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Are You a Competent Person in OSHA’s Eyes?

Anyone who has some degree of responsibility for worker safety is probably familiar with OSHA’s requirement that safety oversight be handled by a “competent person.” But what exactly does that mean? What makes an individual “competent” in OSHA’s eyes?

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Watch Your Six

What makes matters worse is that once a back has experienced trauma, it will never fully recover. No wonder so many view back pain as inevitable as death and taxes.

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Safety Update: Time To Go Hands-On

Last year, the CSD Pool suffered its first on-the-job fatality in years. It was followed by two more workplace deaths by the year’s end. Any death is tragic, and the fact that these were potentially preventable presses the point that safety is of critical importance because of the human and financial costs if proper safeguards aren’t taken.

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Better Discipline for Safety Violations

Even if they were not mandated by law, workplace safety programs benefit workers and employers alike by reducing the number of injuries, enhancing productivity, and even improving the quality of work performed. When everyone knows and follows the rules, everyone benefits from a safer workplace.

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Seven Useful Strategies that Set the Tone for Safety

Safety Management Group advises our member on how to set the right safety tone and establish a culture of safety among district employees. Maintaining buy-in from your team is crucial to keeping safety a top priority at your organization, reducing risk, and keeping financial losses at a minimum.

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Emergency Response Procedures: Coping with Power Outage

When most of us think about emergency planning, we think about fires, earthquakes and other large scale disasters. It is also important to consider much more routine, but potentially damaging and costly events such as power failures. How will you cope when a power outage interrupts work at your district?

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AED Maintenance: Is Your AED Ready to Save a Life?

Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) are instrumental in diagnosing and treating heart-related emergencies. In Colorado, the law does not require any employer to have AEDs, but their effectiveness in preventing loss of life makes them something every district should consider owning.

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Real Safety Begins with Real Values

Company safety culture should go beyond regulations and equipment to provide a clear sense that safe practices are an important part of everything the company does. Ron Hanson of Safety Management Group shows how to establish that culture in your company.

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Using NFPA 70E to Guide Your Electrical Safety Program

The NFPA 70E standard focuses on the safety of workers exposed to electrical hazards including electric shock, arc flash, and arc blast. OSHA’s general duty clause calls upon employers to furnish a place of employment free from recognized hazards that can cause death or serious physical harm, and what’s outlined in NFPA 70E addresses those issues as they relate to electricity.

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Real Safety Begins with Real Values

How can you make your work site a safer place? Many employers take an approach that’s similar to the one used by OSHA: they set strict rules and then dole out stricter penalties when those rules are violated. That kind of approach can improve a company’s safety record.

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