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NASP Continues to Grow…

Pete Nemmers is a Safety Specialist at NASP, where he develops new training content for our Learning Management System and aids in technical support for our customers.  He will also begin training for NASP in the upcoming year. Pete spent 8 years in the Army serving as a Military Police Officer which included a tour…

Worker Dies at OSHA VPP site: Status Taken Away?

Companies that are in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) are supposed to be some of the safest facilities in the nation. So, what happens when there’s a workplace fatality at a VPP site? The question has been raised after a fatality at a Louisiana refinery. A contract worker fell into…

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome – Causes and Prevention

Hand arm vibration syndrome is a group of symptoms which accompanies prolong exposure to vibration from the use of hand-held vibrating tools. It is commonly known as HAVS and it affects the fingers, hands and arms – hence the name. The hand arm vibration syndrome is believed to be caused…

Management of Change – Large Pipeline Company Case Study

The company for our pipe line management of change (MOC) case study has over 2,000 employees, multiple business units, areas, and facilities crossing several provincial and local jurisdictions. They do have an existing MOC process, which was good on paper, but not in practice. During an external regulatory audit numerous…

How to carry out fire extinguisher inspection

Fire Extinguisher Inspection is important to ensure that the extinguishers are active and ready for operation. Fire Extinguisher Inspection – Legal Obligation Federal OSHA standard 1910.157(e)(2), requires a visual inspection of all portable extinguishers be performed at least monthly. It also stipulates that mandatory annual inspections and periodic maintenance inspections be…

Safety Around Power Lines:

Working around energized equipment can be very hazardous, it is good to know these helpful tips to prevent yourself from becoming the path to ground electricity is always searching for. Overhead lines: One thing to pay attention to when you are at your job site is your location and proximity…

INVESTING IN SAFETY AT WORK: 5 KEYS

Achieving the expected results, being efficient, improving productivity, meeting customers’ expectations and generating growth are some of the many challenges we face whether working in the industrial sector or in any other type of organization for that matter. However, this daily dynamic should not make us forget something as important…

When safety becomes BORING!

We have attended thousands of safety meetings where the body language of the people coming in clearly indicates they don’t want to be there and that they have more important things to be doing. Experience has told them that safety meetings are more TELL than share and more LISTEN than…