Housekeeping Tip

The 40 year-old man was shocked by the disaster before him.  He didn’t know how anyone could survive these conditions.  He could only hope that somewhere in the overwhelming destruction he would find his 16-year- old son.  Walking was virtually impossible with so many things strewn across his path.  “Danny! Danny!” he whispered, as he read more

Foot Protection Tip

Police dogs in Duesseldorf Germany have been fitted with special booties to protect their feet from broken glass bottles from drunken party revelers. The blue shoes match the police uniforms and the dogs require training to walk in the shoes. Similar shoes are used by dogs in Alaska for walking on ice. OSHA has requirements read more

Accident Investigation

A city slicker stopped to ask a farmer for directions. Noticing the dog sitting at the farmer’s feet, he asked “Does your dog bite?” The Farmer replied “Nope.” So, the stranger was very surprised when he bent down to pet the dog and it bit him! “I thought your dog doesn’t bite!” yelled the man. The read more

Fall Prevention Tip

Are your employees “catapedamanics”? They are if they are obsessed with jumping from high places. If their thing is falling from high places, like ladders or scaffolds, the correct term is either “unsafe employees” or “unsafe employer”! Falls are one of the most frequent causes of employee injuries and are also related to several of read more

Compliance Tip

Two trucks loaded with thousands of copies of Roget’s Thesaurus collided as they left a New York publishing house. According to a newspaper report, witnesses were astonished, stunned, startled, flabbergasted, taken aback, stupefied… It takes a lot more than a thesaurus to understand the meaning of complex OSHA and EPA regulations. The OSHA requirements for read more

Warning Signs Tip

A man enters a little country store and sees a sign reading “Danger! Beware of Dog.” Just inside the door, he sees an old hound dog lying asleep on the floor. “Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?” says the man to the clerk. “Yep,” replies the clerk. “Before I posted that sign, read more

Safety Awareness Tip

An American Admiral, spotting a blip on the radar screen, told his radio operator to send a message to the other ship to alter its course 15 degrees. The reply came back, “You need to change your course 15 degrees.”  The Admiral grabbed the microphone and snapped “You change your course.  I am an Admiral read more