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We Can Help You Develop Your Own Mobile App

May 28, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
We Can Help You Develop Your Own Mobile App

  Here at SafetyAwakenings.com, we’ve been heavily involved with occupational safety and health apps for nearly ten years now.  I’ve reviewed and rated hundreds of apps, both iphone/ipad and Android.  In the last few years I’ve:  participated in the development of new apps, written safety app articles for national magazines, and spoken at safety conferences […]

IR Thermography Prevents Fires & Breakdowns

May 21, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
IR Thermography Prevents Fires & Breakdowns

    Keep your factory up and running by spotting problems before they happen.  The above photo is an infrared (IR) thermographic image (courtesy of FLIR Thermography) of an electrical panel.   It clearly shows a hot spot, that if not corrected could result in a fire!  IR thermography can also detect hot bearings and overheated motors. […]

Chemical Data Sheets For Non-Technical People

May 14, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Chemical Data Sheets For Non-Technical People

    Ever try to explain a MSDS or SDS sheet to a non-technical person?  It’s really tough to communicate advanced scientific terminology to employees who have little education in this area – especially if English is their second language. The CDC has developed downloadable fact sheets on hundreds of chemicals that explain their hazardous properties […]

Safety Perception Surveys

April 30, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Safety Perception Surveys

    Dr Dan Petersen told me that one of the signs of a world class safety program is when employees perceive the program positively.  But how can you determine if your employees perceive your safety program positively? Employee perception surveys are a popular way to determine what your employees really think about something.  Such surveys […]

Free Resources from Creative Safety Supply

April 25, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Free Resources from Creative Safety Supply

  Our friends at Creative Safety Supply, a leader in visual safety, offer free and useful resources including dozens of articles, guides, infographics and more to help improve your workplace.  Below are links to some of their free resources you can read, download, and use today. Articles – These articles will help you learn about […]

Top 10 Android Safety Apps

April 23, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Top 10 Android Safety Apps

  – Top 10 Android Safety Apps During the last three years we’ve reviewed hundreds of Google Android safety apps.  We’re often asked by workplace safety professionals – “Which of these apps are our all time favorites?” If told that we could only use ten Google Android safety apps ever again, the below apps (in no particular […]

Free Chemical Hazard Guides

April 1, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Free Chemical Hazard Guides

    A chemical hazards guide that I often take with me into the field is The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards.  It is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals.  The information found in this guide will help users recognize and […]

Free Infographic On “Shift Work Hazards & Their Control”

March 26, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Free Infographic On “Shift Work Hazards & Their Control”

    Recently, numerous studies have scientists proclaiming that shift work can negatively impact both short and long-term health.   This free infographic, created by Eastern Kentucky University’s Online Bachelor’s in Occupational Safety, examines such potential health hazards, while also offering tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle working under such conditions.   If […]

Does Your Company Use Cancer Causing Chemicals?

March 23, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
Does Your Company Use Cancer Causing Chemicals?

    IARC Monographs are published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).  “The monographs represent the first step in carcinogen risk assessment”.  Each Monograph is 400 – 600 pages long and available as a free, downloadable PDF file. If your company works with chemicals, you should definitely check to see if there are any […]

What’s The Best Measure Of Safety Culture?

February 25, 2018 Dave Weber No Comments
What’s The Best Measure Of Safety Culture?

    In my 40 year safety career, I’ve found that companies with the lowest turnover rates in their type of industry usually also have low accident rates and excellent safety cultures.  While there are certainly more precise and scientific measures of safety culture,  I believe that turnover rates provide the best quick, easy, and cheap “snapshot” of an organizations’ culture. Turnover is […]

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