Today on Safety Wars we mark the 82nd Anniversary of the Polish Ex-patriation to Siberia and Ark Angel Russia by the former Soviet Union in WW2. Some estimates run to 1.7 million Polish Lives lost, including over 10 in my family alone. My mother, grandmother and aunt were the lucky few survivors. We talk today with Imogene Salva, author of “One Star Away”. her family’s story of hope, faith, and forgiveness after enduring the Hell of the Soviet Communists. Today on Safety Wars.
We received some feedback that stated "there will NEVER be litigation." Two days after this video aired a major American was served with at least 2 lawsuits involving Covid-19 issues at their warehouses.
So don't let this happen to. you.
During this ongoing emergency JCP Technical Services is still open for business. Some of our remote services include:
1. COVID-19 Awareness Training to formally ensure your employees know procedures and hazards and CONTACT TRACING.
2. Training via teleconference including Respirator and Personal Protective Equipment.
3. Safety Meetings in your mailbox.
4. Site Audits for your construction site.
5. Leadership Training.
Good Luck and Our Prayers Continue in this ongoing crisis.
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You can call us or text us at 845-269-5772 for all of your Safety Needs.
We hope that this emergency will end soon, and we all could remain healthy and happy. Enjoy the downtime as you are able to and plan for the future.
April 28, 2019 Updated Blog: Worker's Memorial Day 2019. Click here.
April 8 2019 Updated Blog: Why Air Monitoring is Important. by Jim Poesl. If you are working with 4 or 5 gas meters this is critical information. Click here for more info.
April 5, 2019 Updated Blog: What is SafetyWars.com? by Jim Poesl. What is the Safety War, how do we plan on fighting it? Click here for more info.
January 18, 2019 Updated Blog: Regulations Where am I? by Jim Poesl. This explains the Major differences in OSHA Regulations. Click here for more info.
January 17, 2019 Updated Blog: OSHA Training; Unraveling the Mystery. by Jim Poesl. This explains the different types of OSHA Training your employees need. Click here for more info.
January 4, 2019
Happy New Year.
Have a good start for safety in the New Year. JCP Technical Services has a Weekly Safety Meeting Program that can be tailor made for your company. We currently have meetings for HAZWOPER, Construction, Marine Shipyards and other industries.
August 9, 2018 Ladder Safety
We just went through this the second week in a row for one client. All step ladders and ladders need to have manufacturer's safety labels. I spoke to "Rose" from Werner and asked her for an instruction manual on how to use a step ladder or training materials. She stated that there is no instruction manual and that the ladder stickers and safety labels are the instruction manual. So please make sure you follow the instruction manual. In every accident that I've investigated involving a ladder, one of the first questions asked is if it had labels. If it didn't have labels the attorneys were able to limit the liability of the defendants by saying the ladders were not inspected and therefore were not supposed to be used in the first place. So it is important for preventing an accident and any liability issues that may arise from an accident. Here is a copy of the inspection form. https://www.wernerco.com/docs/us/literature-pdfs/ladder-safety-inspection-form.pdf?sfvrsn=155c8b3e_5
June 22, 2018 Safety Ethics. They matter all the time.
“Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one is watching” is an popular quote from Aldo Leopold, a 20thcentury ecologist. How does this apply to safety?
This past week at client facilities people were “caught” doing things that were wrong, the employees knew what they were doing wasn’t correct but did it anyway. It is critical to realize that rules are put into place because someone got hurt, killed or there was a major loss.
Some examples of behavior that happen in our industry are:
1. I don’t need a spotter, because it is only a small load and will take a minute.
2. I don’t need to tie off because I’ve done this a hundred times, and nothing happened.
3. I don’t need a confined space entry permit, because it will take too long and I will only be in there a minute.
4. I don’t need to sign accountability logs/site entry exit logs.
5. I am going to do work outside of my permit because someone asked me to.
6. This is a new co-worker let’s see how gullible he is, we’ll tell him to do something wrong. If he doesn’t do it we will report him.
If you are being watched by management, safety or the client chances are you wouldn’t even consider doing any of the things listed above.
However its not ethical behavior, it is not safe behavior, and often it does lead to injuries or worse. Any one of the behaviors can lead to being removed from the facility, banned, or cause a loss of business let alone get someone hurt or killed.