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Skin Is Handy, So Protect It

By Susen Trail in Good Safety Practices

05/07/2020

Depending on who you ask, or which website you read, (I agree with the CDC) skin is the largest organ on the body.  Skin comprises 10% of body mass, usually weighing in at about 8 pounds, and has an area the size of the average house doorway.  Skin is the body’s first line of...

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How Does Noise Work

By Susen Trail in Good Safety Practices

04/27/2020

How does noise work?  You don’t have to take a physics class to know the phrase ‘sound waves’.  This is a correct term to use when talking about noise.

You know when that car drives up beside you with the radio blaring and you can feel your car vibrate? ...

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Short Take on OSHA Biohazards

By Susen Trail in Good Safety Practices

04/22/2020

OSHA standards have very limited coverage of biohazards.  Even 1910.1030, the Bloodborne Pathogen standard only related to exposure to human blood, totally ignoring the variety of diseases, such as coronaviruses, that can be transmitted from animal blood or saliva to humans via inhalation...

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How Technology Can Assist with Social Distancing

By Mike Harper in Safety Culture

04/05/2020

The adoption of safety management technology spans everywhere from a few paper forms sitting around the office to completely automated desktop and mobile apps.  Most companies fall into the majority category of having some form of technology to help manage safety processes but are still...

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List of Steps to Manage Return to Work After the Quarantine

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/30/2020

Recently I came across bing.com/covid with a map of all the countries in the world and the statistics about the disease at each location.  Very user friendly with small dots for few confirmed COVID-19 cases and large dots for...

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Case Study of the Diamond Princess Coronavirus Outbreak

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/23/2020

On January 21,2020 an 80 year old Hong Kong man came aboard the Diamond Princess, a cruise ship, and he disembarked on January 26th.  On February 1, 2020 he tested positive for COVID-19.  On February 3rd the Diamond Princess docked in Japan’s Yokohama port and the...

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Celebrating International Women's Day - Alice Hamilton

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/08/2020

Happy International Women’s Day!

And what better way to celebrate than to share some information about one of America’s first Industrial Hygienists: Alice Hamilton!

Alice was born in 1869 in New York but lived most of her life in Illinois.  During her life she was...

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Is Your Rearview Mirror Larger Than Your Windshield?

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

03/01/2020

Business owners or managers, when you advertise your business, do you showcase how many days since you last failed?  You don't.  Yet every day most employees pass a sign that boldly reports the number of days since hazards in your workplace hurt a fellow employee. 

When...

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Specifics Steps To Reduce Transmission of Coronavirus, Flu, and Colds in Your Workplace

By Susen Trail in Good Safety Practices

02/23/2020

The source of infectious disease is people.  Only a business with no employees can afford to fail to plan for the effect of illnesses on meeting production deadlines and quality products.  (For more information on viral  respiratory infections click on this

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Root Cause Analysis vs Behavior-Based Safety, Part II

By Susen Trail in Safety Culture

11/03/2019

In Part I we learned from an article by Lee Shelby called

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