Safety Topic Blog

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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? Over 250 construction workers were killed by fall-related hazards and over 100,000 workers were injured in fall-related incidents in 2011! OSHA has identified Falls as one of their Fatal Four Hazards.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • Pete Rice CIH Choosing Tailgate Topic

    Choosing a Toolbox or Tailgate Safety Meeting Topic

    Mar 25, 2013

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

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  • 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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