Safety Topic Blog

Safety Topic Blog

ClickSafety publishes several FREE Toolbox/Tailgate Safety Talk Videos every month! Use them daily or weekly to start a conversation with your workers and help keep SAFETY on their mind every single day!

Toolbox Safety Talks

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    OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting 2017

    Mar 20, 2017

    Recordkeeping and reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses is required by OSHA, specifically in their 29CFR 1904 recordkeeping regulations. In general, OSHA requires that employers under their jurisdiction, with more than 10 employees during the calendar year, to keep records of workplace injuries and illnesses. OSHA requires all employers under their jurisdiction to report certain workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses to OSHA, regardless if the employer is exempt from keeping records. In 2017 OSHA finalized their Improved Tracking Rule to include provisions for electronic data submissions, anti-retaliation protections, and more. Paul Colangelo reviews the 2017 changes and how it can affect a company's safety and health processes.

  • Confined Space Entry for General Industy

    Permit-Required Confined Spaces for General Industry

    Nov 19, 2015

    Requiring workers to enter a confined space that isn't their normal working environment, without the proper training, equipment and qualified supervision is potentially a violation of OSHA requirements. This week Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, REHS reviews OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.146 for General Industry, which regulates employer responsibilities when sending workers into potentially dangerous, permit-required confined spaces.

  • Trenching and Excavation Safety Toolbox Talk with Pete Rice CSP, CIH

    Trenching and Excavation Safety

    Aug 27, 2015

    At least 2 workers are killed every month in trench collapses. OSHA considers Trenching & Excavations to be one of the most hazardous jobs in construction. Do you and your workers know the general rules for safe trenching & excavation? In this toolbox safety talk, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, REHS digs into the details of Trenching and Excavation Safety. Pete reviews trench safety measures, general trenching and excavation rules and the 4 major protective systems used to keep workers safe on the job.

  • Free Toolbox Talk - OSHA Updates Confined Spaces in Construction Standard

    OSHA Updates Confined Spaces in Construction Standard

    Aug 07, 2015

    OSHA's final rule for Confined Spaces in Construction went into effect August 3, 2015. Are you and your coworkers prepared for the changes? This week, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH discusses OSHA's Final Rule for Confined Spaces in Construction, including how it differs from the Confined Spaces in General Industry standard. Pete shares the Top 5 Changes to the CS in Construction rule and why the new rule was enacted. OSHA has instituted a temporary enforcement period that runs from August 3, 205 until October 2, 2015. This grace period gives employers and employees time to get fully trained on the new standard and obtain any safety equipment that might be needed to keep workers safe during Confined Space Entry.

  • Construction Work Zone Flagger Safety Toolbox Talk with Pete Rice, CSP, CIH

    Construction Work Zone Flagger Safety

    Jun 30, 2015

    More than 160 people are injured and 3 people die every day from crashes in construction work zones. Work Zone Flaggers are the first line of defense for road construction workers and are there to help protect the public. It's a critical and dangerous job. This week Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews construction work zone flagger safety. Pete reviews some sobering work zone crash statistics and takes a look at the training necessary to become a Flagger, especially according to California OSHA standards.

  • The 2014 Updates to EM 385-1-1 with Pete Rice, CSP, CIH

    Understanding the 2014 Revisions to EM 385-1-1

    May 12, 2015

    The 2014 revisions to the EM 385-1-1 have been released! If you work on U.S. Government construction projects for NAVFAC, the Air Force CEC, the USACE, the DoD, NASA or the VA, you are likely required to follow EM 385-1-1 requirements. This week Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, REHS reviews the history of the EM 385-1-1 and what it means to workers on government construction projects. Find out who's required to follow the EM 385-1-1 manual, what technical requirements it shares with OSHA's 29 CFR 1926 standard and where it differs. Pete also takes a look at some of the recent changes published in the 2014 Edition of the EM 385-1-1 Manual.

  • Safety Week 2015 Toolbox Talks Days 4 & 5

    Safety Week 2015: Days 4 & 5 - Hand Protection & Safety at Home

    May 01, 2015

    Safety Week 2015 runs from May 3 - May 9, 2015. Now's the time to ensure all your workers are ready to focus on safety! Make sure you watch all the Safety Week 2015 Toolbox Talks and visit for more resources. Day 4 focuses on Hand Protection (PPE) and Paul Colangelo, STS, CHST, CET shares some sobering statistics about preventable worker hand injuries. Paul also reviews the work scenarios where extra caution is needed to keep worker hands safe! Day 5 stresses the importance of Safety at Home and Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, REHS shares the 6 areas around the home where accidents can occur. Make notes so you can help keep you and yours safe at home.

