My family recently visited Boston and stopped in at the New England Aquarium. A big “Safety Shout-Out” to the caretakers in charge of the penguin exhibit!  They have installed mats (see arrows) to protect their feathered friends from slipping on the wet rocks. Safety should be on your mind everyday, everywhere, for everybody – human, … Read More


OSHA’s 1910 subpart S requires training for any employee who may come in contact with an electrical hazard.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is OSHA’s go-to resource on best practices necessary for electrical safety. NFPA updates their 70E standard every 3 years, with their most recent … Read More


  As previously posted, the Silica Rule (Construction) was slated to take effect in June of this year.  After some delay, the rule officially takes effect Saturday, September 23, 2017. Check out OSHA’s fact sheet on the Crystalline Silica Rule: Construction. Are you prepared?  We can help… Air sampling Silica awareness training Respiratory training Pulmonary function tests … Read More


Picture above:  Ed O’Brien, Safety Trainer & Consultant, conducts hands-on portable fire extinguisher training at Aurora BayCare Medical Center   According to the National Fire Data Center, national estimates for nonresidential building fires and losses in 2015, the most recent year for which data are available, include: Fires: 104,600 Deaths: 70 Injuries: 1,325 Dollar loss: … Read More


My son, Cole, and I recently spent the day together running errands.  Our last stop was a gas station to fill up my tank.  Cole had been such a trooper throughout the day –patiently waiting as I browsed through stores, carrying packages, holding doors.  As such, I told him he could get a treat from … Read More


The dangerous nature of confined spaces requires us to be hyper-vigilant regarding worker safety. For those of you familiar with potentially hazardous atmospheres, you recognize that many hazardous gases are both colorless and odorless, which is why air monitoring is essential to your confined space safety program.  But even if the hazardous gas has a … Read More


Even our spouses take PPE seriously!  Tom St. John, husband of our scheduler Mary St. John, is decked out in personal protective equipment while grinding old paint from their clothes line.  It may have been 90 degrees and humid, but Tom’s still smiling because he’s safe!


Each year, more than 300,000 people in the U.S. die of sudden cardiac arrest, but performing CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) during a cardiac emergency can help save lives. February is National Heart Month, and the American Red Cross urges Americans to learn CPR and get the training and skills necessary to … Read More