Author Archives: Adam Johnsen

Pool Climbing Walls Make a Splash

Swimming pool climbing walls are one of the newest features at many public aquatics parks around the country. If you haven’t seen one up close, it’s similar to a rock climbing wall sitting on the edge of one of your neighborhood pools.

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Shoring Up Your Dig Safety

The majority of trenching and excavation fatalities revolve around cave-ins. The soil you are excavating weighs a lot more than you may think. Depending on the soil, one cubic yard of earth can weigh up to a ton. This means that even a small accident can become a serious situation very quickly.

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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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The Canary In Your Coal Mine

To ensure your air monitors are taken care of, you will need to perform bump tests and calibration tests to evaluate its functionality and accuracy. The process for bump testing your air monitor varies depending on the type and model of air monitor you have.

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Charting a Safer Future

No successful journey begins with someone blindly setting out without a plan, a goal, or proper gear. Even organizations, like special districts for example, need to have those things established before embarking on any kind of a quest.

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Should Your Team Warm Up Before They Head Out?

Before every workout, big game, or match, athletes warm up or stretch to raise their heart rates and body temperature. This process makes them more alert and improves response times. If this works well for athletes, it may work well for you and your employees.

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Accident Prevention: What’s it Going to Take?

No one wants to see a coworker become seriously injured. Yet every year, millions of people suffer injuries on the job, ranging in severity from minor to life-threatening. We have the choice to be more proactive and safety-minded in the culture of our workplaces.

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Wildfire Safety Tips

With summer here, the risk of wildfires has once again become a concern in Colorado and much of the western US. Many fires are ignited by lightning, so it’s important to be prepared. When assessing your risk, take note of how far structures are from vegetation. Embers can jump to buildings so it’s a good idea to establish a “Safety Zone.”

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