in the USA.  In fact, the Canadian workplace OH&S regulations (and their enforcement) are better and more effective than what the USA is doing with their OSHA regulations. To find out everything you need […]

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Reduce Heat Stress with Fans

July 17, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
Reduce Heat Stress with Fans

  An effective method of cooling workers is to use a fan to increase air movement on, and around, the worker.  Fans increase the evaporative cooling effect on workers’ skin, and they help to remove the heat produced by production processes and machinery. Some employers allow employees to bring in their own little, consumer type fans from […]

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It’s HOT Out There!

July 10, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
It’s HOT Out There!

    With much of the USA stuck in the middle of a heat wave, we wanted to remind everyone that Safety Awakenings has three articles (below) on heat stress prevention.  Please be sure to tell others who also have employees working in hot environments about these free resources! Heat Stress Tips Heat Stress Resources Reduce Heat Stress […]

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How to Handle Excessive Heat Exposure at Work

July 3, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
How to Handle Excessive Heat Exposure at Work

    While working in extreme temperatures, a buddy system should be used. Look out for one another and be alert for the symptoms of heat stress. Inexperienced workers may need special attention as they may continue to work beyond the point at which signs of heat strain appear. People are generally unable to notice […]

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101 Free Heat Stress Resources

June 25, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
101 Free Heat Stress Resources

       Heat Stress Resources   Below are links to our favorite free on-line heat stress resources (posters, bulletins, videos, alerts, Power Points, apps).  You may want to incorporate some of these valuable heat stress resources into your employee heat stress prevention program.      It’s HOT out there!      OSHA’s heat safety app (Android, […]

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14 Heat Stress Tips

June 18, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
14 Heat Stress Tips

    I’ve worked at factories that had extremely hot operations!   Under normal operating conditions, the temperatures on the work floor would exceed 100 degrees.  You add to that a mid-summer heat wave, and you have a dangerous combination. Here are 14 proven methods you might want to use to help your workers stay cool […]

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Safety Resources For Small Business

May 22, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
Safety Resources For Small Business

    Below are links to our favorite free workplace safety and health resources for small businesses.  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 who work at small businesses about these totally free safety and health resources.   […]

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You Didn’t Learn This At Safety School!

May 21, 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 […]

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40 Articles For HR Professionals With Safety Responsibilities

May 8, 2017 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. […]

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What’s The Best Measure Of Safety Culture?

May 6, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
What’s The Best Measure Of Safety Culture?

    In my 40 year safety career, I’ve found that companies with the lowest turnover rates in their type of industry usually also have low accident rates and excellent safety cultures.  While there are certainly more precise and scientific measures of safety culture,  I believe that turnover rates provide the best quick, easy, and cheap “snapshot” of an organizations’ culture. Turnover is […]

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