  • Safety Week 2015 Toolbox Safety Talks

    Safety Week 2015: Days 2 & 3 - Worker Health and Soft Tissue Injury

    Apr 22, 2015

    Safety Week 2015 is almost here! Are you and your workers prepared? This Toolbox Safety Talk covers the Day 2 and Day 3 suggested Safety Week topics. ClickSafety is a proud Alliance Partner of Safety Week 2015. Day 2 focuses on Worker Health & Wellness and Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, REHS shares 5 tips from the CDC that can help workers stay safe and healthy on the job. Day 3 focuses on Soft Tissue Injuries and Paul Colangelo, STS, CHST, CET reviews soft tissue injury prevention and the prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders, or MSD's.

  • Safety Week 2015 Toolbox Talk Day 1 Fall Prevention

    Safety Week 2015: Day 1 - Fall Prevention

    Apr 15, 2015

    The first day of Safety Week 2015 focuses on Fall Prevention, and it coincides with OSHA's National Stand Down for Fall Prevention! Join Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, REHS and Paul Colangelo, STS, CHST, CET as they share the 5 safety week topics and some further details about how you can get involved in Safety Week 2015. After the intro, Paul Colangelo delivers a mini-Toolbox Talk to help you prepare for Day 1: Fall Prevention.

  • OSHA HAZWOPER Standard CFR 1910.120

    Understanding OSHA HAZWOPER Standard 29 CFR 1910.120

    Apr 07, 2015

    In this 5-minute Toolbox Safety Talk, OSHA Outreach Trainer Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard 29 CFR 1910.120 and how it applies to general site workers, managers and supervisors on a HAZWOPER site. Follow along as Pete examines the training requirements needed to maintain job site safety and regulatory compliance with OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard.

  • 2015 Edition Updates to NFPA 70E Standard

    NFPA 70E Standard Gets Updated for 2015

    Feb 12, 2015

    The NFPA has released the 2015 Edition of the NFPA 70E Standard. Find out how the changes impact your safety on the job! This week Pete Rice, CSP, CIH takes a look at the recent NFPA 70E standard's major changes. Pete provides an overview of the NFPA 70E standard, then discusses the details of the 2015 updates, which include new terminology, new definitions and how to calculate Arc Flash and Arc Blast potential. Pete also describes how OSHA standards work with the NFPA 70E standard.

  • Winter Storms Cause Damaged Power Lines and Downed Trees

    Winter Weather Hazards Part 3: Working with Damaged Power Lines or Downed Trees

    Jan 22, 2015

    Winter storms bring snow & ice, which can often damage power lines and bring down trees. There are special hazards that workers clearing downed trees, repairing damaged power lines or removing collapsed poles need to consider. In this final toolbox talk of a 3-part video series on winter weather safety, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews the specific hazards that workers face when working with or near damaged power lines and downed trees. Did you know that snow and ice impact the effectiveness of your personal protective equipment (PPE)? How do you stay safe when clearing downed branches or trees? What role does a Competent Person (CP) have when it comes to keeping workers safe on a job site that involves damaged, yet potentially energized, power lines? Aside from Electrocution hazards, what other main hazards do you need to consider?

  • Winter Weather Snow Hazard Safety Tips by Pete Rice

    Winter Weather Hazards Part 2: Working in Snow

    Jan 13, 2015

    Snow hazards can impact your working environment, pose hazards for workers at height and often involve strenuous activities like shoveling. In Part 2 of our Winter Weather Hazards safety video series, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH discusses the hazards posed by snow and icy winter weather. You'll learn some safe techniques for shoveling snow, how to walk safely on snow- & ice-covered surfaces and why the misuse of snow blowers causes nearly 12,000 injuries a year. Pete also covers additional hazards that employers and employees need to prepare for when working on snow-covered roofs or working at heights during winter weather.

  • Winter Weather Driving Hazards Toolbox Safety Talk

    Winter Weather Hazards Part 1: Safe Winter Driving

    Jan 06, 2015

    What would you do if you were stranded in your work vehicle during a winter storm? Learn the proper techniques to stay safe on the road this winter season! In this first of a 3-part series on winter weather hazards, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews the hazards associated with winter weather driving, including what employers can do to ensure worker safety when driving on the job. Learn how to stay safe while driving in inclement weather, why vehicle inspections are critical in winter months and how to assemble an emergency kit in case you get stranded in your vehicle.

