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Where Can I Get FREE High-Quality Safety Photos & Clip Art?

November 12, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
Where Can I Get FREE High-Quality Safety Photos & Clip Art?

    Finding the perfect photo (or piece of clip-art) for a safety article or publication can be time-consuming.  Either the high-quality images are too expensive, or the free images are poor quality. I’ve found three websites that provide safety images that are both free/low-cost  and high-quality.  None of these images have watermarks.  Be sure to review […]

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What’s The Best Safety Certification?

November 6, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
What’s The Best Safety Certification?

    In the last few years, we’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of certifications that occupational safety and health professionals are putting behind their names.  But which ones are the most recognized, the most popular, and indeed the best? To find an answer to this question, we reviewed the certifications that were […]

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Our All Time Favorite Safety Books

October 22, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
Our All Time Favorite Safety Books

    What are the best occupational safety books of all time?  Certainly, there is no definitive answer to this question.   Here’s a list of Safety Awakenings’ all time favorite safety texts, complete with links to where you can purchase them.  Some selections are vintage texts, while others are modern day classics.  Any of […]

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Where Can I Find Safety Reference Books?

October 15, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
Where Can I Find Safety Reference Books?

    Listed below are a few websites where you can purchase popular safety reference books, safety and health consensus standards, and other helpful safety resources – Safety books ANSI safety standards NFPA fire prevention standards  NIOSH occupational health publications ACGIH occupational health publications   When buying safety products (or anything else) THANK YOU for using our links […]

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You Didn’t Learn This At Safety School!

September 24, 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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30 iPad Sound Measurement Apps Reviewed

September 19, 2017 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!

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Why Aren’t There Any More Good New Safety Apps?

September 13, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
Why Aren’t There Any More Good New Safety Apps?

  Why Aren’t There Any More Good New Safety Apps?   Since I started reviewing workplace safety and health apps four years ago, I’ve reviewed over 300 safety apps.   Click here to check out my safety app review “archive”. This last weekend I reviewed the below 15 newly released safety apps: Safety Meeting Anonymous […]

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Everything You Need To Know About “System Safety”

August 28, 2017 Dave Weber No Comments
Everything You Need To Know About “System Safety”

    Here’s a link to a free copy of the Department of Defense’s 98-page publication entitled Standard Practice – System Safety (MIL-STD-882E).  Contractors who build things for the United States’ Department of Defense must comply with these system safety standards.  This publication says: This system safety standard practice is a key element of Systems […]

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When Do You Need a Toxicologist?

August 13, 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 […]

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On-the-Job Stretching Programs

August 3, 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 […]

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