Author: Charles Davenport

LOTO – Lockout Tagout/Blockout

Working on any equipment without first isolating all sources of energy is dangerous and could injure or kill you and/or peers.  Do not perform maintenance on any equipment that requires LOTO unless you have been trained to do so. Hazardous energy

IIPP, Safety Culture & Safety Observation (SOS) cards

As we launch into a brand new year, our top priority is to send everyone home the way they arrived to work. Communication is vital to this goal. The Safety Observation System (SOS) is a communicative and comprehensive tool that

Hazard Communication, GHS & Chemical Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration created the Hazard Communication Standard, commonly called HAZCOM, to protect workers from any chemical hazards they may encounter while on the job. This standard is also used to assist employers in identifying and addressing

Combustible Dust, Housekeeping, Fire Prevention

CalOSHA Training Requirement Satisfied – “Fire Prevention Plan” “Hazard Alert: Combustible Dust Explosions – Combustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when suspended in air in certain conditions. A dust explosion can be catastrophic and cause employee

Back Safety & Proper Lifting

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that LIFTING, PLACING, CARRYING, HOLDING and LOWERING objects accounts for 4 out of 5 (80%) of lower back injuries. Whether you are working in a production zone or in an office environment use the instructions outlined in

Industrial Vehicle Hazards

Feed manufacturing and shipping simply cannot be accomplished without the use of heavy mobile equipment.  Along with the wonderful benefits of these tools come hazards that must be understood and managed.  The September Safety Training Unit provides a few good

Confined Space Safety

Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform certain jobs. A confined space also has limited or restricted means for

Emergency Action Plan – Know what to do and where to go

An emergency action plan (EAP) is a written document required by particular OSHA standards. The purpose of an EAP is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies. Well developed emergency plans and proper employee training (such

First Aid Training: When Seconds Count

Knowing how to respond in the case of a medical emergency is an important skill for many areas of life. Though a safe work environment is our top priority, accidents are sometimes unavoidable. In the case of a major illness

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