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About Fred Fanning Author

Fred Fanning spent over 20 years in the safety profession. His final safety position was as the Director of Occupational Safety and Health for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He began writing in 1994, published his first book in 1998, and began writing professionally in 2015. He has authored and coauthored articles, written books, and chapters for technical books and stories for anthologies.

What I learned from An Inconvenient Truth

I first learned about protecting the environment in sixth grade. At that time, the focus was on not polluting the planet. Near the end of that year, I earned first place in pollution prevention poster contest. For the rest of … Continue reading

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Management Must Control Hazards

In today’s market place there is an emphasis on rebuilding or redefining companies and organizations so they are lean, cost effective, and capable of competing in the world economy. As businesses change to meet this new challenge it is essential … Continue reading

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Older Adults need our help this Summer

Each year I read about older adults who died from the heat. It is saddest when I hear that many of them died alone in apartments with all the windows closed, no fan, or air conditioning. Many that die do … Continue reading

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Exercise Right in Hot Weather

With the extreme temperatures experienced in the summer months, heat stress injuries are a serious threat. This threat increases when you exercise. Many heat injuries occur during the hottest periods of the day, during periods of physical stress, to personnel who … Continue reading

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What do you know about Heat Injury Prevention?

Hot weather is certainly here and with it comes the risk of heat illnesses.  The good news is that these illnesses can be prevented by simple precautions.  These precautions include: drinking plenty of fluids before, during, and after activities; limiting … Continue reading

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How do you use hazard awareness material?

Materials are the easiest and cheapest method to raise awareness. Unfortunately, they are also the least effective. This method consists of putting posters on bulletin boards, handing out brochures, giving employees buttons to wear or bumper stickers for their cars, … Continue reading

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How do you Raise Awareness of Hazard?

Some people think hazard awareness is simply putting up posters and OSHA violations on bulletin boards for employees to see. That is part of it, but if that is all you are doing, you are wasting everyone’s time and money. … Continue reading

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