  • ClickSafety Holiday Safety Tips 2014

    Holiday Safety Tips for 2014

    Dec 16, 2014

    Lighting, candles & fire, oh my! The holiday season is full of hazards that often catch merrymakers unaware. Avoid those holiday mishaps by watching some quick holiday safety tips from ClickSafety! This week, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH shares some simple, yet important, holiday safety tips. Pete reviews lighting safety, including indoor versus outdoor lighting, how to use candles safely, safely using portable ladders to put up lights and decorations and how to stay safe when using wood-burning stoves or fireplaces. Also learn why the NFPA says to be vigilant during the post-holiday season!

  • ClickSafety's Portable Ladder Safety Tips

    Portable Ladder Safety Tips

    Nov 12, 2014

    Almost 100 workers lost their lives by falling off ladders in 2013! Learning the tips for using portable ladders is a preventative safety measure EVERY worker and employer should take. This week Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, REHS reviews the Top Portable Ladder Safety Tips you should know when working with portable ladders. These tips are intended for workers on a job site, but they can also be used in-and-around your home! Pete discusses the common mistakes many workers make when using portable step and extension ladders.

  • Being Named a Competent Person by OSHA Standards

    Naming a Competent Person

    Oct 13, 2014

    What are the 3 necessary keys to being named a Competent Person? This week, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, REHS shows you what it means to be named a Competent Person (CP) in a workplace or on a job site according to OSHA standards. Competent Persons help companies maintain worker health & safety. They have the authority to take corrective action when they identify workplace hazards or unsafe working conditions. Pete describes the worker responsibilities when they become a Competent Person; he also reviews the process for an employer to name a Competent Person.

  • OSHA Updates Injury & Illness Reporting Regulation

    OSHA Updates Severe Injury & Illness Reporting Regulation

    Sep 29, 2014

    OSHA's Final Rule Changes to the CFR 29 Part 1904 take effect on January 1, 2015...are you ready? Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, REHS reviews the new reporting and record-keeping changes to OSHA's regulation covering worker deaths and workplace injuries. Pete walks you through the specific changes, which include stricter reporting requirements and changes to the list of exempt industries. Pete also takes a look at the OSHA regulation's background and reviews when and why an employer would use OSHA Form 300, Form 300A and Form 301.

  • Lightning Safety on the Job Toolbox Talk Video

    Lightning Safety on the Job

    Jul 25, 2014

    Does working at your job put you at-risk for being struck by lightning? There are many jobs and activities that are impacted during the summer storm season. In this toolbox safety talk, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH shows you how to stay safe from lightning strikes when your work takes you outdoors. Lightning strikes kill around 50 people a year, many of them are workers who might not realize they are at-risk. Every employer who has outdoor workers should have Lightning Safety included in their Emergency Action Plan, including lightning warnings and providing worker access to a safe place. Pete also reviews the objects and materials you should avoid during thunder and lightning storms.

  • Tornado Safety Guidelines

    Tornado Safety Guidelines

    Jul 17, 2014

    Would you be prepared if a Tornado struck your workplace during the day? Did you know that all Employers are responsible for maintaining worker Health & Safety while at work, which includes having Emergency Action Plans that cover Severe Weather like Tornadoes. This week Pete Rice, CSP, CIH shares some Tornado Safety Guidelines that all workers should follow to stay safe during severe weather like Tornadoes. Pete helps you build a Tornado Safety Kit and reviews the details of Employer Requirements around worker safety and health. Get the facts you need to keep yourself and your coworkers safe during the workday!

  • Pete Rice reviews NOAA's Severe Weather Checklist

    Severe Weather Checklist

    Jul 08, 2014

    Every year people die from severe weather. Tornadoes, floods, heat waves, droughts and other adverse weather present dangerous conditions that you can survive if you plan for them. This week Pete Rice, CSP, CIH gives you access to an important tool as he reviews NOAA's Severe Weather Checklist. Make sure you and your coworkers know exactly what to do when Severe Weather strikes during the workday. Pete shares the NOAA Severe Weather Checklist and also discusses the differences between a Weather WATCH versus a Weather WARNING. Please share with your coworkers and family members so that everyone makes it home safely, every single day!

  • Avoiding Tick Bites in Summer

    Avoiding Ticks in the Summer

    Jun 30, 2014

    Don't let diseases carried by mosquitos, fleas & especially ticks ruin your summertime fun! This week Pete Rice, CSP, CIH takes a quick step back from job site safety to look at how you, your family & your pets can avoid ticks, and potentially lyme disease, during the summer months.

