Author: Jon Lindskoog

Emergency Action Plan – Ready for Anything

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 that

Our IIPP – At the Heart of a Strong Safety Culture

An effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program is a work-in-process. It evolves and improves as progress is made and priorities are adjusted in the overall goal of injury and illness prevention. Knowledge of the IIPP is an essential part of

First Aid and CPR – Lives Can Be Saved

Knowing how to respond in the case of a medical emergency is an important life skill.  A safe work environment is our top priority, but accidents are sometimes unavoidable. In the case of a major illness or injury it is

Heat Stress – The Preventable Illness

As we enjoy the wonderful (Higher than average) spring temperatures these days, we are reminded of the fast-approaching long and hot days of summer. We must remember the physical dangers associated with working in high heat whether out in the

Fall Protection – Prevention or Arrest?

Did you know that over the last decade there have been about 6000 deaths in the U.S. from falls?  That is a huge number.  There have been real advances in the design and quality of fall arrest PPE which if

PPE and ME = BFF (Best Friends Forever)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has become a fact of life.  There is no question that the correct and consistent use of PPE in the workplace or at home, will reduce injuries.  During this month, the focus of our Safety Observation

LOTO and Safety Instructions

Working on any equipment without first isolating all sources of energy is hazardous duty.  Our plants are full of equipment powered by 480 VAC which has enormous killing power when handled carelessly.  Pressurized air is frequently used to power gates,

Nurturing a Culture of Safety

Whether at work or home, we are in the process of developing the ability to recognize and take action when we observe unsafe behavior or hazardous conditions that could harm us or a coworker.  The Safety Observation System is a

How Come HAZCOM?

How come HAZCOM?  Because we work around chemicals of all kinds and it is important to know how to handle them safely and what to do if we are exposed to them unexpectedly.  Now that Safety Data Sheets conform to

The Danger in Dust

 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