Category Archives: Hazard Control

Tips to Help Your Teen Survive Prom

Introduction It is that time of year again. Maybe this year it is your teen who will be attending Prom. Prom is an excellent time for parent and teen, and it marks the closure of the teen’s formal education and … Continue reading

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Falls Leading Cause of Death

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In addition to falls from scaffolding, there are falls from open-sided floors or through floor openings. Falls from as little as six feet can cause serious lost-time accidents and … Continue reading

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Is Your Home Trying to Kill You?

You might not know this, but the average American home can be a dangerous place to live. This is because of the hazards we create and allow to exist in our homes. The leading causes of accidental deaths are a … Continue reading

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It won’t happen to me!

Staying safe is really a matter of belief. When I did dangerous things as a child, which I thought were safe, my parents set me straight. Later when I went bungee jumping, which I thought was safe, my friends set me straight. When … Continue reading

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Flash Floods and Flooding can be deadly

The flooding in Missouri and Ohio is just the most recent event. Heavy rains are being experienced. These events range from a real nuisance to outdoor activities to creating very serious life-threatening events. The hazards that come with flooding include lightning, reduced visibility when driving, hydroplaning, and the very … Continue reading

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If you want to prevent injuries and illnesses consider making safety a habit!

Through my years as a safety professional, I noticed that some days workers would comply with rules, standards, and protective clothing and equipment requirements while at other times they would not. I have trained workers these requirements as well as … Continue reading

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Make Safety Training and Presentations Accessible

It may not sound very innovative to make training accessible for all students who attend, but the truth is that this is not normally done, and any effort put forth to facilitate learning is indeed innovative. This method can be … Continue reading

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