  • Hazard Awareness on the Job Site

    National Safety Month: Hazard Awareness

    Jun 16, 2014

    Whether you are on a familiar or an unfamiliar job or work site, you should constantly be aware of your surroundings. During National Safety Month, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH walks you through many areas of safety concern and gives you tips you can use to keep yourself and your coworkers safe at work. This week Pete reviews the steps you should take to maintain Hazard Awareness at all times while working. It starts with different questions you should ask yourself when on a familiar work site versus an unfamiliar job site, and ends with the phrase PACE Yourself to Safety. Find out more by watching the video!

  • Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls

    National Safety Month: Preventing Slips, Trips & Falls

    Jun 10, 2014

    Slips, Trips & Falls account for 15% of all accidental workplace deaths, and these deaths are preventable! In honor of National Safety Month, ClickSafety presents Pete Rice, CSP, CIH as he shares with you important safety tips to help you prevent Slips, Trips & Falls on your job site and in your workplace. Pete gives you a variety of ways to avoid Slips, Trips & Falls, including 3 key safety tips you can use to ensure your workplace is safe for yourself and your coworkers.

  • Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse with Pete Rice, CSP, CIH

    National Safety Month: Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse

    Jun 04, 2014

    The CDC has classified Prescription Drug Abuse as an epidemic. Why? Because nearly a third of all people 12 years and above who used drugs for the first time since 2009 STARTED by abusing prescription drugs. To kick off National Safety Month, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH takes a closer look at the causes of Prescription Drug Abuse. Pete also gives you some action items, including 8 CDC Tips that you can use to get involved and help reduce the Prescription Drug Abuse epidemic.

  • What is a Safety Stand Down Event

    Holding a Safety Stand-Down Event

    May 29, 2014

    Did you know that 37% of all Construction Deaths in 2013 were Falls from Elevation? That's a staggering statistic as these deaths were preventable! Pete Rice, CSP, CIH is here this week to explain Safety Stand-Down events: What are they? Why are they needed? Who is responsible for them? How do they work? When are they held? Pete will use OSHA's 2014 National Stand-Down for Fall Prevention Week, which took place on June 2-6, 2014 as his example.

  • Water Safety Tips

    Staying Safe in the Water!

    May 22, 2014

    Swimming is the #1 summertime activity for kids, yet there are many dangers that could turn a fun time into a disaster. Pete Rice, CSP, CIH gives you a list of safety tips to keep you and your family safe around the pool or beach. Pete also shares several special safety precautions you should take if enjoying water-based activities around lakes, ponds, rivers or oceans.

  • Avoiding Electrical Hazards with Pete Rice

    How to Avoid Electrical Hazards

    May 05, 2014

    May is National Electrical Safety Month and it's a great time to learn how to prevent the 300+ worker deaths that happen each year due to electrical hazards. Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews electrical hazards, tools used to prevent electrical hazards, like AFCI's & GFCI's and finishes with some sobering statistics around electrical fatalities. Pete also provides 10 Safety Tips to help keep you and your workers safe from Electrical Safety Hazards at home and on the job!

  • Pete Rice discusses Distracted Driving Awareness

    Distracted Driving Awareness

    Apr 16, 2014

    Did you know that Distracted Drivers account for 16% of all fatal crashes and 5,000 deaths every year?! Get all the facts from Pete Rice, CSP, CIH as he reviews the causes of distracted driving, discusses employer/employee responsibilities for distracted driving in the workplace and gives you 10 Safety Tips that you can share with your friends and loved ones to help reduce fatalities and accidents from Distracted Driving.

  • National Work Zone Awareness Week

    National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014

    Apr 07, 2014

    Did you know over 660 people die in work zone accidents every year?! This week, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH discusses National Work Zone Awareness Week 2014, which is observed from April 7-11, 2014. Pete goes over the history and then reviews the main causes of work zone accidents. Pete also shares 10 Important Tips for Traveling Safety in Work Zones.

  • Pete Rice CIH CSP on Leg and Foot PPE

    Leg & Foot Protection (#PPE Basics)

    Mar 17, 2014

    Have you ever stepped on a nail, dropped a heavy object on your foot or had molten metal spill over your shoes? This week Pete Rice, CSP, CIH takes a look at Leg & Foot Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Keeping your feet and legs protected while on the job is a serious safety concern for all workers, every single day. Pete covers the most dangerous industries for foot and leg hazards, including the most common leg & foot hazards you could encounter. Pete also reviews the specific Leg & Foot PPE that's available to combat various types of job site hazards.

