Category Archives: hazard assessment

Four Steps for Managing Employees from Afar (from Construction Business Owner)

Follow these steps to avoid OSHA violations and ensure your workforce values safety and professionalism regardless of who is watching. Written by: Howard Mavity Published: June 1, 2014      A CEO friend of mine was trying to exit a … Continue reading

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Protecting Workers At Customers’ Homes and Work Sites

Construction employers have made progress in managing individual employees and crews at multiemployer sites. Similarly, although mistakes still occur, we’ve got over 40 years experience complying with OSHA on the shop floor. Unfortunately, neither setting represents the increasingly common work … Continue reading

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OSHA Citations, Lost Production and Getting Lean

In our competitive environment, every manufacturer struggles to do more with less and to find capital for “non-production” areas, such as maintenance, safety, training, housekeeping and HR.  If done in a shortsighted fashion, the employer learns through painful experience the … Continue reading

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Great Safety Info from “Plant Engineering”

I enjoy articles THAT I discover in Plant Engineering because one of my (many) goals is to obtain more coordination between the safety, engineering, maintenance and purchasing functions.  Management of Change (MOC) affects far more than PSM, combustible dust and guarding and … Continue reading

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I’m Not an Engineer! What Do I Care About Management of Change?!

Although OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard may be the most challenging of OSHA’s regulations, the PSM standard, along with NFPA consensus standards about combustible dust have raised the topic of the importance of management of change (MOC) outside of … Continue reading

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How Do You Protect Employees Away From the Company?

Many employees work alone at a customer’s site or on the road with no immediate supervision or the presence of a safety professional to check for hazards. Many employees, such as journeymen electricians and NCCCO crane operators are trained to … Continue reading

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OHS Online: More About “Why Do Employees Choose To Get Hurt?”

OHS Blog: Why Do Employees Choose to Get Hurt? August 1, 2013 05:13 by Howard Mavity Despite having handled nearly 500 workplace fatalities, I once found myself hanging three stories from a gutter because I had wedged a piece of … Continue reading

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