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Confined space incidents claim about 100 lives each year in the US, and sometimes more (over 130 in 2015). As part of Findlay’s on-going mission to provide the best on-site Confined Space Entry (CSE) training, we help our clients parse the stipulations, regulations, and guides that have a province in the confined space arena. Besides

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According to Statista.com, the United States experienced five workplace mass shootings in 2017. Cumulatively, 17 people lost their lives in these tragedies, in workplace types that range from an Ohio nursing home to a west coast UPS facility. A big part of the Findlay All Hazards strategy toward Workplace Violence (WPV) is prevention. Yes, drills that

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Any experienced EHS manager knows that crises, no matter the scale, need to be thought of in terms of “when” and not “if”. All organizations face some manner of serious dilemma at some point, with consequences that can range from production interruptions to injuries or even loss of life. EHS staffers spend their careers anticipating

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Here in Ohio, we deal with a consistent threat of serious impact from bad weather. Like the rest of the Midwest, we think about the consequences of snow and ice in the winter, and flash floods, tornadoes, and extreme heat in the summer months. And as some locals say, “Spring and fall ain’t always picnics,

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At Findlay, we’re in the last steps of preparing for an active shooter drill for a large US appliance manufacturer. Our team will be working with the plant’s security managers, state and local law enforcement, fire services, EMS, and others to stage a mass evacuation as would happen in the event of a person using

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One challenge of emergency response scenarios can be keeping track of those responders, administrators, and volunteers who are attending to the incident. Who is on-site? Is the haz-mat team that was here an hour ago still engaged in a hot zone as the clean-up phase begins elsewhere? Using simple tech to scan the IDs of

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Last week, a federal appeals court upheld an OSHA penalty against a Georgia contractor who failed to provide proper fall protection to an employee who later died as a result of an on-the-job accident. The judgement of the court was that “ineffective training”, as the ruling called it, could not be used as an excuse

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Let’s examine what circumstances might bring compliance officers to your location. OSHA keeps an inspection force of about twenty-one hundred officers (a number that has decreased in recent years), and they are responsible for covering more than 8 million workplaces. There are some random inspections each year, with OSHA arriving without any prior complaint or

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Spotted this week: Another interesting article, from the fall of last year, about workplace safety concerns that accompany the temporary workforce. A trio of Temple University law students recently completed a report that examined on-the-job incidents related to ‘temps’. They found that the number of work-related injuries incurred by temps indicates that much more needs to be

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In some of our recent Tuesday Trainings, we’ve illustrated the OSHA inspection process. Of course, when OSHA discovers a hazardous condition in any workplace that constitutes a breach of regulations, they may impose a fine on the company. Since such fines are relative to the hazard classification, not the size of the business. The current

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