  • Pete Rice CIH CSP on Ear & Hearing Protection

    Hearing & Ear Protection (#PPE Basics)

    Mar 10, 2014

    Adequate hearing protection is often neglected by workers, yet avoiding or improperly using ear protection can have serious consequences later in life. Pete Rice, CSP, CIH takes you through Hearing & Ear Protection PPE. Pete reviews the uses and benefits of the 3 types of ear and hearing protection commonly found on a job site, then demonstrates their proper use.

  • Pete Rice on Injury & Illness Prevention Programs

    Benefits of an Injury & Illness Prevention Program

    Feb 24, 2014

    Do you know the value of having an Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)? This week Pete Rice, CSP, CIH explains the benefits of setting up an Injury & Illness Prevention, IIP or Safety & Health Program. IIPP not only keeps your workers safe & healthy, but it can add serious value to your company's bottom line! Pete reviews the 8 common elements of an Injury & Illness Prevention Program and then take a detailed look at each element. After watching, you'll have a firm understanding of why an IIPP is beneficial to you, your workers and your company!

  • Pete Rice CIH CSP on Safety and Health Leadership

    Safety & Health Leadership

    Feb 17, 2014

    Did you know that implementing an effective Safety & Health Management program is good for business? Pete Rice, CSP, CIH discusses why businesses should take a strong leadership role in providing Safety & Health programs for their employees. Employee injuries and illnesses affect many aspects of your business, including employee morale, productivity and workers compensation costs. Learn why the best businesses in the world enact Safety & Health Programs designed to protect their workers from workplace injuries and illnesses.

  • Pete Rice CIH CSP on Unsafe Behaviors

    Unsafe Acts & Unsafe Behaviors

    Feb 10, 2014

    Taking risks to get your job done faster or cheaper is a short-term gain that could lead to serious, long-term pain. In this toolbox safety talk, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH discusses the Triggers that cause workers to perform Unsafe Acts and Behaviors on the job site. Pete also shows you the Trigger Controls that help you enact Safe Behaviors on the job site. Remember, your unsafe acts or behaviors don't just impact your life - they can impact your loved ones, your family, your friends, your co-workers and your community! Stay safe!

  • Pete Rice, CSP, CIH on Radon Action Month

    Radon Exposure & Ionizing Radiation

    Jan 27, 2014

    Did you know that Radon exposure is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers? January is Radon Action Month so please join Pete Rice, CSP, CIH as he reviews the hazards associated with Radon Exposure. Learn where radon comes from and how it affects both your home and workplace. Pete shares who's at risk, OSHA's PEL's (permissible exposure limit), how radon enters your home, which workplaces are most at-risk for increased radon concentrations and what steps you can take to identify radon exposure and fix the problem.

  • Pete Rice, CSP, CIH on Risks of Cold Stress

    The Risks of Cold Stress

    Jan 20, 2014

    HOW COLD IS TOO COLD? It's a question you should be asking whenever you or your workers have to brave the cold, winter weather to work outdoors. In this toolbox safety video, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH discusses the risks of cold stress on a workers body. During excessively cold temperatures, workers are at increased risk of cold stress, but with proper planning and training, employers can keep their employees safe during winter work. Find out which workers are most at-risk during cold weather, understand the 3 cold stress risks to be aware of and learn about the protective measures you can take to keep warm & dry to minimize your risk of experiencing cold stress on the job.

  • ClickSafety presents Pete Rice, CSP, CIH

    Lead Exposure Hazards

    Jan 06, 2014

    Thousands of products around the world contain lead and lead over-exposure is a leading cause of workplace illness across many industries, like Construction, Repair, Renovation & Demolition Operations. In this Toolbox Safety Talk, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews the hazards associated with over-exposure to lead, the common operations that generate lead dust and lead fumes, the major elements of OSHA's Lead Standard and the Employer's role in developing a Lead Protection Program to keep workers safe from lead over-exposure. Engineering controls, Administrative controls and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are also covered.

  • Pete-Rice-Holiday-Safety-Tips

    Holiday Health & Safety Tips

    Dec 17, 2013

    Tis the Season of Safety! In this safety video, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH shares many important Holiday Health & Safety Tips compiled from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). From the entire team at ClickSafety, we wish you a Happy Holiday Season and hope you and yours have a Safe, Healthy, Prosperous and Happy New Year!

