Author Archives: Charles

OSHA Q & A for charging employees for use of company provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)

 Question #1: Are employers allowed to charge employees a deposit for protective equipment when the PPE is issued to the employee? If so, is the employer required to have authorization from the employee to make a payroll deduction for such a … Continue reading

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John Hoberg, President of John Hoberg Company, killed in Green Bay industrial accident

From the Brown County Library’s archives of Green Bay newspapers, one hundred and eleven years ago the death of John Hoberg made front-page news. Sourcing and verbatim reporting appear in italics: Green Bay Advocate, Monday, July 11, 1904 JOHN HOBERG … Continue reading

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Fault Finding and Safety at Your Facility

Everyone who gets up in the morning to go to work fully expects that they will return home at the end of the day. Doesn’t always happen! And whose fault is that? Most of us drove to work today. How … Continue reading

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5 Written Programs an OSHA Inspector May Ask To See

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance involves maintaining several mandatory written programs and records. The following is a management checklist of 5 of the most common written programs and records that an OSHA inspector might ask to see.

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Workplace Safety and Green Bay’s Industrial Park Communities.

Starting in the 1970s and continuing into the 90s, the concept of industrial parks spurred the imagination of city planners and businesses alike.  Soon industrial parks started popping up faster than onion sprouts in the valuable agriculture land the parks … Continue reading

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Why small business’s need to consider safety training

I believe that safety is an integral part of business success, and that it must rank equally with production and quality. Six years of Navy experience and over 40 years in the private sector has taught me the value of building an esprite de … Continue reading

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Lessons to Learn from the Upper Big Branch Mine and the Deep Water Horizon

Remember Don Blinkenship? He was the CEO of Massey Energy Company’s Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia that suffered the explosion on April 5th, 2010 that killed 29 miners and injured several others.  As battalions of news reporters assembled … Continue reading

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My Free Power Point Safety Videos

Please see my download page for some free power point safety presentations.

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