The SafetyPro Podcast - Helping you manage workplace safety one episode at a time! show

The SafetyPro Podcast - Helping you manage workplace safety one episode at a time!

Summary: The SafetyPro Podcast, where I discuss OSHA workplace safety topics, including OSHA Industrial safety, OSHA Construction safety, OSHA VPP, ANSI, NIOSH, Safety Management best practices and more. You get real, actionable tips and tricks as well as downloadable tools listeners can use right away! No platitudes. No guru speak. No 3-minute sage-talk. While employers are ultimately responsible for ensuring worker safety and health, the SafetyPro Podcast will provide you with OSHA and workplace safety tips and tricks to effectively manage safety in the workplace. You get real information including downloadable tools to use right away. Check out for full articles and downloads to other materials. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a single episode. And don't forget to leave us a rating and review so we can improve the podcast and so that others can find us!

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 042: 7 Ways to Prevent Ergonomics Injuries | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:33

Opinions vary on how to define an ergonomics injury, and the definition of the term may depend on the context. However, ergonomic injuries are often described by the term “musculoskeletal disorders” or “MSDs.” This is the term that refers collectively to a group of injuries and illnesses that affect the musculoskeletal system.

 041: 7 Elements to an Emergency Action Plan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:28

How would you escape from your workplace in an emergency? Do you know where all the exits are located? What about a 2nd way out? A safety plan is needed, let' talk about that in this episode.

 040: Trenching and Excavation Safety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:55

Mentioned in this episode: OSHA Sloping/Benching Diagrams

 039: Vacation Message - Off the Job Safety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 04:40

Final vacation week! Thanks for being loyal listeners. I wanted to remind everyone in this quick episode about taking safety with when you leave work. I may put together an episode about this topic soon. Share your off-the-job safety tips by sending me an email to Don't forget to visit our incredible partners in safety: Be safe out there!

 038: 6 Steps to an Effective HAZCOM Safety Program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:26

I am on vacation! But, I still managed to get a quick episode out for all my awesome listeners. 6 Steps to an Effective Hazard Communication Program for Employers That Use Hazardous Chemicals! Email comments or questions to

 037: Safety for Tree Trimmers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:01

Recently, I was thinking about some of the seasonal work we need done at our homes as well as at our businesses. And that got me thinking about tree trimmers. And it hit me, when it comes to workplace safety, it is easy to overlook the folks that do some of this work, either at our homes or when we hire these companies to help us maintain our facilities.

 036: Confined Space Entry Safety Part 3: Rescue Teams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:58

In the last couple of episodes I dance around the rescue team parts of the standard. I want to get into that section here. Get ALL the freebies from this podcast using the link at the BOTTOM of the show notes.

 035: Confined Spaces Pt 2 - Safety with Entry Permits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:34

Mentioned in this episode: This is part 2 in a series about confined space entry, the requirements including training and entry procedures and we will wrap the series up with some tips, interpretations and examples written programs.

 034: Confined Space Entry Safety Pt 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:26

I want to get into confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces. I need to break this topic up into a couple of different episodes, beginning with a general introduction to terms, definitions, emergency response and some training requirements before getting into specifics around the actual entry permits and entry procedures like monitoring in the next episode.

 033: Lean Safety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:57

In this episode I want to talk about Lean manufacturing principles and how it can help you transform safety in your organization. If you listen to this podcast regularly (and I hope you do!) you probably have heard me tell you to go look at what tools the lean or quality folks are using in your organization. And there is a good reason for that. They CAN help you improve safety processes.

 032: Is Online Safety Training Effective? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:26

Online safety training has come a LONG way from what it was even 5 years ago. Technology like mobile devices and apps has made digesting information easier and more interactive. So in this episode I want to focus on what works best as far as online safety training goes, and what to avoid. Please share your thoughts by sending an email to

 031: A Process to Change Workplace Safety Culture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:19

Changing Workplace Safety Culture: do you have a process for change? One example is the ADKAR Model (again, just ONE example). This is a framework for understanding change at an individual level. It has 5 elements, or building blocks, that bus be in place for real change. I talk about this model in this episode! Send emails to Be sure to support our partners in safety by visiting

 030: Determining Work-relatedness for Safety Injuries and Illnesses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:52

Be sure to visit and you can send emails to As we know, the language of the OSH Act limits the recording requirements to injuries or illnesses that are "work-related." The Act uses, but does not define, this term. I break it all down in this episode covering how to determine whether an injury or illness is indeed work-related.

 029: Safety Meetings that Succeed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:15

Visit for the full show notes. Safety meetings; ask yourself, what information is important enough to pull employees together once a week, or once a month and sit down to review? This can be difficult. Fear not! I break it all down in this episode. I challenge each of you to identify what is most important about your business that warrant a regular meeting, decide which team members should be involved, set up a time and get on with improving safety in your business.

 028: Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Program | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:10

Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. OSHA requires employers to protect employees who are occupationally exposed to blood or Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM). Do you have a written BBP safety program? Let's talk about how to set one up! Visit for more workplace safety information. Send questions/comments to


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