  • Pete Rice Asbestos Hazards

    Asbestos Hazards

    Dec 02, 2013

    Asbestosis and Mesothelioma are more than just scary-sounding words, they are potentially fatal diseases caused by even limited exposure to Asbestos fibers. This week, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews the hazards associated with Asbestos exposure. Learn about the various types of Asbestos fibers, the conditions in which you could be exposed, why asbestos exposure is hazardous, which industries and workers are most at-risk and what potentially fatal health risks you need to be aware of on your job site.

  • Pete Rice Discusses OSHA Hazwoper Standard

    The OSHA HAZWOPER Standard

    Nov 25, 2013

    What is the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard all about? This week, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH takes you through the genesis of OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard. The term HAZWOPER stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response and the standard was enacted to protect workers involved in these cleanup operations. Pete covers which industries, job types and workers are required to follow the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard, the elements of a safe job site, what type of HAZWOPER training is initially required and how often HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher training is needed to maintain job site safety and regulatory compliance.

  • Pete Rice Avoiding Silica Hazards

    Avoiding Crystalline Silica Hazards

    Nov 11, 2013

    Crystalline Silica is a Deadly Dust that causes the incurable disease, Silicosis. How can you avoid Crystalline Silica hazards on the job site? In this safety video, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews the most at-risk job activities for crystalline silica exposure in both the Construction & General Industry.

  • Pete Rice Understanding Silica Hazards

    Understanding Crystalline Silica Hazards

    Oct 28, 2013

    Inhalation of very small (respirable) Crystalline Silica particles puts workers at risk for silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease. In this Toolbox Safety Talk, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH will define Crystalline Silica, review the dangers presented by silica exposure, talk about which workers and industries are most at-risk and list the symptoms of the 3 types of Silicosis. Pete also addresses OSHA's recently proposed rule to protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica.

  • What are the Osha 10 & Osha 30 Construction Training Topics?

    OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 for Construction Training Topics

    Oct 15, 2013

    What will you learn if you take an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 training course for Construction? Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews the training topics covered in both the OSHA10 for Construction and the OSHA30 for Construction courses. This is the second of a 2-part video where Pete reviews the OSHA training topics, including the specific mandatory, elective and optional topics covered in both OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 for Construction courses.

  • What is the Osha 10 & Osha 30 Construction?

    What is the OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 Construction?

    Oct 01, 2013

    Ever wondered what, exactly, the OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 in Construction is all about? Pete Rice, CSP, CIH will guide you through the details in this Tailgate Safety Talk about the OSHA 10 & OSHA 30 training courses. Learn what OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 mean, why they were created by OSHA, which companies and trainers are authorized to deliver them, the time frame for receiving your OSHA 10 or OSHA 30 card, what you can expect to learn when you take a course, who should take an OSHA 10 versus who should take an OSHA 30 and the benefits of taking an OSHA 10 or OSHA 30.

  • Hand and Arm Personal Protective Equipment

    Hand & Arm Protection (#PPE Basics)

    Sep 09, 2013

    After your head, your hands are probably the most important part of your body on a job site. Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, takes you through Hand & Arm Protection (PPE) in this week's Toolbox Safety Topic. Pete reviews common type of gloves found on a job site and the various natural/synthetic materials that gloves are made of and what they protect against. Pete provides an 8-point checklist of questions to ask yourself before using any Hand & Arm protection.

  • Pete Rice Respiratory Protection

    Respiratory Protection (#PPE Basics)

    Aug 26, 2013

    Breathing in a hazardous substance can be the quickest way to end up in the hospital. Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, discusses the 2 main types of Respiratory Protection and explains their differences. Pete also reviews six of the most common types of respirators, explains gas mask cartridges, filters & canisters, and warns that an experienced Safety Professional or Industrial Hygienist needs to inspect each job site to assess the hazardous substance risk and determine the appropriate Respiratory PPE needed.

  • Pete-Rice-Body-Protection

    Body Protection Checklist (#PPE Basics)

    Aug 19, 2013

    Pete Rice, CSP, CIH explains why it's extremely important to wear the correct body protection PPE for the specific job at hand. Pete gives you an 8-point Body Protection Checklist you can use daily on your job site. He also discusses the various types of materials used in body protection and the specific hazards they protect against.

