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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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33 Examples of Light Duty (Transitional) Jobs

August 2, 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 […]

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40 Articles For HR Professionals With Safety Responsibilities

July 30, 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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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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