Energy efficiency – it’s not just a catch phrase. It is something we can all take part in to ease the burden on the power grid and to our rate payers. This a very popular and appropriate term being used quite extensively these days, certainly in our field of wastewater treatment we can and do […]
On the Safe Side…SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY
On the Safe Side… Slip Slidin’ Away By Chris Hipkiss “Slip Slidin’ Away” is a title to a Simon and Garfunkel song written back in 1975, that, except for the title, has nothing to do with this article. What I wish to discuss is Slips, Trips and Falls; according to OSHA these accidents rank second only […]
On the Safe Side…Should You Track Near Misses?
Should You Track Near Misses? Should you track near misses at your place of employment? That is a good question, and if you don’t track near misses why not? A near miss is a warning sign that something is wrong and should be investigated with a corrective action taken. So your boss may not like […]
On the Safe Side…NFPA 70E the Standard for Workplace Electrical Safety
On the Safe Side…NFPA 70E the Standard for Workplace Electrical Safety NFPA 70E 2004 Edition has several significant changes. The major change is an emphasis on safe work practices. It establishes thresholds for worker protective apparel based on exposure to arc hazard risk and is designed to protect workers that install, maintain or repair electrical […]