  • Pete-Rice-Eye-Protection

    Eye & Face Protection (#PPE Basics)

    Aug 12, 2013

    In just the blink of an eye, an incident can injure or even blind a worker who isn't wearing proper eye protection. Pete Rice, CSP, CIH will show different types of Eye and Face Protection and explain which types should be used to help you avoid eye and face injuries from specific job site hazards.

  • Head Protection (#PPE Basic)

    Aug 05, 2013

    Did you now that wearing a hard hat EVERY DAY can protect you from serious injury or death? Join Pete Rice, CSP, CIH as he discusses the importance of Hard Hats on the job site. Hard Hats are one of the most important tools you can have in your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) toolbox. See two of the most common types of hard hats and review you what you need to do each and every time you put on a hard hat at your job site.

  • Introducing Personal Protective Equipment PPE

    Introducing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    Jul 29, 2013

    All workers need PPE, which is a third-line of defense against job site accidents. Personal Protective Equipment helps protect you from harm. Pete Rice, CIH, CSP looks at some common PPE that can be found on every job site across the country and stresses how this third-line of defense is the responsibility of both the employer and employee.

  • ClickSafety GHS Pictograms by Pete Rice Toolbox Talk

    Pictograms on Labels in OSHA's New GHS HazCom Standard

    Jul 22, 2013

    Pete Rice, CSP, CIH explains each of the new GHS Pictograms, which are one of the additions to Labels in the new GHS HazCom Standard. Pictograms are symbols that represent specific hazards you might encounter when handling chemicals and they will be standard on all Chemical Labels after June 1, 2015.

  • ClickSafety GHS Overview by Pete Rice Toolbox Talk

    Label Changes with OSHA's New GHS HazCom Standard

    Jul 15, 2013

    Are you ready for the new OSHA GHS HazCom Standard Label changes? Pete Rice, CIH takes you through the new GHS labels for chemicals and highlights the changes that will become mandatory on June 1, 2015. OSHA requires that employers train all workers on the new GHS standard by December 1, 2013.

  • ClickSafety GHS & SDS by Pete Rice Toolbox Talk

    The New OSHA GHS Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

    Jul 08, 2013

    One of the major changes with OSHA's adoption of the new GHS Hazard Communication Standard is the replacement of the MSDS with the SDS. Get a thorough review of the new Safety Data Sheet by Pete Rice, CSP, in our tailgate safety video.

  • ClickSafety GHS Overview by Pete Rice Toolbox Talk

    An Overview of Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

    Jul 01, 2013

    Certified Safety Professional Pete Rice, CIH thoroughly reviews OSHA's new Hazard Communication Standard, the Globally Harmonized System, or GHS in his first Tailgate Safety video. OSHA requires that employers train all workers on the new GHS standard by December 1, 2013.

  • ClickSafety's Pete Rice, CSP, CIH

    OSHA Fatal Four Hazards: Caught-in or Between

    Jun 24, 2013

    Did you know that Trenching & Excavations are the single greatest contributors to Caught-in or Between hazards on a job site? Pete Rice, CSP, explains the most common Caught-in or Between Hazards, goes into detail on Trenching & Excavation hazards and shows you how you can avoid Caught-in or Between Hazards on your job site.

  • ClickSafety's Pete Rice, CSP, CIH

    OSHA Fatal/Focus Four Hazards: Struck-by Objects

    Jun 21, 2013

    Injuries from Struck-by Objects are all too common and they are one of OSHA's Fatal Four Hazards. In this Tailgate Safety Talk, Learn how to identify and avoid Struck-by Hazards on the job site. Pete Rice, CSP, CIH reviews the most common Struck-by objects, where they happen on a typical job site and how to avoid them.

  • ClickSafety's Pete Rice, CSP, CIH

    OSHA Fatal/Focus Four Hazards: Electrocution

    Jun 17, 2013

    Electrocution is an OSHA Fatal Four Hazard. In this Toolbox Safety Talk, Pete Rice, CSP, CIH helps you identify and avoid Electrocution Hazards on the job site. He discusses the dangers of overhead and buried power lines, reviews problems with power tool cords and connectors, and highlights what a lack of ground fault protection could mean to your workers.

  • ClickSafety's Pete Rice, CSP, CIH

    OSHA Fatal/Focus Four: Fall Hazards

    Jun 10, 2013

    Did you know that Falls cause the most injuries and deaths on a job site? 294 construction workers were killed by fall-related hazards in 2013 and over 100,000 workers were injured in fall-related incidents in 2011! OSHA has identified Falls as one of their Fatal Four Hazards.

