Monthly Archives: November 2016


EPA Puts the Formal in Formaldehyde

If there is one thing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is known for, it would have to be regulations. Over the last several years, virtually no agency in the U.S. federal government has been more prolific in administering rules and regulations than the EPA. And people wonder why the economy is in such a [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:18+00:00November 29th, 2016|Safety Matters|

‘Tis (Always) the Season for This Safety!

There may be a certain time of the year where we always hear about a "fire season" - and it is usually the spring and summer months. But mitigating risks and eliminating fire hazards is a year-round proposition, and it's something that we are often neglectful in discussing in the name of public service. Even [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:21+00:00November 25th, 2016|Safety Matters|

Do We Listen to Forklift Specialists About Safety?

If we don't, maybe that could be part of the problem with our safety. I'm not saying this person in particular has all the answers, but don't you think it would be helpful from a safety perspective to pay attention to what is going on on the floor, which is where 90 percent of worksite [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:22+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Safety Matters|

Factoring in Great Leadership

Many people are OK with being followers. And while there are some who don't mind being leaders, and in fact might actually embrace the role, being a leader takes more than just standing in front of people and telling them where to go and how to do something. At the heart of having leadership, there [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:23+00:00November 18th, 2016|Safety Matters|

Uniting the Kingdom Against Silica

Silica is not just a blessing and a curse in the United States and Canada. Our former occupiers are dealing with the same wonderful but dangerous material. Silica, which comes from silicon, which is found very abundantly in beach sand, has revolutionized a lot of industry over the last 100 years, and has a lot [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:28+00:00November 8th, 2016|Safety Matters|

Flying the Unfriendly Skies?

There are reasons to love flying in an airplane, and of course we all have our reasons for hating it and just wanting to load up our personal vehicle and drive cross-country. When we take a customer-satisfaction survey of airlines, there is a chance that we may have a small minority of people who like [...]

2017-05-09T10:20:30+00:00November 4th, 2016|Safety Matters|