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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 050: Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:11

Workers who do work on or near deenergized electrical parts require training and understanding on how equipment is deenergized and locked /tagged out, how to safely work on or near deenergized parts, and what safeguards to use. This episode covers some safety-related work practices you need to do this type of work.

 049: 8 Tips for Selecting Key Safety Performance Indicators | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:30

How do you measure safety in your workplace to enhance performance and reduce employee downtime? There are several tested methods that Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) leaders use to reduce employee incidents and illnesses. Among the leading methods, which this podcast episode discusses, are Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)–or leading and lagging indicators. Subscribe and listen for more info.

 048: Wearable Tech for Safety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:18

In this takeover podcast episode I visited the offices of Gensuite to talk about wearable tech and the impact it has on safety.

 046: What Are Industry Consensus Standards? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:55

During the first two years of the OSHAct, OSHA was directed to adopt national consensus standards as OSHA standards. Some of these standards were adopted as regulatory text, while others were incorporated by reference. Let's talk about some...

 047: Machine Guarding Safety in 5 Easy Steps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:15

OSHA’s machine guarding standards apply to employers having employees exposed to dangerous moving parts. Listen for more info.

 045: 10 Steps to Improve Driver Safety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:44

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths dipped slightly – 1% – in 2017, claiming 40,100 lives versus the 2016 total of 40,327. The small decline is not necessarily an indication of progress, as much as a leveling off of the steepest two-year increase in more than 50 years.

 044: Safety, Security and Workplace Violence - What's your policy? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:58

Because workplace violence is a growing problem across America, it is good for a company to develop its own company specific worksite safety, security and workplace violence policy and procedures manual.

 043: Workplace Safety Postings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:32

Most public and private employers fall under at least some posting requirements under federal, state, and/or local government laws, regulations, and/or executive orders. These workplace posters (also known as labor law posters or notices) are generally meant to make employees aware of their rights under certain laws or executive orders, or otherwise impart information about the employer and/or the law or executive order. Listen to learn more.

 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.


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