  • Overview of OSHA Fatal Four Hazards

    Overview of OSHA Fatal Four / Focus Four Hazards

    Jun 03, 2013

    This toolbox safety talk is aimed at helping reduce Construction deaths by highlighting the hazards that cause the most job site injuries and deaths. OSHA has labeled these hazards the Fatal (or Focus) Four Hazards. They include Falls, Caught-in or -Between, Struck-by Objects and Electrocution Hazards and were responsible for almost 60% of Construction-related deaths in 2011.

  • ClickSafety Heat Illness Daily Checklist

    Heat Illness Daily Checklist

    May 30, 2013

    Battle Heat Illness with a Daily Checklist. Our fifth video has Pete Rice sharing a quick rundown of the 4 common areas that all workers should know about when it comes to reviewing Heat Illness.

  • Pete Rice on Preventing Heat Illness

    Preventing Heat Illness & Heat Exhaustion

    May 20, 2013

    Benjamin Franklin said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." The same holds true when discussing Heat Illness. In this fourth Tailgate Talk, Pete Rice thoroughly reviews how to prevent Heat Illness and Heat Exhaustion. Pete discusses several work-related scenarios - see if you know what went right and what went wrong in each case!

  • Pete Rice, CSE, CIH on Responding to Heat Illness

    Responding Quickly to Heat Illness

    May 13, 2013

    If you see a co-worker that may be displaying some signs and symptoms of Heat Illness, it's very important that you respond quickly to the situation! Do you know what you would do? Learn about some immediate actions you can take to help anyone who is displaying the symptoms of Heat Illness, including Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke.

  • Pete Rice, Certified Safety Engineer for ClickSafety

    What Are The Signs & Symptoms of Heat Illness?

    May 07, 2013

    OSHA tracks heat-induced injuries and, every Summer, workers die from Heat Stroke on the job. Pete Rice, CSE, CIH, reviews the specific signs and symptoms of Heat Illness, including a detailed look at the differences between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. It's never too late to keep your co-workers safe.

  • What is Heat Illness by Pete Rice, CIH

    What is Heat Illness?

    Apr 29, 2013

    Summer is almost here, and in many parts of the country that means excessive temperatures. Start taking precautions now to keep your workers safe by educating them about Heat Illness, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke in your daily or weekly Toolbox Safety meetings. ClickSafety is kicking off a 5-part Tailgate Talk video series with Pete Rice, Safety Engineer & Certified Industrial Hygienist. Pete will be defining Heat Illness so that you can recognize the symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke; he will also provide tips on preventing Heat Illness at your job site.

  • ClickSafety on the Importance of Tailgate Talks with Pete Rice, CIH

    The Importance of Toolbox & Tailgate Safety Talks

    Apr 15, 2013

    It's common knowledge that Toolbox & Tailgate safety meetings are important, but do you know why? Pete Rice, Safety Engineer & Certified Industrial Hygienist, describes the importance of holding daily or weekly Tailgate or Toolbox Talk Safety meetings. Pete reminds you that having short, periodic safety talks with your workers will help keep safety on everyone's mind during the work day and this contributes to many positive effects, including accident prevention, reduced job site risk and having all your workers make it home safely, every single day of the week!

  • Getting Your Workers Involved In Your Tailgate or Toolbox Talk

    Apr 01, 2013

    Ever wonder how to hold the attention of your workers during a toolbox or tailgate meeting so they actually take safety seriously? ClickSafety's Pete Rice, Safety Engineer & Industrial Hygienist, will show you how to maintain active participation by constantly asking your workers questions, highlighting their answers that follow proper safety procedures and de-bunking their commonly used, yet incorrect, answers.

  • Pete Rice CIH Choosing Tailgate Topic

    Choosing a Toolbox or Tailgate Safety Meeting Topic

    Mar 25, 2013

    Pete Rice, CSP, CIH, REHS, takes a look at how you would go about choosing the right topic to review in your Toolbox safety talk. What topics are appropriate? How do you relate general topics to your specific job site? Pete's here to provide the answers you need!

  • Pete Rice Discusses Importance of Daily Toolbox or Tailgate Safety Meetings

    What Are Toolbox and Tailgate Safety Meetings?

    Mar 18, 2013

    Pete Rice, Safety Engineer and Industrial Hygienist for ClickSafety, discusses the importance of holding daily or weekly Toolbox or Tailgate safety talks with your employees. He covers many of the reasons why Toolbox and Tailgate meetings are a positive contribution to job site safety.

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